What distinguishes a truly compelling and persuasive academic essay from a mediocre, formulaic one? How can you not only hook readers but sustain their interest over the course of a well-researched argument? How can you write college-level essays that make readers nod and even smile instead of yawn?
Writing Academic Arguments - The Art of the Essay at Stanford University - Summer Sessions Writing and Rhetoric will help you move far beyond the five-paragraph essay. You’ll learn how to craft good research questions, conduct ethical scholarly research, engage counterarguments, and write and revise academic essays. We’ll read and discuss a variety of well-crafted essays, but mainly we’ll focus on your own writing as students in the class. You’ll learn to write a rhetorical analysis of a work that interests you—an essay, film, song, painting, etc. Then you’ll develop a persuasive, research-based essay that explores a topic you feel passionate about.
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- Rhetorical Analysis
- Research-Based Argument
- Homework and In-class Work
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- 21 days
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- Early Decision: December 3
- Priority: January 8
DisciplinesCreative Writing Liberal Arts Literature View 34 other Masters in Literature in United States
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Be a current sophomore, junior, or senior, or a gap year student at the time of application.
- Be at least 16 at the start of the program, June 19, 2021, and no more than 19 by the last day, August 15, 2021. There are no exceptions to these age restrictions.
- Not be matriculating into Stanford as freshman.
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International1233 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1233 USD per credit during 21 days.
National1233 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1233 USD per credit during 21 days.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.