Module 3 Writing Assignment

Write an Op-Ed

Op-eds are one of the most powerful and effective ways to get your voice out there. Your assignment for Module 3 is to write an op-ed.

The goal of this assignment is to hear what your opinion is on a current news topic that matters to you, and get a global audience engaged in the topic.

Suggested Process

At a pace that fits with your busy life, we recommend the following steps:

  1. Review the learning material to help create an outline and help shape your op-ed.
  2. Post the first draft of your op-ed to the Correspondents and Mentors group if you want feedback and input from the correspondents and Editorial Mentors.
  3. Write your op-ed!
  4. Send a draft to your Editorial Mentor at least one week before the due date.
  5. Post your final op-ed in your World Pulse Journal.

Instructions

  • Your op-ed should be less than 700 words.
  • Post your final article in your personal journal on World Pulse by 11:55pm Pacific Standard Time, 9th September 2013.
  • You must tag your assignment with "2013 VOF Module 3" If your assignment is tagged correctly it will appear on this page.
  • At the end of your assignment, please copy and paste the following text:

    <em>This article is part of a writing assignment for <a href="http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/programs/world-pulse-voices-of-our-future">Voices of Our Future</a> a program of World Pulse that provides rigorous digital empowerment and citizen journalism training for grassroots women leaders. World Pulse lifts and unites the voices of women from some of the most unheard regions of the world.</em>

    It will appear like this:

    This article is part of a writing assignment for Voices of Our Future, a program of World Pulse that provides rigorous digital empowerment and citizen journalism training for grassroots women leaders. World Pulse lifts and unites the voices of women from some of the most unheard regions of the world.

Safety and Security Reminder

Your safety and security is always important to us. When you choose the topic for your assignments, always make sure to consider your safety first. We want to hear what is going on in your country and community, but not at the risk of your life or well-being. Carefully consider the implications of an article that criticizes government, important figures or a contentious issue on your safety.