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Writing: Refutation and Confirmation

Learn how to master writing!

  • Starts 29 July
  • 525 Australian dollars
  • Online

Available spots

Service Description

Description: This writing course focuses on the art of refutation and confirmation, teaching students to critically evaluate arguments by addressing their strengths and weaknesses. When refuting an argument, students will learn to identify and articulate points that make it obscure, incredible, impossible, illogical, unfitting, and unprofitable. Conversely, in confirming an argument, they will be guided on how to present it as manifest, probable, possible, logical, fitting, and profitable. Through structured exercises and examples, students will develop the skills to dismantle flawed reasoning and bolster sound arguments, enhancing writing skills. Prerequisites: Students should have spelling capabilities at a grade level and be able to write sentences with basic sentence syntax. This course is recommended for students in Grade 5 or 6, or older students needing to consolidate their persuasive writing skills. In class, students need to be able to follow teacher-led workbook completion and record answers during class. They need to be able to answer questions when called on in a group setting. Required Materials: Students must purchase the Australian Progymnasmata (Confutation and Refutation- due for release July 15) student text from Via Classica. They should also have an exercise book for additional notes. Students will also need a USB headset microphone (built-in microphones also work). Students will use Microsoft Teams for online sessions. Course sessions: This course will commence in the week starting 29 July. There are two one-hour sessions each week. These sessions will be on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 am (AEDT/AEST). There will be a term break from 30 September until 11 October. Classes resume in the week commencing 14 October. The final week of classes for this course will commence on 9 December. Classes will not run on Tuesday, 24 September, and Monday, 11 November. Instructor: Mrs. Elizabeth Matheson

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