Suggested Op-Ed Structure
- First 2-3 paragraphs: Hook: Why do I care? Set-up: What’s this column about?
- Nut graph: What’s your overarching point? (Your theme)
- Next 4-5 paragraphs: Diagnosis: Flesh out the problem or issue
- Next 4-5 paragraphs: Prescription: What’s the solution?
- Next 1-2 paragraphs: Concession: What’s the other side?
- Final paragraph: Coda/Call to action: What’s your overarching point again? Or what
do you want reader to do?