DPI-810M D: Introduction to Writing for Policy and Politics

Semester: Spring 2

Credit: 2.0

Syllabus: Click here for syllabus


Day Time Location
Term Start Date 3/19
Meet Day T/Th 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM Littauer Bldg 332 (HKS)


This intensive six-week course in effective writing focuses on the strategies and techniques behind great persuasive writing in both politics and policy. Every element of the writing process will be explored and addressed, with special attention paid to those special problems you will face as a writer in the public, discursive world of emails, memos, articles, editorials, blogs, arguments, recommendations, refutations and explanations. Weekly writing assignments, along with many focused exercises, will hone skills and provide ample opportunity for feedback. Students whose goals include longer-form writing, extended policy writing, or writing for publication should strongly consider taking this course in a sequence with DPI-811M.

Each course in the DPI communications series assumes a fluency with the English language.

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