Language Arts

Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4: Fundamentals of Expository Writing

Writing instruction at WHA begins with Language Arts in the Grammar School and continues through the School of Logic and School of Rhetoric years, culminating in Rhetoric 2: Senior Thesis.  The primary goal of our writing process is to teach students how to write coherent, logical, and elegant essays.  To accomplish this, students need a […]

Section: Composition, Literature   |   School: Grammar School, School of Logic

Fundamentals of Research & Presentation

Fundamentals of Research & Presentation introduces students to logic level research and presentation skills as they learn about their own state (or province or country) history. Using the history of the student’s home area as the research content, students will learn vital research skills which will be needed across a multitude of disciplines in their […]

Section: Composition, History, Humanities   |   School: School of Logic

Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Fundamentals of Academic Writing hones the skills of the beginning academic writer. Students will practice the trajectory of the writing process from Invention (pre-writing) through final revisions to formal submission. In this way, they will gain greater proficiency in the art of writing well-crafted sentences, coherent paragraphs, and well-structured analytical and argumentative essays. Students will […]

Section: Composition   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Logic

Logic 1, Logic 2 Readiness (Summer), Logic 2

At Wilson Hill Academy we have found that students do better by postponing their Logic instruction until 9th grade.  Logic 1 is open to 8th graders, however, and will count toward the Logic graduation requirement if taken in 8th grade, though no credit toward the minimum number of course credits will be awarded. Logic 1 […]

Section: Composition   |   School: School of Logic, School of Rhetoric

Advanced Composition

Advanced Composition 1, Advanced Composition 2

New for the 2019-20 school year, the Advanced Composition courses provide robust and personal writing instruction for high school students.  Students will refine composition skills through imitative writing and essay construction, and practice emulating the voice of consummate authors by closely examining tone, diction, and syntax.  These courses also reinforce prior grammar instruction through the […]

Section: Composition   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Creative Writing

The Creative Writing course introduces students to a variety of literary genres drawn from some of the greatest writers of Western culture. Through a serious study of these great authors and their stylistic nuances, students will hone their creative skills through directed writing across the genres, analysis and imitation of other authors, study of literary […]

Section: Composition   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Rhetoric

Rhetoric 1, Rhetoric Refresher (Summer), Rhetoric 2/Senior Thesis

Both Rhetoric courses carry the honors designation. Rhetoric 1 Rhetoric I introduces students to the concepts and practical principles of the ancient art of rhetoric, the third part of the classical Trivium. Drawn largely from Aristotle’s Rhetoric and Quintilian’s Institutio Oratoria, the course trains students in using and applying the classical rhetorical canons to a variety of spoken […]

Section: Composition   |   School: School of Rhetoric