BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Persuasive Writing

ENGL 312


$ 579.00

Instructor: Toni E Pilcher
Credits: 3.00

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WRTG 150 (Writing and Rhetoric) or equivalent skill; junior or senior status.


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.


Carries BYU GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication credit.

   No Materials required for this course!