[ORDER SOLUTION] OpEd Assignment
An OpEd is an opinion-based article published in a newspaper by a person not on a newspapers staff. The op-ed page in a newspaper is seen as an educational forum to air diverse and challenging viewpointsallowing readers to consider alternative perspectives on a topic. OpEd articles can be provocative and should be persuasive, well-reasoned, as well as supported by compelling evidence. Your OpEd will be based on a higher education topic of your choice. This OpEd assignment is an opportunity for you to express your opinion on an issue and persuade others through your writing. The Op Ed will be written with a broader audience in mind and will incorporate your perspective along with appropriate evidence. General Components of an OpEd (and essential items to adhere to): Title: Catchy title that captures your perspective in the OpEd Lede: Introductory Section of an Article that Draws in Readers Thesis: Your Position on this Issue (explicit or implicit) Arguments: Based on Evidence, evidence can be statistics, news, reports, first-hand experience, expert quotes, and research. At least 2 or 3 points of evidence. To Be Sure: Preempt possible critics by acknowledging flaws in argument and address counter arguments. Conclusion: Provide a specific call to action and tie back to lede Issues in higher education include, but not limited to: access, inequality, cost, retention, social class and race in admissions, education desserts, falling enrollments, student debt, declining state funding, rankings, graduation rates, gender inequality, campus climate, college choice, student activism, academic dismissal, drop-out rates, etc. Optional Opinion article: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/12/opinion/coronavirus-college-reopening.html or https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/25/opinion/buzz-bissinger-college-football-change.html Can find article on your own, but must use an opinion piece from one of the following three sources: www.nytimes.com, www.bbcnews.com, or http://www.washingtonpost.com Please note per Argument portion under general components, this means that 2-3 additional sources to support argument/point being made.