You are going to be reading the latest edition of The Crusader and writing a "letter to the
editor." It must be dropboxxed AND emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of class -- or you will receive no credit for this assignment (worth 25 points). No late assignments will be considered.
Since most of you will not have a copy of the newspaper with you, you can read the PDF verison of the lastest issue online
DOWNLOAD: The Crusader, December 2012 issue
In order to successfully complete this assignment, you will first download and read carefully the following document:
DOWNLOAD: How to Write a Letter to the Editor (PDF)
Now, open up a new Word document, select a Crusader article to respond to, and following the guidance of the "how to write a letter to the editor" article, write a well-crafted letter to the editor, beginning with "Dear Editor:" How long: It should be between 200 and 300 words!
I call special attention to the two Moe-pinions articles about e-Books versus hardcopy books as well as the front-page article about the creation of a so-called e-Library at school to replace our dismantled traditional book library. Another interesting article is the page 3 editorial on Moeller as more than a "jock school." These articles in particular provide food for thought. Consider what YOU think, what opinions you might have on these topics.
Yes, some student letters will be selected to be published. So, this is your big chance to see your name in print.
For next class:
For full details of what is due on Monday, please review the previous blog entry (Jan. 2)