Opinion Writing: Writing to Analyze, Explain, Challenge and Champion

JOURN X 457.2

Discover what makes opinion writing--editorials, columns and commentaries--stimulating, memorable, provocative and persuasive.    

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Spring
In-Person
Starting at $630.00
As few as 9 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Discover what makes opinion writing—editorials, columns, and commentaries—stimulating, memorable, provocative, and persuasive
  • Develop your voice and hone your skills in a variety of assignments
  • Acquire the techniques to mount a compelling case, clinch the argument, and call to action
  • Study past masters of the craft through texts and handouts, as well as learn from some of the modern masters who join as guests

About this course:

Writers, communicators, and professionals in every field can benefit from acquiring the techniques to mount a compelling case, clinch the argument and call to action. In this course, students discover what makes opinion writing--editorials, columns, and commentaries--stimulating, memorable, provocative and persuasive. Students study past masters of the craft through texts and handouts, as well as learn from some of the modern masters who join as guests. Along the way, students have ample opportunity to develop their own voice and hone their skills in a variety of assignments.

Spring 2024 Schedule

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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
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397187
Fee:
$630.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
ENROLL BY: Apr 4, 2024
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Notes

Elective course in the Journalism Certificate.

Enrollment limited. Early enrollment advised. Enrollment deadline: April 4, 2024. Late enrollment deadline: April 11, 2024. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after March 28, 2024
Course Requirements
Book: The Art of Fact by Kevin Kerrane and Ben Yagoda, eds.
Schedule
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Discussion
Thu Apr 4, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Discussion
Thu Apr 11, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Discussion
Thu Apr 18, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Discussion
Thu Apr 25, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Discussion
Thu May 2, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Discussion
Thu May 9, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Discussion
Thu May 16, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Discussion
Thu May 23, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Discussion
Thu May 30, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center

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