Honors Persuasive Writing

Honors Persuasive Writing
Expository and persuasive writing focusing on practical reasons for evaluating audiences, generating and structuring an argument, and making stylistic decisions. Library research paper.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesFirst-year writing, junior or senior status.
 NoteCarries GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication credit.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
 ProgramsContaining ENGL 312
Course Outcomes


Employ informed and flexible processes for writing and speaking, including creating and/or finding ideas, evidence, and data to write about; planning and drafting; revising; editing; and designing or presenting a message so that it is successfully understood by a specified audience.


Write coherent and unified texts, including effective introductions, clear thesis statements, supporting details, transitions, and strong conclusions.

Rhetorical Situation

Use various methods of invention, organization, and style to adapt written and oral forms of communication to a specific rhetorical situation.


Utilize the library and electronic resources to locate relevant information, assess its reliability and usefulness, and effectively and ethically incorporate it into their own writing by following an appropriate style of documentation.


Write in a correct, clear, and graceful prose style.

Critical Reading

Effectively evaluate and comment on the writing of others to facilitate revision.


Create an appropriate ethos in both writing and speaking.


Analyze the parts of an argument; evaluate them in terms of the intended audience; and generate a reasonable argument for a specific audience.Anticipate and effectively respond to audience objections and counterarguments.