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 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 clear thesis supported by logical and convincing evidence
-Proper MLA formatting (including intext citations and at least 3 “Works Cited”)
-Excellent grammar and language mechanics
Length: 400+ words
EX: Pathos: Appeal by emotion
Example: We need to get rid of single use bags to protect Mother Earth and the future of our children.
Ethos: Appeal by credibility or character
Example: Environmental experts say that single-use bags are one of the most underestimated yet largest negative impacts on the environment.
Logos: Appeal by logic
Example: New Yorkers use an estimated 23 billion plastic bags each year.