Dear Young Scholars of AP Lang:
Some words of warning as you bring forth your Columnist Profiles:
Be careful when using terms like liberal or conservative. They are relative and have little (or no) analytical value without very specific context. To wit, the word “warm“: for someone who has a chill, warm feels hot; for someone who has a fever, warm feels cold. You must define [insert columnist] liberalism or conservatism, precisely. Simply saying [insert columnist] is a liberal WILL BE A HEAVY DEDUCTION.
Consider the following article mandatory reading before you begin writing (it will help):