Magazine article outline of U.S or Canada


Part I: Term Paper Outline & Article Summary – 5% of Final Grade

  1. Step 1: Identify a newspaper or magazine article on the area of interest (i.e., racial
    profiling). The article can be from either the United States or Canada. In addition, the
    story needs to be substantive, which means that it must be a headline article in the
    media source (either national or local). This is necessary because the story must be
    long enough to contain several aspects of the area of interest that you may decide to
    focus on in your final paper.
  2. Step 2: Read the article and identify the focal area and several of sub-issues that are of
    interest to you. I advise using a highlighter for this part of the assignment.
  3. Step 3: Identify 3 academic sources that discuss the specific aspects of your chosen
    focal area. For this step you must locate 2 primary academic sources (i.e., sources
    where a researcher has conducted academic research) and 1 secondary source (i.e., a
    book or a literature review) that is not a course textbook.
  4. Step 5: Now you are prepared to complete the media article summary and outline.
    This part of the paper is comprised of:
  5. A one paragraph summary of the newspaper/magazine article.
  6. An outline of the remainder of your paper that demonstrates your understanding of
    your sources.
  7. A copy of the magazine or newspaper article.
  8. A copy of the abstract of each article you identified and a copy of the table of
    contents of the book. If you identified an academic literature review instead of a book
    you can instead provide a copy of the first page.

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