Writing Academic Arguments: The Art of the Essay

Course Description

Offered only to High School students. How can you write college-level essays that hook readers and sustain their interest over the course of a well-researched argument? In this course you'll learn how to craft good research questions, conduct ethical scholarly research, engage counterarguments, and write and revise academic essays. You'll write a rhetorical analysis of a work that interests you, an essay, film, song, painting, etc. and develop a persuasive, research-based essay exploring a topic you feel passionate about. Does not meet the Stanford first-year writing requirement.

Course Details

  • Class Number: 2528
  • 2021 Schedule: TuTh 10:30AM - 11:50AM PDT
  • Online Format - Synchronous: This course is taught in real-time, and students are expected to attend virtual sessions at specific times during the week.
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