Writing & Rhetoric Book 11: Thesis
With a focus on oratory, the ten lessons of this course provide the student with a rich experience in preparing, writing, evaluating, and delivering persuasive speeches. Lessons include extensive writing, skill-building, as well as reading diverse speech texts in three areas – judicial, ceremonial, and political. These prepare the student for three intense practicums and the writing/delivery of three speeches: closing arguments in a court case (judicial), eulogy at a funeral (ceremonial), and proposal of a law in a legal body (political). Writing assignment lessons and speech assignment lessons have separate lessons plans – one week and two-week, respectively. While the course can be completed in one semester, it could also be slowed down and spread over a full academic year.