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Thinking Skills for High Achievers III: 16 Ways to Be Creative (Ages 14-18)

An 8-week class covering 16 ways of thinking based on Cicero's 16 Topics of Invention to inspire creative, descriptive, deliberative, and persuasive thinking, speaking, and writing.
Leon Conrad
223 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
  There are no upcoming classes.
60 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 8 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Throughout this course, students will engage creatively and deeply with Cicero's 16 Topics of Invention. They will apply their knowledge of them to specific tasks and connect their learning in imaginative and creative ways to other areas of individual interest and general knowledge. Two graded formal points of assessment allow insight into personal and creative achievement on the course.
Students will need a standard stationery kit (writing implements, ruler, paper, eraser), access to a scanner if submitting handwritten work, and 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. Students will also benefit from having a course-specific ring-file binder or large (UK A4 or US Letter) notebook to use as they go through this Odyssey Grid journey. 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 for further information and contact '' 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.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Leon Conrad
Lives in the United Kingdom
A traditional tutor who enjoys inspiring students with a love for learning
223 total reviews
233 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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