Project 4: Writing an Op-Ed

What do you think people need to know about expertise in your selected area? In this fourth and final unit, we will turn to a more public form of writing as I ask you to write an op-ed (opposite the editorial page) about your selected area of expertise for a publication of your choosing (you do not actually have to submit it to that publication). We’ll also be working together to collaboratively crowdsource a bibliography of potential resources. Specifically, we will continue to work with the elements we learned in Projects 1,2, and 3, as well as build on them by focusing on how to:

Note from Writing Commons: Below we have included helpful content links related to each major section of Project 1. You can also navigate suggested content using the tabs on the right.

Write for Publics

Thinkng about Audience | Genres

Write Concisely

 Style | Editing for Economy

Edit and Proofread Thoroughly

 Reflecting on Writing | Effective Writing Habits | Proofreading

Decide Whether to Use Active or Passive Verbs

 Active and Passive Voice

Transfer Writing Skills to New Writing Contexts

Negotating Virtual Spaces | New Media | Remediation