Trivium

Traditionally, formal education consisted of instructing young minds in the seven liberal arts. The first three—grammar, logic, & rhetoric: known as the trivium—enable us to communicate our knowledge with clarity and style.  Trivium study at Canongate is based in this tradition of fostering eloquence, and aims to strengthen the skills of writing and argument. By imitating great rhetorical pieces, studying traditional logic, engaging in serious conversations, and writing in various styles, students learn to reason more clearly and make presentations with more confidence.   

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Logic

Rhetoric

Creative Writing

Integrated Humanities

Traditional Logic by Martin Cothran

The Office of Assertion by Scott Crider

The Writer’s Workshop by Gregory Roper

The Apology by Plato, plus other primary sources.