I am doing the literary analysis bit of WWS with A. and I think it is great for him and for me: he is not naturally a literary analysis kind of fellow, and as we work through the WWS lessons I can see that they will help me do a much better job of doing the WTM-style literary analysis work during the rest of our year.
As in, do it at all -- I'd never figured out how to explain the nuts-and-bolts of even a beginning WTM-style literary paper. After 1 week with WWS and Rikki-tikki-tavi both he and I are figuring out how to approach the assignments.
I don't _think_ I want to do all of WWS, though. I'm almost certainly going to use Classical Writing for formal instruction. (As an aside to folks thinking through what they like to do, I've found that doing the WTM-style outlines, summaries &c is invaluable writing during our subject classes, but using a program like WWS or Classical Writing really pushes the child: it improves his writing, his reading, his thinking, and also keeps him from getting bored with writing. So my Ideal Vision includes both. Reality does intrude!)
Are there similar sections in WWS2 and WWS3 that can be used alone? I did skim the table of contents in WWS2 at Amazon, but (maybe because I'm sick and fuzzy-headed) couldn't figure out the answer to my question.
thanks in advance!