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For this assignment, you will draft a 750-word op-ed on a pressing social issue.

For this assignment, you will draft a 750-word op-ed on a pressing social issue. (This is about 1.5 pages of
single-spaced writing.) Your op-ed should frame an issue in a sociological way, communicate sociological
research on the issue, and make an informed argument about the issue. I expect to find each of these components
in your op-ed:
Lede – Start with a news hook
Thesis – Makes a sociological argument about an issue
Evidence – Reviews sociological evidence and research
“To Be Sure” paragraph – Acknowledges counter-arguments
Conclusion – References back to the lede

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