DPI-821M: Advanced Policy Writing for Decision Makers

Semester: Spr Mod3

Credit: 0.5

Syllabus: Click here for syllabus

Faculty: Steven Strauss


Day Time Location
First Day 1/27
Meet Day M/W 8:40 AM - 10:00 AM BL-1


This six-week course will focus on the modes of analysis, persuasive arguments, recommendations, refutations, overall structure, and graphic support necessary to write extended policy analysis. We will study the genres of extended policy papers, including white papers and briefing books, with attention to the Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE) and Second-Year Policy Analysis (SYPA). You should arrive with a long-format project clearly in mind that you can develop effectively in a six-week period. The class operates in immersive break-out sessions targeted to your specific policy interests and writing needs and can be taken alone or together with other writing courses in the DPI series.