For my re-purposing project I am planning to use an academic essay I wrote for another class. This essay was about the advantages and disadvantages of the two-state solution for Israel and Palestine. In this paper, I went into great detail (10 pages) on how long-term peace would not be a feasible outcome through a two-state solution. I described how extremist groups and current settlement issues would make this plan unlikely to actually work. For the re-purposing project I have been trying to decide between writing a letter to a UN member addressing the problems of the situation or writing an op-ed in a newspaper like the NY Times and arguing how a two-state solution would not work. These two options obviously have a different audience and how I would approach it would be different for both. The first audience would be the UN and the letter would have a professional manner. I would explain what I believe the UN must do and would look into recommending a solution (thought I don’t know what I would recommend yet).The latter audience would be much larger as it would pertain to people who read the New York Times and are interested in foreign policy and issues. Because people who read op-ed usually read on a train or bus on the way to work and typically don’t spend a too much time on one article in the paper I would need a strong introduction and title to grab in the reader. I would also have to argue against people who believe the two state solution would work. Both options could be very interesting to explore, and I am still considering the possibilities.
Yet I do have some questions about how to tackle this assignment. Do you think this is enough of a re-purpose of my original paper? How could I make a clear difference between my audience in my original essay and my new piece of work?