Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything : The Great Courses: Writing

  • by The Great Courses
  • Narrated by Professor Dorsey Armstrong
  • Series: The Great Courses: Writing
  • 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

Tap into the power of effective writing by developing the fundamental critical and analytical skills that transform your writing from "good" to "great." Regardless of your subject, goal, or occasion, these skills will help you organize your thoughts into a coherent piece, make a persuasive argument rooted in facts, and make responsible use of research materials.
You'll find the secrets of these and other methods in 24 accessible lectures that immerse you in the elements of successful writing. With engaging literary and everyday examples, inspirational prompts, and unforgettable insights, this course is the perfect reference guide for both professional and casual writers.
Survey the ways five major literary genres-fiction, essay, poetry, drama, and autobiography-can show you the path to stronger persuasive and critical writing. Writing prompts and practice examples will help you better understand how to apply the insights you'll uncover by studying each genre. See how the art of rhetoric can help you adapt your writing to different situations. The increased awareness of classical rhetoric you gain will go a long way toward making you a stronger writer by calling your attention to the basics of compelling analytical writing.. Take a step-by-step look at the four major stages of the writing process-researching, writing a first draft, editing, and rewriting.
Chock full of useful strategies and real-world examples, this course is an invaluable tool for developing your effective writing skills so you can better express yourself to others.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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Nice Book

I enjoyed listening. Uniquely provides keys to read and understand literature from various angles and perspective.
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- Edgar

Easy to follow

An well put together tutorial, encouraging the listener to understand the importance of analysing the writing of others along with tips on improving ones own skills.
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- Alan Fitzgerald

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-07-2013
  • Publisher: The Great Courses