Rhetoric & Composition I: Autumn 2012 Rotating Header Image

Preparing our NYT Letters to the Editor

Be sure to read both:

In my own reading of NYT Letters to the Editor, I note that those published often bring a third side to the story; they avoid a simple agree/disagree position–anyone can do that–and ask readers, instead, to consider another context, another angle, another side to the story that helps to make sense of the issue. Consider, for example, these two DePaul students’ recently published letters:

And we’ll review in class these letters in response to the Fisher vs. University of Texas case that we discussed last week. Note in that day’s letters, two of them are written by students–one in college, and one in high school.