ONLINE CLASS: Informed Opinion Writing (20117) - SOLD OUT

Four Wednesdays: November 11, 18, 25, December 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Price: 
$120.00 (10% off for members)

The class will help students construct tight and attractive informed opinion pieces. It will also help them break bad habits and improve their writing in general. Discussions will center around how to construct an argument, how to build effective transitions, how to choose verbs that carry a load and how to select information to strengthen your viewpoint. The class will be especially useful to students who hope to sell their work and hope to write better in their careers. Students will read articles under five headings: Politics, humor, arts and sports, controversy and best-in-show. Authors will include Charles Blow, Michael Gerson, Molly Ivins, Calvin Trillin, Sally Jenkins, Mike Wise, Jimmy Breslin, Ernie Pyle, Connie Schultz and others. Students will be free (but not required) to submit informed opinion pieces at the end of the class, which the instructor will edit and critique. Four Wednesdays: November 11, 18, 25, December 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Online Class.

Outside Reading:

Articles will be e-mailed to students by the instructor, along with dates when specific articles will be discussed. No books will be assigned.

Bob Levey spent 36 years on the staff of The Washington Post. For 23 of those years, he wrote “Bob Levey’s Washington,” a daily column about local life. Seven times, he was named one of the most popular columnists in Washington by Washingtonian Magazine. Levey has taught journalism at six major research universities. He is the author or co-author of four books. He has also had extensive careers as a radio and television talk show host and commentator.  

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.