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 $665.00
As few as 10 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.

Summer 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Available
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Tuesday 7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Location: Online
Instructor: Kevin O'Keeffe
373713
Fee:
$665.00
32 days left. Enroll by Jun 30, 2020
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Notes

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 July 14, 2020
Course Requirements
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jun 30, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jul 7, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jul 14, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jul 21, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jul 28, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Aug 4, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Aug 11, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Aug 18, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Aug 25, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Sep 1, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online

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