Writing the Thinkpiece

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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Classroom
Starting at $345.00
As few as 6 weeks
2.0 Credits

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.

Winter 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Mathew Rodriguez
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Fee:
$345.00
88 days left. Enroll by Feb 14, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 20 students. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after February 19, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Feb 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall A152
Discussion
Thu Feb 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall A152
Discussion
Thu Feb 28, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall A152
Discussion
Thu Mar 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall A152
Discussion
Thu Mar 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall A152
Discussion
Thu Mar 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall A152

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