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Editorial Post (Technical Writing Exercise)

Business Writing Exercise

Business Writing Exercise

Today, you’re going to express your opinion.

I’ve talked before about the different organization methods you might use for different document types. I’ve talked about which conclusions work best for essays, for arguments, or for short stories. Today you’re going to work on a document type that combines them all.

Your assignment this week is to write an editorial. Write an opinion piece concerning something of interest to you. Maybe it’s the outcome of the Super Bowl, or the impact of the refs. Maybe it’s your significant other’s childish obsession with football, or your reaction to the newest snowstorm blowing in.

Pick something that interests you, something going on in the world about which you have an opinion, and then share it with the rest of us. Tell us the story of this event in your life. Persuade us to feel the same way you do. Craft an argument even the staunchest denier couldn’t deny, and leave us awed by your opinion.

Or, at the very least, say something loudly and obnoxiously, to get a response. That’s as good as half the editorials out there anyway.

Post it on your blog, and let us know about it here so we can swing by and check it out. I’m prepared to be convinced.

2 Responses to “Editorial Post (Technical Writing Exercise)”

  1. Dave Doolin says:

    Sheesh. The hive mind at work. Or synchronicity. Or whatever it’s called… because my latest (as of this writing) is more or less an editorial.

  2. Aaron Pogue says:

    Don’t you just love it when things come together?

    It’s my intention for most of these exercises to make great blog posts, so it doesn’t surprise me that someone already writing great blog posts can skip an assignment from time to time.

    Assuming you meant the post “Most Blogs Written by Non-Writers for Non-Readers,” I really liked that one! Thanks for sharing with us.