Middlebury

WRPR 1006

Opinion Writing

Your Voice Matters: Opinion Writing for Maximum Impact
Students in this course will learn to write a variety of persuasive opinion pieces, including personal columns, op-eds, critical reviews, and letters. We will work on developing critical thinking and fact-based arguments, as well as lively, eloquent, and sensitive prose. We will read a wide range of exemplary op-eds and columns, and examine how opinion writing shapes social change. Students will publish their polished work on a class blog, and use social media to attract readers. Because this course may address issues that students find difficult, upsetting, or offensive, those who enroll must have an open mind and a willingness to engage with opposing viewpoints.
Subject:
Writing and Rhetoric Program
Department:
Writing and Rhetoric Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CW WTR

Sections

Winter 2020

WRPR1006A-W20 Lecture (Greenberg)

Winter 2019

WRPR1006A-W19 Lecture (Greenberg)

Winter 2018

WRPR1006A-W18 Lecture (Greenberg)

Winter 2017

WRPR1006A-W17 Lecture (Greenberg)