Our Op-Ed Competition (March 2017) asks you to share your opinion about a topic of your choosing, in essay form. But where to begin
, you might be wondering.
When you could write about anything from the global refugee crisis to your breakfast cereal, how do you find a focus?
Start here, dear writers! Forget about the full draft—for now—and simply write a list. Based on your perspectives and beliefs, compose an index of ten opinions, as Renessa Visser does here
. This list can include global, national, local, and/or personal concerns, but the items should all share one characteristic: they matter to you
With this list of topics before you (and with some advice from fellow peer reviewers!), you’re sure to find your best angle for the Op-Ed Competition.