in a newspaper or magazine, find an editorial or letter to the editor that expresses a point of view. compare it to your own and explain why you agree or disagree with the author.
* any sites where i can find a letter to the editor that expresses a point of view on an issue? and like what can i write about?
Start with Google, and type in the word "editorials" followed by one of several hot-button issues:
-- Education policy
-- Gun control
-- Health care reform
-- Death penalty
These are just a few suggestions. Once you locate an editorial that really hits you strongly, you'll be able to develop your own writing from there.
Just about every newspaper that has a free website would have a letters to the editor part on that site. I'm putting in a link here to the Seattle Times' letters to the editor page.
As far as what you might write about, it would need to be something that you have an opinion on and catches your attention. You should scroll down the page looking for things you know about. My best bet for you is about half way down the page. The title is
Pam Roach’s gun-packing-teachers remark
It is an argument in favor of teachers being armed, so you ought to be able to come up with an opinion about that.
Otherwise, go to the website of whatever your local newspaper is and look for stuff more relevant to your own community.
Any good newspaper web site would do the trick such as the New York Times, The Washington Post, or the Los Angeles Times. They have a large opinion section of many different views politically and religiously, and socially. They have the left to the right on those sites. You don't really have to look all that hard for a great essay.