EDITORIAL READING AND WRITING - Travellin

EDITORIAL READING AND WRITING - Travellin

THE IMPORTANCE OF B E I N G PERSUASIVE

DECEITFUL UNREASONABLE PLAIN WRONG

LEARN TO DISCERN TO AGREE WITH WHICH SIDE

IMPROVE YOUR OWN OPINIONS

EDITORIAL READING AND An editorial is an article

that presents ONE's opinion on an Component

s of an 1. Introduction, body and

conclusion. 2. An objective explanation of the issue.

3. A timely news angle 4. Opinions from

the opposing viewpoint 5. The opinions of the writer

delivered in a professional 6. Alternative solutions to the

problem or issue being criticized 7. A solid and concise

conclusion Different purposes of editorial

1. Explain or interpret 2. Criticize

3. Persuade EXPLAIN explain the way the

newspaper covered a sensitive or controversial subject

criticize constructively criticize actions, decisions or situations while

providing solutions to the problem identified criticize

Immediate purpose is to let the audience see the problem

not the solution persuade aims to immediately

see the solution, persuade

readers will be encouraged

to take a specific, positive action pRAISE

editorials commend people and organizations for something done

Writing an editori 1. Pick a

significant topic 2. Collect information and facts

3. State your opinion in a thesis statement

4. Explain the issue objectively 5. Give opposing viewpoints

6. Refute the other side 7. Concede a point

of the opposition 8. Give realistic solutions

9. Sum it up in a concluding punch 10. Keep it brief

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