Literary Arguments

Overview

Literary Arguments

Is the pen mightier than the sword? In this course, you'll learn to use your words and debate your way to victory every time.

Have you ever had an argument? Maybe your sister “borrowed” your favorite sweater without asking, or your mom grounded you for coming home late. Disagreements are a part of life, but writing an argument is a different beast. It involves whole lot more than disagreeing with someone. It requires you to think like a lawyer presenting your case to a jury of your peers (or, more often than not, your parents).

Argument writing is when a writer takes a stance or makes a statement that they want to prove about a topic. The best arguments are focused, logical, and factually based, but use emotion and knowledge of audience in strategic (and sometimes sneaky) ways. 

In this course, you will learn to everything you need to know to construct a winning argument on the page, from writing a claim and backing it up with evidence to anticipating your opponent's counterclaim and clinching the rebuttal.

Ready to make your case?


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