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  • 1. Op-Ed
  • 2. Your opinion…Supported by facts.
  • 3. Traditional journalismreports facts – like thesky is blue – withoutexpressing opinion
  • 4. Op-Eds are intended to persuade andsometimes lead audience to take action.
  • 5. Editorials, Op-Eds andPerspective sectionsare the passion andopinion of what issupposed to be anotherwise objectivenews source
  • 6. Structure #1: JUST OPINIONDiscuss topic and your opinionConsider opposing viewpointsSupport/prove your stance with supportingdetailsDraw a conclusion
  • 7. Structure #2: PROBLEM/SOLUTIONState problemState your positionGive evidence of your positionState and refute the opposing viewpointsOffer possible solutions to the problem
  • 8. Keepbackgroundinformation to under a paragraph
  • 9. Keep prose conciseand tight. Do not over-explain
  • 10. Make sure your topic is… Relevant Newsworthy Pertinent NOW Ongoing
  • 11. AVOID
  • 12. Have a strong thesis
  • 13. Try not to bewishy-washy.It blurs thefocus of yourargument andcan confuse anaudience.
  • 14. Avoid writing… I think I feel I believe Why?
  • 15. Attackthings –values,ideas oractions –notpeople
  • 16. Keep your cool.
  • 17. Start with a strong lead
  • 18. End with a power punch that will stay with your audience.
  • 19. In order to have your claim accepted, you must… Support itPredict objections and rebuttals Set up qualifiers
  • 20. Support your ideas!HOW?
  • 21. Do not repeat the same ideas over and over again. Keep support fresh and varied.
  • 22. Citing sources for Op-Eds Work Cited Parenthetical In-Text Citations
  • 23. Reference sources in the sentence or paragraphExample:“A 2001 Gallup poll indicated…” This gives the audience enough information to fact check you in they want to.