This particular assignment is designed to improve your writing and critical thinking skills. In addition, the opinion piece provides you with the opportunity to conduct a critical analysis about an issue that is currently impacting our government and your specific race, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religious group—i.e. abortion, legalization of marijuana, voting rights, criminal justice reform, gun control, immigration reform, student loan debt, LGBTQ+ rights, gentrification, etc. The aforementioned list is just a sample list of topics. You are free to choose a topic from the list provided or select another topic not mentioned here. Your opinion piece should be factual and speak from your perspective and be a minimum of 1,000 words, but no more than 1,500 words. A minimum of 5 sources are required and they should be hyperlinked in the text of your opinion piece (works cited page is not needed).
A list of reputable sites where you can find examples of opinion pieces that may also be used as references for your own opinion piece will be provided on the course website. Should you have any questions about how to craft your own opinion piece, do not hesitate the contact the professor.