Aim for about 500 words - long enough to say something, short enough that it doesn't turn into an essay.
A maximum of 5 points are available.
You can either give me a paper copy or e-mail it to me anytime before the end of the final day of class (Wednesday 28th July).
For some advice on writing Op-Ed pieces try:
- Op-Ed Articles: How to Write and Place Them
- Writing Op Eds and Letters to the Editor
- Tips for Op-Ed Writing
By the way the Op-Ed section is often the most widely read section in the whole newspaper and you can submit your writing to a great many newspapers. Actual submission is not required for this assignment but it's a great way to get into print, get some exposure and get a cool addition to your resume.