Step 1: Students must select an article from a California-based newspaper writing on a recent California State or Local politics issue or event. Make sure to include the title of the article, its author, and its publication at the top of your assignment.
Step 2: Summarize the article, paying special attention to the political actors, policies, and/or arguments at the center of each story. Label this section “Summary”
Step 3: Analyze the events or issues and politics at play in the article. Students should try to show how this event or issue connects to the topics that have been discussed in class.
Step 4: Students should attach a copy of their article to the assignment.
Each memo will be a minimum of 500 words, with no more than half of the length of the assignment coming from the Summary.