Op-Ed

Op-Ed is short for “opposite the editorial page” (though it is often mistaken for “opinion-editorial”). Assignments involving the Op-Ed benefit from its obviously rhetorical nature; the genre itself dictates that a position must be taken and argued for.

A well-crafted Op-Ed assignment, however, goes beyond the obvious to encourage students to examine issues of audience, venue, commonplaces, evidence, anecdote, and more. The following assignments work to get students to question what they think they know both about the content and the form of a given Op-Ed.

Opinion Piece
Op-Ed or Letter to the Editor
Op-Ed: Telling It to You Straight
The Op-Ed

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