In this assignment, you will move from academic to public writing, addressing yourself to a broad public audience in order to advocate for a particular course of action on an issue of public concern.
Begin by choosing one of the topics covered in this unit of our course:
To compose your open letter, you will need to conduct research from appropriate academic and public sources on your topic. We’ll discuss how to acknowledge those sources in an open letter as part of the pre-writing and drafting processes.
The purpose of your letter is to communicate with a public audience about some aspect of your topic to advocate for a particular course of action.
Here's an example open letter: