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It’s easy to think that data speaks for itself. But data alone often isn’t enough. Analysts, advocates, fundraisers and policymakers must be skilled writers who can convey policy stories that persuade readers to take meaningful action to address a pressing policy challenge.
The Persuasive Writing Credential is an eight-week course to practice evidence-based writing and strategies that incite meaningful action. Through interactive lectures and case studies, you will cultivate a robust toolkit to write, revise, and polish persuasive policy stories tailored to meet the unique needs of your audience.
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Course assignments enable you to build a customized portfolio including pieces like a policy brief, memo, op-ed, and grant proposal. Your portfolio will grow using the strategies gained in the lectures, case study exercises, and personalized support from peer groups and individual coaching. You can use the new profile for pitches, publications, and applications to graduate school or professional positions.
You will engage in weekly lectures, discussions, and office hours with faculty, graduate teaching assistants, and group of peers.
The eight-week, part-time program format is compatible for those who are working full-time or enrolled in school full-time.
Subject: Persuasive Writing , Policy Writing
Level: All levels are welcome with adaptable content and customized teaching
Duration: 8 weeks, 5-8 hours per week
Dates: April 4 - May 27, 2022
This program is a fit if you:
By committing to this program's rigorous process of reading, writing, discussing, collaborating, and editing, you will be able to demonstrate your ability to:
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