These are our goals for all our OCS graduates (in no particular order):
- Read well for a variety of purposes with an attention to style, argument, and subtlety.
- Write a sustained argument in a readable style (application of CEW and Informal Logic).
- Speak with clarity and effect, with confidence, purpose, winsomeness.
- 精通文化, 哲学, and ideological influences in order to weigh all expression and argument against the Truth of Scripture.
为了实现这些目标, our streamlined course sequence allows concentrated study in specific language areas. The courses are not linked to any particular grade level; instead, they follow a natural progression beginning with the foundation of reading well and ending with the capstone of evaluation and synthesis of ideas from multiple sources. College requirements indicate that every 学生 must take four years of 英语, 但它们并没有规定一个特定的水平(例如.g.荣誉或AP). To push through classes only to have them listed on a resume—without thought to whether or not 学生s have engaged in ideas that deepen their ability to think—sidesteps the purpose of education. 在manbetx体育教, we desire to move away from utilitarian and pragmatic thinking that drives 学生s to “take classes” and instead concern ourselves and our 学生s with language study that enriches the mind and enlivens the soul.