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POLI 7 (Torres): Poli7 Assignment

Newspaper Articles Instructions

(Check your assignment for the most current version of the instructions from your professor.)

You will be reading and writing about American government, politics, and policies.

  1. Select three newspaper articles that were published between January to the present
  • The articles must relate to three separate concepts or court cases presented in your textbook.
  • The concept should not be too broad.
    • Too broad = "democracy"
    • Narrower concept = "direct democracy"
    • Find examples of "direct democracy" such as a proposition (i.e. Proposition 64)
  • Be specific and correct.
  • The article you choose must include enough information for you to be able to write a synopsis and analysis that is a minimum of two typed pages.
  • Use only the five newspapers contained within the LPC Library database US MAJOR DAILIES.
  • Do not use magazines; do not use editorials from the newspapers.
  1. Write a synopsis THEN an analysis for each article, explaining the relationship between what is presented in the article and the concept explained in the textbook.
  2. Provide your personal perspective about the article.
  3. Use APA format for your in-text citations and reference list. Cite BOTH the news article and your textbook in each analysis.
  4. Submit a copy of the entire article with the date/page indicated with each summary.

Ask Mr. Torres or a reference librarian for assistance.