the Op-Ed, happiness, writing homework help

For your final paper, you will be asked to write an op-ed that addresses a happiness-related issue that you are aware of in either your immediate vicinity (local, regional, state) or one that is the subject of dialogue nationally. Write your evaluation of the issue and response in the form of an editorial letter of around 750-800 words. In your letter, you must include a discussion of the issue, a proposed solution(s), and support that includes at least 2 different citations from the texts used in our class. Use either MLA in-text citation or footnotes and include a Works Cited page at the end.

Stage 1: Gathering Information/Exploring:

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Paper Talk:

Rhetorical Analysis

Papers will need to demonstrate the following outcomes:

  • Understanding of the purpose and format of the op-ed
  • Compelling topic appropriate for the assignment
  • Evidence of a synthesis of ideas from required texts
  • Supported with adequate and relevant examples and observations
  • Evidence of ethos, logos, and pathos
  • Clear lead-in and effective conclusion
  • Strong organization, coherence, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Demonstration of college-level writing including in text citation and Works Cited page

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