Writers' Workshop

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There are no required grammar text-books for the Writers’ Workshop.  All of the curriculum and writing resources are either posted on the website in the atrium for the Writers' Workshop or will be sent to the student by the tutor via email.  However, there is a list of required reading and there are several recommended resources.  The required reading is listed below:

First Semester: 
     The Old Testament book of Genesis; John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress; The Old Testament book of Proverbs;
     Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol; William Shakespeare's Hamlet.  Free Etexts of these books are available
     at the following links:
John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress at http://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/bunyan/index.htm
     and http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/131 ; Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (U. of Virginia):
     http://etext.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/DicChri.html ; William Shakespeare’s Hamlet (U. of Virginia):

Second Semester: 
     G. K. Chesterton's Orthodoxy; The Gospel of Luke; The Acts of the Apostles; C. S. Lewis's Mere Christianity.
     Recommended editions: Orthodoxy, by G. K. Chesterton, ed. Philip Yancey (Harold Shaw Pub., 1994); reprint
     edition 2001 [Hardcover]; Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis,
(HarperCollins, 2001).

Two recommended resources for this course are Understanding English Grammar, by Martha Kolln and Robert Funk, and The Elements of Style, by William Strunk and E. B. White.  Both books are considered classics and have already gone through several editions.  I am currently using the 5th and 7th editions of Understanding English Grammar, and the 3rd edition of The Elements of Style.  Both books are now available in even newer editions.   Understanding English Grammar also comes with a separate workbook.  Like the textbook they are rather pricey if you buy them new.  However, with a little effort you may be able to find used copies which are in good condition and priced much cheaper.