ASSIGNMENT 1: Researching Three Levels
For this assignment, you will be analyzing three different media sources for information. Choose one of the following :
security issues • wage gap • arming teachers • civil disobedience • outsourcing •
medical ethics •
product recalls • healthcare • workplace violence • poverty •
minimum wage increase • immigration • divorce rates • start-up business
Go to the Internet and research three levels of research that provided three approaches to the same topic.
Popular Media (What is popular media or saying about your topic?)
A Trade or Business Source (What is the business world saying about your topic?)
A Government Source (What is the government saying about your topic?)
Part 1: Analysis
Write a one-paragraph summary for each.
Part 2: Synthesis
Compare and contrast each of the three sites. How is the writing the same?
How is it different?
Part 3: Conclusion
- Describe the similarities and differences in the writing style and “voice” of each source.
- Which of the three gave you the most concrete information on your ? The least? Explain when each is most appropriate to used as a source for your research.
- Identify which source gave you the most and best information about your topic. Describe what you learned about your topic that you did not know before.
Part 4: References
Present your references in APA or MLA format. (See the class site.)
Submit your essay as MSW or a PDF in the appropriate space in the class site.