In this eleven-day course, your student will complete writing drills based around Sophocles’s tragic play Oedipus Rex (5th century BC). For the first five days of reading, your student will build skills at the sentence- and paragraph-levels. For the last six days, he or she will write an analytical essay with our curriculum as a guide. Following our basic instructions, your student will progress easily from the thesis statement to the outline to the final draft.
N. B. We recommend Richmond Lattimore’s translation.