Find a recent OpEd piece from your local paper that you disagree with. Begin to think about the position taken by the author. Did the author attempt to overcome potential objections of the readers? What evidence was presented? Did the evidence presented come from credible and reliable sources? Was the source of the evidence an authority on the topic? Was the evidence presented clearly expressed? Were there any debatable assumptions made in the article? Finally, what could the author have done to improve the persuasiveness of his work? Be sure you properly cite the source article or story.
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