Next, think about your target publication outlet (sending your op-ed to a publication outlet is optional, but have one in mind so you can write according to their expectations). Who reads this publication?

by | Aug 11, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Purpose:
The purpose of your final project is to articulate a clear and concise opinion based on the research you conducted in your Research Summary Sheet. Your end project will be written as an op-ed. This submission is worth 150 points or 15% of your final class grade.
An op-ed is a short piece published in a newspaper or magazine but written by someone not affiliated with the editorial board. It expresses the author’s opinion but should be based on research and/or experience. Op-eds are one way you can get your voice out into public debate, sway policy decisions and public opinion, or participate in civil society. For these reasons, writing an op-ed is a useful skill to have.
Instructions:
Before beginning, read this short article on Writing Effective Op-Eds.

Writing Effective Op-Eds


Next, think about your target publication outlet (sending your op-ed to a publication outlet is optional, but have one in mind so you can write according to their expectations). Who reads this publication? That is your target audience. Take time to read some examples from one of the following possible publications or another of your choosing: OSU’s The Daily Barometer, Corvallis’s Gazette-Times, The Oregonian, Sustainability Times (Links to an external site.), The New York Times, or The Wall Street Journal.
When writing your op-ed, make sure you do the following:
The final op-ed should be 1,250-1,300 words.
Tell readers why the topic is important.
Offer them your opinion on the issue.
Use research from your summary sheet to support your argument (e.g. describe an article, use examples).
Use descriptions and hyperlinks to cite your sources (see video instructions provided).
Acknowledge alternative viewpoints, and explain why you hold your opinion rather than alternatives.
Try to bring in your personal voice; if you can include a personal story that relates, do so.
Use the active voice (“I”), avoid jargon, and write in short, clear sentences. Proofread!
If you have questions about this project, please post them to our Q&A discussion forum or email me. Don’t wait until the last minute! Your op-ed is due by 11:59pm Friday of Week 8. When you submit your op-ed, it will go through Turnitin, a plagiarism review site, so make sure all the words are your own or use quotation marks to signal a direct quote.
Rubric
Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClearly expresses an opinion on a sustainability issue
30 pts
Clear opinion
20 pts
Opinion is vague or unclear
0 pts
No opinion
30 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDraws on credible sources to make the argument
30 pts
At least five credible sources, at least two peer-reviewed
20 pts
At least five good sources, but only one peer-reviewed
10 pts
Less than five credible sources, or no peer-reviewed sources
0 pts
Less than three credible sources and no peer-reviewed sources
30 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConvinces the reader of the topic’s importance
30 pts
Compelling op-ed
20 pts
Could have been more compelling
0 pts
Topic seems insignificant
30 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFollows instructions regarding active voice, word limits, and style
30 pts
Follows all instructions
20 pts
One of the instructions is now followed: word limit, active voice, or citation style
10 pts
Two of the instructions are now followed: word limit, active voice, or citation style
0 pts
Three or more of the instructions are now followed: word limit, active voice, or citation style
30 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAcknowledges alternative opinions
10 pts
Clearly acknowledges multiple viewpoints
5 pts
Opposing views are gestured at but not clearly addressed
0 pts
No clear acknowledgement of multiple views
10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeUses correct grammar and spelling
20 pts
Perfect grammar and spelling
15 pts
A few grammar or spelling mistakes
0 pts
Needs serious proofreading
20 pts
Total Points: 150

Our Guarantees

Top quality papers

We always make sure that writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can choose your academic level: high school, college/university, or professional, and we will assign a writer who has a respective degree.

 

Professional certified writers

We have hired a team of professionals who provide expert academic help. Most of them are native speakers and PhD holders who are able to take care of any assignment you need help with.

 

Free revisions

If you feel that we missed something, send the order for a free revision. You will have 10 days to send the order for revision after you receive the final paper. You can either do it on your own after signing in to your personal account or by contacting our support team.

On-time delivery

All papers are always delivered on time. In case we need more time to master your paper, we may contact you regarding the deadline extension. In case you cannot provide us with more time, a 100% refund is guaranteed.

Original & confidential

We use several checkers to make sure that all papers you receive are plagiarism-free. Our editors carefully go through all sources and in-text citations. We also promise full confidentiality in all our services.

24/7 Customer Support

Our support agents are available 24/7 and committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Get in touch whenever you need any assistance.

 

About us

We are a team of like-minded people who established Wileyscholars.com to help students all over the world. It all began a few years ago when we, as students, helped each other complete our own assignments. Shortly after, we discovered that other students need help too: that is when Wileyscholars was created. It is an online service that provides help with academic assignments all over the world. Our main aim is to help hundreds of students pass their tests and home assignments by giving advice and helping to get to know the subject better.

 

 

Let’s Start a Conversation