This course is designed to improve students' non-fiction writing skills in a range of areas, including:
- personal essays
- persuasive essays
- academic essays
By design, the course takes a conversational tone and is a mixture of "lecture", external readings, and a variety of hands-on, marked activities.
Rather than treat particular types of essay writing, we address the building blocks of non-fiction writing in general. The course is split into the following topics:
By the end of the course, students will have mastered word choice, sentence and paragraph construction, and overall structural engineering of an essay.