WRTG 312

Persuasive Writing

English College of Humanities

Course Description

Expository and persuasive writing focusing on practical reasons for evaluating audiences, generating and structuring an argument, and making stylistic decisions. Library research paper.

When Taught

All Semesters/Terms

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

First-year writing, junior or senior status.

Note

Carries GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication credit. Offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout the year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at is.byu.edu.

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Process

Learning Outcome

Employ informed and flexible processes for writing and speaking, including creating and/or finding ideas, evidence, and data to write about; planning and drafting; revising; editing; and designing or presenting a message so that it is successfully understood by a specified audience.

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Structure

Learning Outcome

Write coherent and unified texts, including effective introductions, clear thesis statements, supporting details, transitions, and strong conclusions.

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Rhetorical Situation

Learning Outcome

Use various methods of invention, organization, and style to adapt written and oral forms of communication to a specific rhetorical situation.

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Sources

Learning Outcome

Utilize the library and electronic resources to locate relevant information, assess its reliability and usefulness, and effectively and ethically incorporate it into their own writing by following an appropriate style of documentation.

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Style

Learning Outcome

Write in a correct, clear, and graceful prose style.

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Critical Reading

Learning Outcome

Effectively evaluate and comment on the writing of others to facilitate revision.

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Ethos

Learning Outcome

Create an appropriate ethos in both writing and speaking.

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Argument

Learning Outcome

Analyze the parts of an argument; evaluate them in terms of the intended audience; and generate a reasonable argument for a specific audience.Anticipate and effectively respond to audience objections and counterarguments.