Thinking Skills for High Achievers II: Describe a Character Clearly (Ages 14-18)

A follow-on one-off class in which we use Aristotle's Categories (covered in Part 1) to create a comprehensive description of a character in a story.
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Class Experience

Students will apply their knowledge of Aristotle's 10 Categories of Being to create a comprehensive written description of a character of their choice in a story. With further practice, they will be able to use the Categories to boost their descriptive writing, improve their deliberative thinking, and their ability to engage with and describe the world they see around them even further.
Students attending this one-off class will be provided with a printable worksheet they can use to help them apply their knowledge going forward.
Students will need a standard stationery kit (writing implements, ruler, paper, eraser). An over-ear gaming-type set of headphones with built-on microphone and a noise-cancelling feature is recommended for best audio quality for communication in classes.

Please note that unless students have a very good reason not to have their video on during class, I expect students to be visible and participate actively in classes I teach. The digital classroom is a social space shaped by our intentions and our activity - and I encourage participants to actively build the kind of space they feel comfortable in, and to actively work on creating a space in which others can also feel comfortable being and acting in. Outschool does provide a 'verification' system for those who have good reasons not to participate visually, and I will respect and support that fully. Please consult https://support.outschool.com/en/articles/4063624-learner-verification for further information and contact 'verification@outschool.com' at least a week before the start of your first class to allow time for the verification process to be completed. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
Student retention and understanding is assessed informally individually during the class.
A handout with ideas for further development in clear stages will be provided for follow-on work, with demonstrative samples and tutor's comments on these which students can use as springboards for future work.
A mark sheet with clear grade descriptors for this task for self-assessment purposes will be provided.
A handout with some examples of creative ideas drawn from or inspired by published writers' work will also be provided.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Leon Conrad
Lives in the United Kingdom
A traditional tutor who enjoys inspiring students with a love for learning
213 total reviews
221 completed classes

About Me

Hello, and welcome! Please call me Leon. I'm based in London, UK where I live with my wife, Tanya and dog Tally. I tutor in the best tradition of the British education system, drawing on a long-standing integrated and integrating liberal arts... 
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