This course focuses on persuasive communication; think of it as writing for people who are not paid to read you. It will give students confidence in how to frame, structure, write, and edit opinion pieces, with an emphasis on the clarity, concision, and persuasive power of their argument. The course, which is run as a series of seminars and writing workshops, will draw on the work of both seasoned op-ed writers and students. Active participation in class discussions, draft feedback, and exercises, along with preparation of the readings and writing assignments, is essential.
DPI-831M focuses entirely on op-ed writing, while DPI-830 focuses on all types of columns. Students cannot register for both DPI-831M and DPI-830 for credit. Each course in the DPI communications series assumes a fluency with the English language. Attendance at first class mandatory