Research the background of your Congressional representatives based on your address listed with CU – two senators and a member of the House of Representatives. Find out about their previous occupation(s), political experience, family, income, education, and other relevant demographics. What percentage of the vote did they receive to win in their last election? What are two policy issues areas they are interested in? How do these areas reflect their ideologies?
Here is a link to get your started:
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)
Write an essay. Start by identifying all three of your representatives. Then, pick the representative you are most interested in and explain why they interest you. Present the information you found in your research required above in the essay.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
Length: 4 full pages (not including title page or references page)
12-point Times New Roman font
References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources beyond those provided)
Citation and Writing Assistance: Writing Papers At CU (Links to an external site.)
Hello. Blog posts are not considered scholarly sources. A program information page from a university is not considered a scholarly source. They can be informative but are not considered scholarly. The first Announcements I sent the class provided guidance in reference to scholarly sources. Please review the material for assistance. Below is the first paragraph from that Announcement. Thank you.
“Please make sure you use scholarly sources in completing the required work. Make sure you can distinguish what is meant by a scholarly source. Magazines, Blogs, newspapers, lesson plans from various sites, Academic Department descriptions from universities, news stations (CNN, FOX News, etc.) and other popular sources are not scholarly sources.”
PETER DOAS, Mar 9 at 7:20pm
Hello. Source titles need italics. In the Welcome Announcement, I asked the class to review the Resources link in the Canvas class. One of the files provides example reference. I attached that file. Thank you.