Rhetoric OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Bachelor Level Course on the Study of Rhetoric Theory

Published Apr 30, 2009

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Strengthen your arguments and hone your persuasion skills with this free OpenCourseWare from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Rhetoric' provides study resources on the art of argument and debate. This material may benefit students seeking a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in writing and rhetoric.

Rhetoric: Course Specifics

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Rhetoric: Course Description

Learning the art of rhetoric can make you a more persuasive speaker and help you construct more logically sound arguments. This free OpenCourseWare contains a variety of materials to help you better understand rhetoric through both explanations and examples. The course includes links to writings that demonstrate the application of good rhetoric. Accompanying these works are links to glossaries of rhetorical terms and devices. The course also features guides for crafting both oral presentations and written essays, with tips on how you can improve their impact. These materials can be useful to students working on Bachelor of Arts degrees with concentrations in writing and rhetoric.

This free OpenCourseWare offers guides on presentations and essay writing, assignments, a list of readings, links to style guides, glossaries and other related study material. To learn more about the art of the argument, visit the rhetoric course page.

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