Practice Analyzing and Interpreting an Editorial


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A strong editorial states the opposition's point of view and then...

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1. Instead of complaining about an issue, a strong editorial provides...

2. An editorial is...

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Editorials often stick with basic rules of classical rhetoric to present a case to readers. This lesson examines the style and elements of traditional editorials, and analyzes an award-winning editor's opinion on the news of the day.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions cover the following aspects of editorials:

  • Editorial elements of persuasion
  • Traditional style and syntax
  • Arguments in editorials
  • Stating opinions

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember the facts you've learned about the characteristics of an editorial
  • Interpreting information - show you can read an overview on editorials and understand the traditional styles and techniques
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a correct analysis of an editorial

Additional Learning

For more tips, read the lesson, Practice Analyzing and Interpreting an Editorial. The lesson covers the following goals:

  • Understand the scope and purpose of editorials
  • List some of the stylistic elements of editorials
  • Explain how editorials treat opposing views
  • Describe the use of emotion in editorials