Prerequisite:WRTG 150 (Writing and Rhetoric) or equivalent skill; junior or senior status.
Description:Expository and persuasive writing focusing on practical reasons for evaluating audiences, generating and structuring an argument, and making stylistic decisions. Library research paper.
Course Content:Lesson 1: Theory: What is Persuasion and How Should I Use It? Lesson 2: Theory: Rhetorical Opportunities, Commitments, and Judgment Lesson 3: Theory: Resources of Persuasion Lesson 4: Theory: Structure of Persuasion Lesson 5: Practice: Persuasive Synthesis of Theory Lesson 6: Practice: Persuasive Self-Presentation Lesson 7: Submit Portfolio 1 Lesson 8: Practice: Analysis of Persuasive Rhetoric Lesson 9: Practice: Response to Persuasive Rhetoric Lesson 10: Submit Portfolio 2 Lesson 11: Theory: What Is Research? Lesson 12: Practice: The Research Paper Assignment Lesson 13: Practice: Defining a Research Problem and Assessing Resources Lesson 14: Practice: Proposing a Research Project Lesson 15: Submit Portfolio 3 Lesson 16: Theory and Practice: Writing and Revising the Research Paper Lesson 17: Theory and Practice: Evaluating a Research Paper as Effective Persuasion Lesson 18: Submit Portfolio 4
Online Courses:Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.
Notes:Carries BYU GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication credit.
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