Persuasive Writing

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Persuasive Writing

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Creative Writing

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Persuasive writing is an integral (if often unconscious) element of both professional and creative writing. Therefore, practitioners in these fields should be able to understand the principles of persuasion, use the vocabulary of persuasion, and evaluate the efficacy of different persuasive strategies. This unit introduces you to the theory and practice of writing persuasively across a number of genres to enhance your writing skills.


    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit you should be able to:
    1. create persuasive texts that are suitable for their audience, purpose, and context 
    2. analyse persuasive texts using a vocabulary derived from theories of persuasion 
    3. evaluate the effectiveness of persuasive texts.

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