News Journal Written Assignment:
News Journals require you to relate current events to the topics covered within POS 2041, American National Government. For your first Journal please choose from one of the articles listed below.
News Journals require you to relate current events to the topics covered within POS 2041, American National Government. For this Journal you will select your own article. The article you select will determine your success on this Journal. The article must be about Civil Liberties, and illustrate a concept discussed in your textbook. The news article you select must itself be at least 4 paragraphs in length and come from a major, national news source.
For a list of sources and search possibilities please go to the Media tab, on the POS 2041 Lib page. Create your Journal meeting the criteria we have been using and addressing each of the elements below.
- Summary – Summarize in paragraph form the facts and issues presented in the article. Please document the source of your information with a parenthetical reference.
- Application – Apply one or more concepts from your textbook to the information in the news article. Specifically explain how the material in your textbook is illustrated in the article you are examining. This can be accomplished by using examples from the article and terms or concepts found in the textbook.
- Analysis – Provide an analysis that identifies the perspective presented in the article and compare it to your understanding of civil liberties and judicial interpretation supported by the principles found in the Constitution of the United States and the related amendments.
Please specifically identify each section by number and title.
Your essay should be between 300 and 500 words, double-spaced and in APA format, with parenthetical citations and a Reference List. A cover page is not necessary.
View the Written Assignment Rubric to understand how you will will be evaluated.
All essays will be submitted in the assigned drop box, which will include a Turnitin originality report.