Anyone (professors included) may submit an Opinion article to the managing editor, Carly Hoilman, at email@example.com.
- The managing editor will share the article via Google Documents with the author and the editor in chief.
- Both editors will read and comment on the article to correct typos, grammatical and stylistic errors, and to suggest alterations, additions or cuts.
- This process is intended as a virtual discussion to elicit the excellence of the author’s communication and argumentation abilities and not to belittle the author or obfuscate his or her meaning.
- Not all suggestions the editorial board makes are rigid, but the author’s refusal to comply with the publication’s standards and policy will prevent the EST from publishing his or her submission.
- The EST will never refuse a submission simply because the editors personally disagree with the opinion it expresses.
What is a good opinion piece?
A good (i.e., publishable) opinion piece:
- takes an original angle on a topic that is pertinent to the audience, whether by timeliness, geographical proximity, King’s experiences or relation to the universal attributes of human nature.
- is humble, thoughtful, tactful and engaging.
- is concrete, specific, logical, factually accurate, organized and under 1000 words.
- is thoroughly researched and mindful of opposing sides.
An amazing opinion piece:
- includes original reporting, i.e., at least one fact that was unknown to most people until you discovered it from a primary source and wrote about it.
- contains humor.
- incorporates one of your individual areas of expertise.
Have something to say but are insecure in your writing ability?
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