Pick a relevant timely controversial issue and craft an editorial to get people to hear your perspective and (hopefully) side with you.

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Pick a relevant timely controversial issue and craft an editorial to get people to hear your perspective and (hopefully) side with you.

Pick a relevant timely controversial issue and craft an editorial to get people to hear your perspective and (hopefully) side with you.

 

Assignment Overview

According to dictionary.com an editorial is:

Editorial: NOUN: an article in a newspaper or other periodical or on a website presenting the opinion of the publisher writer or editor

Several other sources refer to it as an “opinionated news story”.

Your assignment it to pick a relevant timely controversial issue and craft an editorial to get people to hear your perspective and (hopefully) side with you. This is NOT a research essay although you need at least  source of support. Remember the key is how you craft and back up your argument.

Grading & Submission:

-A clear thesis supported by logical and convincing evidence
-Strong organization
-Proper MLA formatting (including intext citations and at least  “Works Cited”)
-Excellent grammar and language mechanics

Length: 400+ words

EX: Pathos: Appeal by emotion

Example: We need to get rid of single use bags to protect Mother Earth and the future of our children.

Ethos: Appeal by credibility or character

Example: Environmental experts say that single-use bags are one of the most underestimated yet largest negative impacts on the environment.

Logos: Appeal by logic

Example: New Yorkers use an estimated 2 billion plastic bags each year.