Editorial Writing Exercise
By Amy Smith
Amy A. Smith
Academy of Holy Angels
Title: Editorial-writing exercise
Directions: For this assignment, you will write three separate editorials on three separate topics.
- We will begin by writing a school-based editorial, meaning the focus of it will be an issue that is important and controversial at Holy Angels right now.
will then write
- a local editorial, focusing on an issue that is important and controversial in the state of Minnesota (metro and /or outlying areas.) Our conclusion will be
- a national/international editorial which will address a significant issue in our country or the world.
For each editorial, you will choose a topic of interest to you and then narrow its focus, resulting in your specific angle. For example, if your topic for the school-based piece is guns in school, your narrowed focus might be metal detectors, and your angle might be that you think metal detectors should be installed in all schools.
In order to write the editorials, please remember the following:
- A well-written editorial is also a well-researched one.
- All the steps you need to successfully write an editorial can be found in your packets.
- Any editorial will serve one of four purposes:
- To explain/interpret
- To criticize
- To persuade
- To praise
Often, the best stance is not the popular stance. You do not need to please everyone in your editorials!
Please record the due dates for each editorial below.
SCHOOL-BASED due on __________
LOCAL due on __________
NAT’L/ INT’L due on __________