Op-eds -- some of you may call them "bylines" -- can be written lots of different ways. I teach a straightforward method that uses three arguments as the body. Here's a variation that follows an easy-to-borrow template for your own op-ed writing. The author wants to make five points, so he lists them in the middle and numbers them. He writes a brief intro up front and a short close plus a call to action.
Op-eds can be overwhelming to write, but anytime you have a few well-defined points to make, this model can help you make quick work of the task.
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