WRIT 137 SC - The Newspaper Op-Ed
This is a workshop-based course designed to enhance students' skills in crafting arguments about contemporary political and ethical problems and to develop their awareness of language's possibilities. We will examine the editorial as the most economical and condensed example of argumentative writing that exploits the full range of rhetorical techniques. We will read editorials on a variety of topics (some chosen by the class). For these readings, our main task will be to scrutinize each argument's logic and its author's strategies to gain credibility. Assignments will include exercises on logic and logical flaws, imitations of prose styles, and a portfolio of editorials.
Course Credit: 1.0
Offered: Every 3-4 years
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