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Writing Resources for HMNT 1005D: Module 2

Module 2: Brainstorm for Your Essay

What does it mean to be persuasive? For your Discussion Post this week, you will evaluate the persuasive quality of Sojourner Truth’s writing. Click on the webinar recording below for more instruction on persuasive writing.

This week you will also select the topic for your own persuasive essay by brainstorming. Brainstorming simply means to generate your initial ideas. The Final Project Milestone instructions include some questions to get you started. For more brainstorming exercises, see the Academic Skills Center's web page. As you are brainstorming, do not worry about grammar or even writing in complete sentences. The point is to see what ideas arise.

Webinar Recording: Building and Organizing Arguments

As a scholar, the purpose of your writing is to create an argument for the reader to consider. Thus, you also need to know how to convey that argument in a persuasive, convincing way.

In this session, discover how to construct an academic argument as well as how to present it through your writing in with a focus on thesis statements, organization, using evidence, and paraphrasing.