- Should workplace stress be regulated like other health hazards?
- Bosses who bully: Is there a solution?
- Workplace sexual harassment in the #MeToo age: Is it really a problem?
- How should we prevent mass shootings in the workplace?
- Should college interns be legally protected against harassment?
- Choose your own topic – email me for approval of an issue not on this list. Narrow down your issue focus by posing a question. For instance, rather than proposing writing an op-ed on “scheduling”, you might suggest “What can universities do to prevent burnout in students who have full-time jobs and families”. Make sure that there is research or expert opinion to support your position.
- The op-ed must be between 700-1,000 words. Include a word count at the end of your op-ed.
- Include your own title for your op-ed
- Submit your own work that is in your words. Papers will be vetted by Turnitin – you will be able to view your Turnitin originality score and modify your paper if the score is low.
- For this assignment, you must include at least one credible, expert reference in your op-ed (provide a proper citation at the end of your piece)
- Use correct grammar and spelling throughout
- End the article by making a clear recommendation – this is a “call to action” for your readers
- Sign your op ed with your name and few words about who you are
- At the end of your submission include where you would submit your op-ed – this determines who your audience is and how you will write it. For instance, an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal will be different than an op-ed for the Targum.
Writing an op-ed is likely new to most of you. Here are some resources to help you get started.