An op-ed, short for “opposite the editorial page” or “opinion editorial”, is a written prose piece typically published by a newspaper or magazine that expresses the opinion of an author usually not affiliated with the publication’s editorial board. Op-eds are different from both editorials (opinion pieces submitted by editorial board members) and letters to the editor (opinion pieces submitted by readers). -Wikipedia
The goal is for students to construct a clear, rhetorically sound argument that supports an assertion with convincing evidence and reasoning, using a structure that advances the argument logically and persuasively. -College Board Course Description
Task: Argue your position on a current local, national or global issue. In this context, argument means asserting a claim justified by evidence and/or reasoning.
many other writers such as Joseph Campbell. This book was very educational, and also very interesting, as learning about the different types of rites observed in different cultures was very interesting. We as Americans already know that diversity is everywhere, and no two cultures are the same, so seeing the different beliefs and mentalities of different cultures is important. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about the history as well as the different rites of passage around the world. In conclusion, natural human beings necessarily move from one level of growth to another – physiological, spiritual, social etc. No individual can possibly, in any way escape themselves from this reality. Growth is a fundamental part of life, and without it we would all be mediocre people stuck in one spot forever. Celebrating the growth of certain transitions encourages growth, and shows the importance of the growth and transition between the two worlds. The mere fact that the individual is given birth to, implies that he or she must grow and finally must die. Then, in the process of these movements from one level to another, in every dimension of life, every culture prescribes rites (rituals) to depict and accompany that individual in the transitions. This is the basic point Gennep injects to our knowledge in this “Rites of Passage.” There are many different dimensions and aspects to these rites, and we do not necessarily go through all of them in our lifetime. It is therefore left for us to examine our different cultures and discover how these rites are performed and their various significances to our life activities. We must determine what transitions are symbolic enough to us to be considered a rite of passage, and preserve the sacred nature of these rites of passage in order to continue to celebrate them in the future. >GET ANSWER