R101 | Writing Effective Editorials, Op-eds, and Letters to the Editor


9:30 - 11:00 am


5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 & 6/24

Five Sessions 

This course is offered online via the easy-to-use Zoom program.

Do you have an opinion to share? A point of view that you would like to express? A reaction to a news story? This class will focus on writing convincing and well-researched op-ed essays, letters to the editor, and opinion pieces. We will concentrate on developing ideas, framing logical arguments, and writing persuasively and clearly. The class will also discuss publication opportunities, and participants will be encouraged to submit letters and opinion essays to various local and national venues. Students will share their ideas and writing in an informal and supportive seminar environment. 


Steve Rubin is a frequent columnist for the Berkshire Eagle. In addition to the Eagle his op-eds and essays have appeared in such publications as The Philadelphia Inquirer, Hartford Courant, The Chronicle of Higher Education, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and Palm Beach Post, among others. He is professor emeritus and former dean at Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.


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