Paper_4_Op_Ed - WRA 110 Writing Science and Technology Fall...

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WRA 110 Writing Science and Technology Fall 2007 Dr. Monberg Paper Assignment #4: Opinion/Editorial Goals/Objectives: The purpose of this assignment is to help you develop your ability to: < Understand audience expectations for an opinion/editorial piece. < Craft your writing so that the tone, style, sentence structure, and organization are appropriate for an opinion/editorial piece. < Understand the purpose and social function of an opinion/editorial piece and the relationship between journalism and science. Description of the Assignment: For this assignment, you are asked to transform the argument that you made in paper three for an academic/policy audience into an argument appropriate for an editorial/opinion piece suitable for a newspaper. The key to doing well on this paper is to make sure that your voice is active, clear, direct, and credible. Don’t use a passive voice, long sentences, or jargon. It is also critical that your first paragraph highlights your issue and your position. This genre is aimed at advocacy, persuading the public that some new policy should
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Paper_4_Op_Ed - WRA 110 Writing Science and Technology Fall...

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