According to dictionary.com, an editorial is:
Editorial: NOUN: an article in a newspaper or other periodical or on a
website presenting the opinion of the publisher, writer, or editor
Several other sources refer to it as an “opinionated news story”.
Your assignment it to pick a relevant, timely, controversial issue and really craft an
editorial to get people to hear your perspective and (hopefully) side with you. This
is NOT a research essay although you need at least 3 source of support.
Remember, the key is how you craft and back up your argument.
Grading & Submission
A rubric is available on Canvas. The key categories for grading are:
A clear thesis supported by logical and convincing evidence
Proper MLA formatting (including intext citations and at least 3 “Works
Excellent grammar and language mechanics
Length: 400+ words
The Submission: Submit an electronic copy done in Word via Canvas. If for any
reason Canvas doesn’t work, email the document as an attachment (not as a One
Drive document) to Dr. E. Late assignments will have an automatic point
Plagiarism:Papers plagiarized either in whole or in part will receive a “0” and
failure of the course.