A letter to the editor in the Wall Street Journal
The assignment is a short paper written in the style of a letter to the editor in the Wall Street Journal. Look in the Op Ed section of current issues of the Wall Street Journal for potential topics and to see how to present a brief and cogent argument (read several letters for reference). The letter should take a position on an economic topic recently discussed in the Wall Street Journal and provide evidence to support that position. The letter can be in response to another letter, an opinion piece or some current event issue. Minimum length is 250 words.
Use 12 pt. type (Times New Roman font) with 1.25 inch right and left margins and 1 inch top and bottom margins. Double space the paper, left justify and do not leave lines between paragraphs (10 pt. spaces after a sentence adds a line to the paragraph).