Write a two to three-page double-spaced (minimum of 550-750 words) letter to the editor, proposing a solution to a current local problem.
List the newspaper to which you would be sending this to at the top of your paper.
Begin the letter with: “Dear Editor,” Throughout the paper, be as specific as you possibly can in terms of:
1) Defining/describing the problem and who it affects
2) Describing your solution
3) Defending your solution as the best means of dealing with this problem.
4) As you’re writing this letter, also do keep in mind your audience.