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Tip 1: Read Opinion Pieces.

The LAST is basically an opinion essay. To prepare for the LAST, it helps to read opinion pieces from major newspapers and magazines. Some of the best ones to look at are "My Turn" in Newsweek, The New York Times' Op. Ed section, and The Wall Street Journal.

Click on one of the sites below to read a few opinion pieces.

Today's New York Times Editorials
Check out the hot topic of the day, or you can search their archives for editorials on almost any subject.

The Wall Street Journal's Featured Editorial
The Wall Street Journal highlights their top opinion piece of the day.

The Washington Post Editorial Page
Editorials and Opinions of the Day
"My Turn" and More
Editorials, opinion pieces and the celebrated "My Turn" column from Newsweek.

Putting My Life on Hold
An opinion piece by Shannon Hurd, an English major at Colorado State University

Check out the opinions of a few well-known columnists.

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