This is an essay assignment that I have students complete during our study of nonfiction articles and/or literature. Students first read a recent op-ed from the New York Times entitled "Immigration Debate." However, you can select any op-ed for them to read from any news website if you do not want them to read this article. Then they are required to write a rhetorical analysis on the article. The file includes the article, the assignment directions, and a rubric.