Conversations are not usually listed on an academic transcript. But in The Conversation, Classical Conversations founder Leigh Bortins helps both parents and students to understand the importance of rhetoric-and she provides a model to help young adults to think independently. The first section provides an overview of rhetoric along with an exhortation (accompanied by helpful tips and guidance) for parents to keep homeschooling their kids through high school. The second section models a rhetorical education in reading, speech & debate, writing, science, math, government & economics, history, Latin and foreign languages, and fine arts; examples of real-world conversations and projects are also included to help explain rhetoric in light of real-life homeschooling. 267 pages, indexed, softcover.