Prepare: For this discussion, you will read an opinion article or Op-ed

Prepare: For this discussion, you will read an opinion article or Op-ed article. You will analyze the language used by the writer and how that language influences meaning. You will use this article for your Unit 9 Assignment. 
Begin by selecting a local or national opinion article. These articles are referred to as Op-Ed articles because they contain a writer’s opinion and the purpose is to persuade and influence the reader. If you select a local or national article, narrow down the culture. Consider the language used by that culture.
Now examine the language used by the writer. 
Address the following in the Discussion Board:
What words standout? How do these words influence meaning?
How do cultural influences affect language usage?
Define culture in the context of written documents.
How could these sentences be rephrased to convey a different attitude toward the subject matter?
Describe the various cultures for which professional and business writers may write.
Discuss how ethics affect editing and writing