NOTE: This course is included in the site-wide bundle which unlocks every course in the Academy.
It's a sad fact that fewer and fewer students are exposed to basic principles of essay composition, and even fewer are exposed to principles of argumentative (or persuasive) essay writing.
In this tutorial course I present several of the key concepts of argumentative essay writing that I teach my own philosophy students.
What Will I Learn in This Course?
In this course you'll learn:
- why learning to write good argumentative essays is important for school and can even help you outside of school
- the minimal structure of a good argumentative essay
- how to write introductions and conclusions
- how to critically analyze and rewrite a short argumentative essay
Start1. The Essay: Should Teachers Be Allowed to Ban Laptops in Classrooms? (1:06)
Start2. Analysis: The Introduction (3:02)
Start3. Analysis: Main Body: First Argument (4:03)
Start4. Analysis: Main Body: Second Argument (1:46)
Start5. Analysis: Main Body: Third Argument (4:01)
Preview6. Analysis: Main Body: Evaluation and Recommendations (11:10)
Start7. Analysis: The Conclusion (6:57)
Start8. The Essay: Improved Version (1:39)
Start9. The Essay: Improved Version with Commentary (8:33)