Issues Related to Food Op ed Final Project
An op-ed derives its name from originally having appeared opposite the editorial page in a newspaper. Nowadays, the term is used more broadly to represent a short column that presents a strong, informed, and focused opinion on an issue of relevance. Below are some things to keep in mind as you prepare for and write your op-ed. Note: A comprehensive grading rubric can be found on the next page.
Know your topic Select a topic about which you have a general understanding. We recommend selecting the same topic you used for your “Domesticates as History” mid-term essay.
Start and finish strong Hook your reader within 10-ish seconds. And then make sure they don’t forget you with the last 10-ish seconds. Your ending will either echo or answer your intro. Sometimes you can use the same (or similar) phrase in both locations.
Make a single point, while acknowledging the other side Make sure you have a clearly defined point, and then support this point. Allow your voice to come through. Analogies are good. Stories are good. Evidence is good. Make sure to identify the counterargument to your point and refute it with evidence. Issues Related to Food Op ed Final Project
Provide your opinion about how to improve matters Op-eds are not meant to be random, pointless thought experiments. Clearly state how to improve the situation. What are your recommendations?
Feel free to use a graphic Charts, graphs, or images can help make a stronger case.
Keep it brief Practice your concise writing skills. Aim for 650 to 700 words. Use short sentences and paragraphs. Avoid using jargon and acronyms and avoid using clichés as filler.
Stay grounded with research Research involves acquiring facts, quotations, citations, or data from sources and personal observation. Do not present false information. List your references at the end of your article (or hyperlink to them directly within the article).
Who gives a damn? If the reader asks this question after reading your op-ed, it’s not a good op-ed.
Feel free to actually submit it! If you feel like your op-ed is strong, find a local publication and submit it.
Additional Help Writing assistance is available at the Learning Center and Einstein Corner. And for more op-ed guidance, see here. Issues Related to Food Op ed Final Project