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Write Three Letters to the Editor (Individual)

Each student will be responsible for writing three letters to the editor in response three other teams news articles/editorials. These are personal responses in the format of a persuasive letter that is intended for publishing. It will be necessary for you to read the editorials and articles of other groups to find a subject that interests you, determine the author’s position(s), and respond accordingly. Each letter should be 150-200 words in length. Effective letters to the editorials must:

  • Clearly identify and respond to the author and title of the original work
  • Identify bias, slanters, and/or fallacies found in the original work
  • Clearly state and support a position in response to the original work

Goals are to develop effective editorial cartoons on a subject that thoughtfully uses analogy, parody, hyperbole or similar techniques to present an editorial position visually and to carefully read and evaluate the news and editorial content of others to identify weaknesses in argumentation or to clarify our own understanding.
Exemplary Work will have no apparent grammatical or mechanical errors and will express perspectives without ambiguity.

Earlier Event: February 19
Reading Log
Later Event: February 26
Two Editorial Cartoons (Group)