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Writing 312 - Argumentation

Class Information


This advanced composition course examines the strategies of argumentation, exploring such elements of argument as the enthymeme, the three appeals, claim types, and fallacies. Students will learn to evaluate a wide range of arguments (including their own), considering the rhetorical strategies that make for effective argumentative performance in a given situation.

Article Access Notes

New York Times:

You will need to create your WashU New York Times account to access NYT articles

Website articles:

  • Some of the blog posts or articles from online editions of magazines may not have stable URLs. In those cases, a PDF of the article/post is attached below its citation

Articles from subscription publications:

  • Check for library access at the ejournal look-up. This short screencast below may help you.