For this summary, choose a current news article that relates to any of the topics cover in Chapters 1-3. Summaries should be written in a Word Document file. Google docs and other formats will not be accepted.

From the Syllabus: You are responsible for (3) three Current Issues Article Summaries. You will choose a current news article that relates to the journal prompt given. For the article you choose, you should write your summary in the following format:

Article Title:  Write the title at the top of your page.

Reference:  Cite the article (Chicago Manual of Style) and include the following: Title article; author; source (where you got it from); date retrieved or published. If appropriate include a http:// link.

Summary:  Write a summary paragraph, in your own words, about the article. You can’t copy verbatim from the article. Doing so will result in a grade of “0.” Only two quotes may be used in your summary.

Significance: Write at least 3-4 sentences discussing why you chose the article and how it relates to concepts/topics we have engaged with in class. Think about who this event impacts and how. Explain why it is significant or provide your opinion about the topic.

Three Questions: You will need to pose (3) three relevant questions about the article as it relates to concepts/topics we have engaged with in class. TO BE CLEAR – YOU ARE GENERATING ORIGINAL QUESTIONS! You are not answering questions at the end of the chapter, nor are you copy/pasting questions from the reading. These are questions you would like answered or questions that you could ask your classmates. These questions will be utilized for your final journal project.

The article you choose must not have been published more than two (2) years ago and be a minimum of five paragraphs (25-30 sentences.)  You may choose your article from a number of sources. They may come from newspapers, weekly news magazines, professional news sources or academic journals located on the internet. *  You may not repeat use of the same source that you used for the previous current event assignment.

 



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