Writing the Think Piece

WRITING X 424.15E

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

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Remote Instruction
Starting at $695.00
As few as 11 weeks
3.0

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.

Fall 2021 Schedule

Date & Time
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Format
 
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Kevin O'Keeffe
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Fee:
$695.00
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Location: Online
ENROLL BY: Sep 28, 2021
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Notes

No meeting October 5.

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required. 

This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.

Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 19, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Sep 28, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Oct 12, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Oct 19, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Oct 26, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Nov 2, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Nov 9, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Nov 16, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Nov 23, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Nov 30, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Dec 7, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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