1. What is Rose’s exigence (for academia and the media) in “Writing for the Public?” Why does he say that academics need to develop a type of “bilingualism” and what does he mean by this? What advice does he offer for academics when they need to write to the public? Use the text to support your position.
2. Apply Rose to Ruth Marcus’ “Dartmouth’s New College Try.”
Identify the following in “Dartmouth’s New College Try,” (Links to an external site.) with specific examples.
You may need to use the PDF for Marcus’ article in this week’s module if you can’t get around the Washington Post firewall.
3. List five topics you’re considering writing about in WP#2. Then for each, identify the likely readers and newspaper. I encourage to pick more localized and regional topics, and then to identify an appropriate newspaper for your topic.
Please don’t write your op-ed about these topics: the death penalty, gun control, legalizing weed (or other drugs), lowering the drinking age in the US, or abortion.
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