This Bonus News Briefing Quest in optional to do for you and would count an extra 15 points. I highly recommend for you to take advantage of it, in order to make up for points lost elsewhere in the course.
For this Bonus News Briefing Quest task (15 points), pick and analyze a U.S. political news article from RealClearPolitics. Each task is minimum 250/maximum 350 words, and should follow this outline:
1st Paragraph: Summarize the article in your own words to avoid TurnItIn from detecting plagiarism (see Academic Honesty policy in the syllabus). For information on how to summarize appropriately, visit Purdue OWL: Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing.
2nd Paragraph: Relate the article to the topic and readings of the level you are currently completing.
3rd Paragraph: Present your own opinion about the political issue, and include the link to the article you selected.
- Go to RealClearPolitics.
- Pick a news article on a U.S. politics issue not older than seven days from the day you complete this assignment.
- Include the weblink at the end of your assignment. This is required.
- Structure your 3 paragraphs according to the outline above.
- Do not write about the same U.S. politics issue twice in this class.