Course Description


Introduction to Argumentative Writing

We live in conflicting times- good is bad, bad is good, or is it? Everyone has an opinion, perspective, or stance on an issue, but the challenge is to persuade the audience to accept- or at least seriously consider- your point of view. Argumentative writing is a life skill- letters to the editor, a representative, a company, etc.- that helps us to clarify our thoughts and articulate them accurately while also considering the ideas of others in a respectful and critical way. If you can talk about your opinion, then you can also write about it. I'll teach you a "few tricks" so perhaps you'll win...the argument.


Instructor: Jann Peck

Location: West Feliciana Library

Required Supplies: Come to the first class with an issue in mind. Have paper, a pencil, blue, green, red, and black markers.

Optional: Laptop


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Section Title
Introduction tto Argumentative Writing
10:30AM to 11:30AM
Jul 09, 2024 to Jul 30, 2024
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OFINTRO1 non-credit $20.00 Click here to get more information
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English Proficiency Requirements

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