Course Outline

  • 2

    Big Picture Overview

    • LTW 1, 2 & 3

    • Rhetoric the Right Way

    • Overview of LTW 1

    • Overview of Rhetorical Canon(s)

    • Overview of Invention

    • Overview of Arrangement

    • Overview of Elocution

    • Writing Process & Rhetorical Canon(s)

  • 3

    Reading for Writing Essays

    • Pre-Reading & Taking Notes

    • PDF for Taking Notes

    • Word Processing File for Taking Notes

    • Template for Book Description

  • 4

    Invention: Whether—> ANI

    • Should Question

    • Whether Clause

    • Invent / Inventory Reasons (Sub-Proofs)

    • ANI Chart

  • 5

    Invention: 5 Common Topics

    • 5 Common Topics, an Overview (Essays 2-9)

    • Similarities (Essays 3-9)

    • Differences (Essays 4-9)

    • Comparison Chart—3 Columns

    • Comparison Chart - Venn Diagram

    • Comparison Chart—Different Degrees

    • Definition (Essays 5-9)

    • Definition—Invention Tool

    • Circumstance (Essay 6-9)

    • Relationship (Essay 7-9)

    • Testimony (Essays 8-9)

    • 5 Common Topics & Story Elements

  • 6

    Arrangement

    • Sort Your ANI Chart

    • Value of Organizating Things & Information

    • Write Your Thesis

    • Evaluate Which is the Best Reason

    • Outline Essay 1

    • Outline Your Intro, Proofs, and Conclusion (Essays 2-9)

    • Download Essay 2 Outline

    • Add Exordium (Essays 3-9)

    • Download Essay 3 Outline

    • Add Amplification (Essays 4-9)

    • Download Essay 4 Outline

    • Add Division (Essays 5-9)

    • Download Essay 5 Outline

    • Add Refutations (Essays 6-9)

    • Download Essay 6 Outline

    • Add Narratio (Essays 7-9: Cicero's Full Outline)

    • Download Essays 7-8-9 Outline

    • Five-Paragraph Essays

    • Download Five-Paragraph Essay Outline

    • Preview of Comparison Essays

  • 7

    Elocution

    • Steps for Outline to Essay 2

    • Turn Proofs into Parallel Topic Sentences

    • Turn Subproofs into Supporting Sentences

    • Add Transition Words Between Paragraphs

    • Choose a Set of Transition Words

    • Add Parallel Words (Essays 2-9)—or Pleonasm!

    • Choose Parallelism with Asyndeton or Polysyndeton

    • Close Proofs with Clincher Sentences

    • Style Checklist

    • Sample Essay 2 EDITED

    • Checklist of Steps for Outline to Essay 2

    • Add Strong Verbs (Essays 3-9)

    • Checklist of Steps for Outline to Essay 3

    • Add Parallel Phrases & Clauses (Essays 4-9)

    • GRAMMAR TIP! How to Check Parallelism

    • Checklist of Steps for Outline to Essay 4

    • Rubric Essay 4

    • Add Antithesis (Essays 5-9)

    • Examples of Antithesis

    • Checklist of Steps for Outline to Essay 5

    • Simile (Essay 6)

    • Alliteration (Essay 7)

    • Checklist of Steps for Outline to Essay 6

    • Checklist of Steps for Outline to Essay 7

    • Checklist of Steps for Outline to Essay 8

    • Metaphor (Essay 8)

    • Assonance (Essay 9)

    • Checklist of Steps for Outline to Essay 9

    • Rubric for a 5-Paragraph Essay

  • 8

    MLA Style

    • Add a Works Cited List

    • Format Your Paper According to MLA

    • In-Text Citations

  • 9

    More Style Tips

    • Parallelism, Conjuctions, & Commas

    • Litotes