discuss the different arguments and views that are presented in the article
For each paper you will need to find an article out of a newspaper, magazine, academic journal, or quality online news source that is relevant to the topic I assign. Some sources you may want to look at include the Texas Tribune (texastribune.org), the Dallas Morning News (dallasnews.com), the Austin American-Statesman (statesman.com), and Texas Monthly (texasmonthly.com), among many others.
“Once you have the article, you will need to write a short paper of at least 400 words, in which you briefly summarize the article, discuss the different arguments and views that are presented in the article, specifically refer to the relevant part of the chapter in explaining how the article ties to the chapter, why it is an important topic, how it will affect Texas, and provide your opinion on the issue. Put the essay in your own words; do not use quotes from the article. I will grade the essay based on how well you meet the above stated guidelines as well as on spelling, grammar, and overall writing.
“You will need to provide me a copy or a link to the article you are using for your paper. The articles you use also need to have been published within six months of when you are submitting the paper to me.”