SMART Talks: What is a Good Op-Ed?
Session Introduction: As you prepare to write persuasively about climate change and sustainability, we look at key points for writing an effective op-ed. What are the essential elements of a well-written piece, and how can you ensure you communicate your point clearly and convincingly?
Alfred Guy is R.W.B. Lewis Director of WritingDirector of Undergraduate Writing & Tutoring, Poorvu Center,Yale University. 2020 marks his twenty-eighth year directing writing programs, including previous positions at New York University, Princeton, and Johns Hopkins. Much of his scholarship in composition and rhetoric has focused on the link between writing and intellectual development; his later work in the field investigates academic freedom and teaching conditions of non-tenured faculty (including graduate student teachers). His research in science fiction examines new configurations of American feminism since the retrenchment of the 1980s, including attention to Patricia Anthony, Octavia Butler, William Gibson, and Maureen McHugh.
About SMART Talks on Climate Change
From devastating natural disasters to a global pandemic, the effects of climate change continue to be more pressing, extreme, and far-reaching than ever before. Through offering them the opportunity to converse with top scholars and key policy-makers in the field, our program aims to endow leaders of the next generation with useful insights to tackle the problem.