- Due Nov 19 by 11:59pm
- Points 100
- Submitting a website url or a file upload
- Available Sep 25 at 8am – Nov 25 at 12:05am
Sunday, November 19, 2023, by 11:59 pm (but late submissions will be accepted until 11:59 pm on Friday, November 24, 2023) via Canvas
For this assignment, you are to write a critical analysis in the form of an opinion piece about an issue that is currently impacting our government through the lens of your particular group identity/identities (race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, religious group, etc.). You are encouraged to take an intersectional approach to examine this issue, that is, examining the issue from multiple intersections of your group identity (i.e., A queer Latinx first-generation college student, an African American woman who is a business owner, a man of color who has a student loan debt, a single parent who receives governmental assistance, etc.) Possible topics can includeâ€”legalization of marijuana, voting rights, criminal justice reform, affordable housing, gun control, immigration reform, student loan debt, LGBTQIA rights, gentrification, etc. The aforementioned list is just a sample list of topics. You are free to choose a topic from the list provided or select another topic not mentioned here. Your opinion piece should be factual, speak from your perspective, discuss how the issue impacts you or the group(s) you identify with, and be a minimum of 2,500 words, but no more than 4,000 words. A minimum of 5 sources are required, and they should be hyperlinked in the text of your opinion piece (a works cited page is not needed.)
A list of reputable sites where you can find examples of opinion pieces that may also be used as references for your own opinion piece and a video on how to hyperlink within the text can be found here. Should you have any questions about crafting your opinion piece, do not hesitate to contact the professor.
This assignment will improve your research, writing, and critical thinking skills. In addition, this assignment provides you with the opportunity to conduct a critical analysis of issues that are currently impacting our government and explore how it affects your multiple identities (i.e., race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religious group, social economic status, etc.), our society as a whole, and apply the concepts you have learned throughout the semester.
Keys to Success:
To be successful on this assignment, please make sure that your analysis:
- Meets the minimum requirement of 2,500 words, but no more than 4,000 words
- Has a minimum of 5 reputable sources that are hyperlinked within the text (no works cited page is needed)
- You have avoided using internet sites such as Wikipedia or sites that do not link or properly cite their sources
- You have used sites such as ProQuest, Ebscohost, The LA Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Governmental agencies, etc., and your course textbook
- You have proofread and spell-checked your opinion piece
- You contacted the professor if you ran into any issues or needed assistance
- You learned more about the government and its potential impact on you, your family, your friends, and your community.