Current Event – Local Issue
Find an article in your local newspaper (Articles may not be more than one month old) about a local policy issue that affects you. For example, an article concerning your county’s decision to privatize your trash collection service. Address the following:
●Summarize the article (The student describes the main points clearly).
●Explain how this issue affects you (The student identifies how the issue relates to them accurately and in detail).
●Is the article neutral? Why or why not?
● How might you influence this policy in the future (The student provides a detailed account of how they might influence the issue).
Evaluate the source (The student accurately evaluates the source).
Writing Requirements (APA format)
Length: 3 full pages (not including title page or references page)
In-text citations with at least two references
12-point Times New Roman font
Hyperlink to the article