English 3604 is designed to teach persuasive writing skills. Two-fourths of the course
will focus on classical Aristotelian persuasion; one fourth of the class will be devoted
to Rogerian and Toulmin argument; and one fourth of the class will be devoted to learning
to deliver your persuasion orally. There will be appropriate drills and exercises
on statistics as support (computational intensive) and short written texts (writing
intensive). Information on how to prepare intertextual notes, end notes, footnotes
and works cited sheets will also be included in the course.