OP/ED and infographic on a human rights issue

Project Requirements: One op/ed article written by you and one infographic you create that is relevant to your human rights topic and article. See Creating Your Own Infographic.

  • Length: Word Count for final version of your op/ed should be between 700 – 1,100 words plus the infographic and any related text. The infographic text should not exceed 200 words. (Word count not including APA References page)
  • Genre: Op/Ed article and infographic. See example links below.
  • Audience: readers of the newspaper where you found your original op/ed and where your op/ed would be published; you classmates, your instructor, and anyone interested in the topic.
  • Research: 1-4 outside sources, popular and/or scholarly (one for the found op/ed and any other sources you use)
  • Citation: Cite the essay you chose as your basis for writing your own op/ed and any additional sources in APA format on an APA style references page (so you will have a APA References page with at least one citation on it). Any references to a source inside your paper must have an APA style in-text citation plus a citation on the References page.
  • Format:
    • Use 12-point font, Times New Roman or Calibri
    • Use 1-inch margins all the way around
    • Correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and language usage
    • Effectively organized with paragraphs in a logical order; it should have a clear introduction and conclusion
    • Assignment Overview:
    • Opinion/Editorial:Using an opinion/editorial piece that you find about your human rights issue, you will write your own op/ed on that same topic. It can be an expansion of the source you’ve found or a counterargument to the source you found. You do not need to conduct additional research unless you want to but you can use the supporting evidence from the found source in your op/ed. Your op/ed should include a call to action
    • Infographic: To quote the Oxford English dictionary, an infographic is a “visual representation of information or data.” For your infographic, you will need to create a visual representation of the arguments you make in your op-ed piece, transforming them into a new mode. You can use pictures, icons, charts, graphs, and any other visual components to convey your arguments. You can also use text, but keep in mind that infographics are usually designed with minimum text and instead rely on visual clues to attract the audience’s attention and deliver the message in a convincing yet succinct way.
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