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Read one of these articles and in at least 2-3 pages, you should plan to analyze the following:
What is the authors main argument? If there are multiple parts to their argument, what are they? Try your best to summarize the argument in your own words, using direct quotes sparingly.
What type(s) of evidence does the scholar use in the article? Is the evidence convincing? Why or why not? Does this article obviously address any of our themes (citizenship and individual rights of Americans; the role of the government; the impact of technology; the experience based on gender, race, ethnicity?)
What questions does this article raise for you?
Papers should be 2-3 pages (~500-750 words); they should be written in a semi-formal scholarly style (with complete thoughts and correct spelling, grammar, and syntax); double-spaced. Please include citations or references for each idea, quote, thought that is not your own (page number is fine in this instance as you should only be referencing your article.) Please make sure you include the author’s name and the complete title of the article you are analyzing.