Writing the Think Piece


Learn to write provocative pieces on current events and trends in this workshop devoted to crafting powerful essays.

Starting at $720.00
As few as 10 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Read and discuss powerful examples of thinkpieces from contemporary writers
  • Determine what makes a thinkpiece effective
  • Learn to research your argument and structure ideas
  • Complete several polished pieces in response to news and popular ideas

About this course:

Perhaps no genre is more shared, read, and critiqued than the online thinkpiece. As much as these essays capture and analyze the current cultural landscape, they are often misunderstood as quick, cheap, or reactionary. The truth is that the genre is malleable enough for any writer to find their footing and to craft their voice within its limits. Together, we define what a thinkpiece is and is not by reading some of its most well-known writers, including Roxane Gay, Kiese Laymon, and Rebecca Solnit. Then, we work on honing your voice, researching your argument, and giving structure to your ideas. Participants walk away from the course with several pieces of polished work.

Spring 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
This section has no set meeting times.
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Instructor: Marah Eakin
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ENROLL BY: Apr 12, 2023
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Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required. 

This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 26, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
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