Level 4 Complete - The Classic Literature Level


The fourth level of the MCT language arts curriculum is an introduction to literature—sophisticated and insightful at a level beyond what most students will ever encounter. mrT leads students in a year-long examination of how the great writers use poetic techniques, subtle paragraph transitions, and sound in their classic novels. He takes us into the vocabulary, grammar, and poetry of these novels, and he does this at a level few students will encounter unless they are English majors at the top universities. No other curriculum comes close to this level of sophistication, and mrT is the ideal instructor to lead students in exploring it. The live classes will play a significant part in opening literature at this level to students.

During the second semester, mrT will be teaching the Shadow Trilogy.

REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE Second semester: $600



Michael Clay Thompson

Class Details

Live Class: Most Thursdays at 1:00 ET. There will be a live class most weeks, but not all of them. The core of the course is the assignments and the extensive feedback given by the instructor, with the live class being a voluntary enrichment for students who are able to attend. Students' attendance of the live class has no effect on their grades. Students unable to attend the live class will be able to access a recording of the class.

Assignments: Varies per class

Duration: Second semester: January 17 to May 16, 2019

Student Expectations:
Students must be able to do assigments using a keyboard and be comfortable accessing the internet.

Student Support:
mrT is available via email.

mrT may reply to students' answers with comments or questions, and he will want them to answer those emails.

Students will need the Level 4 texts: The Grammar of Literature, The Vocabulary of Literature, The Writing of Literature, The Poetry of Literature, and 4Practice for Literature. For the literary option, students will need the novels of the Shadow Trilogy: The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and The Hound of the Baskervilles. Students will need to have an email account and access to a computer with audio and video capabilities.


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REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE Second semester: $600