MUST ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS
This graded discussion is based on guided writing. In order to be successful on this discussion, you need to CLEARLY demonstrate an understanding of the information and the questions presented. OPINIONS need to be based on EVIDENCE. This means you need to provide PROPER documentation for statements within the post. You must follow directions in order to achieve a successful outcome on this graded material.
You will be given article(s) to read, then you will provide your opinions on the topic and provide evidence for your position.
Click on the above link(s) and read the article(s). Then respond to ALL of the questions below. In order to receive full credit for the discussion, you have to follow the guidelines provided. Remember to incorporate the articles/podcast in your response. This means that you must briefly summarize and then make connections to them in your response.
Submissions must have at least 400 words (not including documentation/citations and works cited). Students must also use proper grammar and punctuation, with no contractions. NO PLAGIARISM is allowed! If you copy any portion of your submission from external sources, you will receive a 0! Do not use phrases/quotes from the assigned link or external links to write your response.
You MUST document/cite your submission or you will receive a 0!
1. Provide a brief (clear and concise) summary of the podcast and of the article in your own words. What is the most important issue that is raised in the podcast and in the article, in your opinion? What solution do you believe would resolve this issue presented? Who or what entity do you believe is most able to deal with this issue? What specific impact do you believe this issue has on your life currently? What other research have you done on this topic? (This means provide some additional point of interest that you found other than in the links provided.) What impact does this topic have on your selection of candidates for political office and also your interest in government?
2. Overall, do you believe that the information in the links are valid? What is your opinion of the information provided by this news source (Do you believe that the information is credible?)? List at least one aspect of each of the article/research that you find questionable. Why?
3. Based on course topics, why is this topic relevant to the study of government? (This means that you need to make a connection between the articles’ topic and at least one topic in the course and provide evidence.) Why is this topic relevant to society as a whole?
Remember: Your grade is based on following the directions carefully, your understanding of the topic presented, and your clear responses to the questions presented.