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Writing: A Mini-Course

These lectures feature exercises on six different aspects of good writing. (The assignments, along with Dr. Peikoff’s sample answers, are provided with the course.) The topics are:

Selectivity
How to determine what is essential.

Structure
How to organize your material hierarchically.

Emotional Selectivity
How to determine what is essential.

Structure
How to organize your material hierarchically.

Emotional vs. Factual Tone
How the same idea can be conveyed in dry, factual terms — or in colorful, emotionally evocative language.

Context
How to compose an introductory sentence that sets the context and makes a complex subject fully intelligible.

Motivation
How to prepare a brief, motivational opening for a talk.

Condensation
How to write in concise English.

ORDER INFORMATION

All of Leonard Peikoff’s lectures may be ordered from the Ayn Rand Bookstore via their website, or by calling them at 1-800-729-6149 (U.S. or Canada), or 1-949-222-6557 (International).

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