2 GOVT 2306 Graded Discussion

Your submission must be at least 600 words and your replies to other posts must be at least 5 relevant, well developed sentences.

Then READ this article to help you determine the validity for information sources and help you analyze the following links:

http://www.npr.org/2016/12/11/505154631/a-finders-guide-to-factsLinks to an external site.

WATCH/READ/or LISTEN to the following  article about the topic:

http://www.dailytexanonline.com/2018/03/04/are-ut-applicants-excluded-because-of-color-or-money (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Now follow these directions to complete the Graded Discussion:

Click on the above link(s) and read the article(s).  Then respond to ALL of the questions below.  In order to receive full credit for the discussion, you have to follow the guidelines provided. Remember to incorporate the articles/podcast in your response.  This means that you must briefly summarize and then make connections to them in your response.

Guidelines for submission:  Submissions must have at least 600 words.  Students must also use proper grammar and punctuation, with no contractions. NO PLAGIARISM is allowed!  If you copy any portion of your submission from external sources, you will receive a 0!  Do not use phrases/quotes from the assigned link or external links to write your response.

You MUST document/cite your submission or you will receive a 0!

Diversity in Education  

1. What was the result of your political ideology quiz?  Do the results of the quiz give an accurate or adequate representation of your political position?  Do you believe that this quiz is useful to increasing political knowledge, participation or understanding your positions?  Did the “Finders Guide to Facts” link by NPR help you with analyzing information? Why or why not?

2.  Provide a brief summary of the article(s).  What is the most important issue that is raised in the article for the topic, in your opinion? Overall, do you believe that the information in the articles(s) are valid? What is your opinion of the information provided by these news sources (Do you believe that the information is credible?)?  List at least one aspect of each of the articles that you find questionable.  Why?    What solution do you believe would resolve this issue? Who or what entity do you believe is most able to deal with this issue?

3.  Based on course topics, why is this topic relevant to the study of government? (This means that you need to make a connection between the articles’ topic and at least one topic in the course and provide evidence.)  Why is this topic relevant to society as a whole?

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