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Persuade Me: Writing an Argumentative Essay (FLEX)

A course designed to teach students how to effectively write an argumentative essay using organized structure, key persuasive skills, and valid textual evidence.
Ashley Newman
1085 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 14 learners
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Flexible schedule
Over 4 weeks
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Class Experience

I have been fascinated with writing, communication and the art of persuasion for as long as I can remember. I grew up participating in competitive Speech and Debate competitions, and in high school I was ranked 5th in the state and 14th in the nation for persuasive speaking in Speech and Debate. I have a BA in Communication with a triple minor in English, History and writing from the University of California, Davis. I have over five years of experience teaching English and persuasive writing at the middle school and high school levels, and have also coached competitive middle school and high school Speech and Debate for nearly 10 years, where I have helped many students qualify for, compete at, and rank highly at the state and national level for persuasive writing and presentation.
Materials will be provided to all students. It may be helpful for students to have access to a printer to print out notes and handouts, though it is not necessary. Students will need access to a computer to type their essays, in which they will share with me via Google Docs.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
  • Google Docs
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Ashley NewmanTeacher, Speaker, Published Author, Learner
1085 total reviews
701 completed classes

About Me

Hello Outschool families! My name is Ashley Newman and while I am a teacher by trade, I believe myself to be a learner by nature. I am a graduate of the University of California, Davis, where I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication,... 
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