Op -ED

Description: Opinion Editorials (Op-Eds) are short opinion pieces typically published in local, regional, or national newspapers (including online) and are used to educate the public, air frustrations, spread gratitude, indirectly inform public policy or influence legislators, and publicize the work of specific groups or organizations. For this assignment, you will write an opinion piece about the bill you are tracking this semester. The goal of your op-ed is to sway the general public and policymakers to support your bill. Op-eds typically start with a hook and use conversational language, personal story, and data to support your argument. At the top of your paper, please include your one sentence statement of purpose as well as a catchy title. This is an individual assignment and must be 600-700 words. The statement of purpose and title do not count toward your overall word count.

Writing Checklist:

12 pt font
Acceptable fonts: Calibri, Cambria, Times New Roman
1 margins
Double-spaced
600-700 words, excluding statement of purpose, title, and any references you may include
If you include references, please cite using footnotes
Number pages
Excellent spelling and grammar

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