News Journal Written Assignment:
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 Political Behavior (Elections, Political Parties, Public Opinion, Media, Interest Groups), 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.
1. Summary – Summarize in paragraph form the facts and issues presented in the article. Please document the source of your information with a parenthetical reference.
2. 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. (see attached powerpoints)
4. Analysis – Provide an analysis that identifies the perspective presented in the article and compare it to your understanding of the effect of political behavior on American Government today.
- In order to receive credit, you are required to:
- Divide your assignment into paragraphs and identify each section by number and title as listed above.
- Submit your response in at least 350 words, excluding the title page and reference page.
- Provide in-text citations and references in the APA writing format.