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Opinion Pieces

After reviewing three opinion pieces, one from the Daily, one from the Washington Post,and the third from the New York Times, several details jumped out at me. The first and most apparent was the tone in which the authors wrote. From the very straight forward word choice and sentence structure used by the authors, a reader can tell that the piece is written with great passion or strong feelings towards one aspect of a story, theory, etc. Another thing I noticed was the abundance of evidence provided by every writer. Not only were their arguments strong, but they had many facts to back up their position. The writers also offered opposing viewpoints to the audience, but in return battled their position against it. The last thing I noticed was that in at least 2 of the 3 opinion pieces I read ended with directions. For example somewhere that a person could go to find more information or to learn more about the topic/argument.