October 22nd, 2009. Write a hook for a feature article about the following topic: Common Exams. How to Write an Editorial. What is an editorial?.
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An editorial is one of the writing styles used to express an opinion or reaction to timely news, event or an issue of concern. Most editorials are used to influence readers to think or act the same way the writer does. Not all editorials take sides on an issue but have one of the following four purposes:
Selecting: Choose an issue ~ Your editorial could Your editorial could be about the importance of making minscapes more popular in school, why the 9th grade students need the Friday lunch break, or any other idea that can be used as an editorial...first check with your teacher to make sure it is an acceptable article.
Collecting: Gathering Support ~ Gather as many details to convince others about your opinion. (Facts or evidence, written statements from sources or authorities in the subject (experts), comparisons to similar situations to support your argument, pictures or images that strengthen your argument, be able to counter argue your opponents on this issue.)
Connecting: Remember to brainstorm before you write the first draft ~ Body should have clear and accurate details and examples. Give strong arguments in beginning of editorial and at the end. Show the opposing arguments and their weaknesses (paragraph 2). Offer a solution at the end. Do not be wishy washy. Stick to your argument or opinion. Correcting: Getting it right ~ Your editorial should be clear and forceful. Avoid attacking others, do not preach, paragraphs should be brief and direct. Give examples and illustrations (quotes give strength). Be honest and accurate.