For this week’s Assignment, you will identify your Congressional
District (i.e. U.S. House of Representatives District) and your district’s
Member of Congress. Using the Web site of the House of Representatives, you
will research the geographical scope and demographic composition of your
district, as well as the key issues that your congressional representative has
worked on. You will then write a 2-page essay in which you declare your support
or opposition to your representative’s re-election.
To begin, go to http://www.house.gov/.
In the “Find your representative” box, put the zip code 53218 and click “Go.”
The site will then identify your Member of Congress, on whose name you can
click to begin your research. On the Web site of your representative, you will
see a link that takes you to information about your Congressional District. You
also will see links that take you to information about your representatives'
recent votes, biography, and key issues. You should follow those links, read
the information, and consider the following questions as you prepare your
which Congressional District do you live? What are its major cities? Is it
predominantly rural or urban?
your Congressional District lean Republican or Democrat? Why?
is your Member of Congress? What is your representative’s party affiliation,
background, length of service, voting record, and key issues?
what you have read for this week, does your representative follow the delegate
or trustee concept of a legislator?
you support your representative’s re-election to office? Why or why not?
Then, you will craft an essay that includes each of the
properly formatted (APA-style) title
citations (APA-style), when appropriate;
least two double-spaced pages in the body
of the paper (Times New Roman font/12 point size);
least three academic sources.
A special feature is available to help you with reviewing your
Assignment for plagiarism. When you submit your Assignment your Assignment will
automatically be analyzed by the plagiarism detection tool, Turnitin. Soon
after you submit your Assignment, you will be able to view the Turnitin
Originality Report. Originality Reports provide a summary of matching or highly
similar text found in a submitted paper. When an Originality Report is
available for viewing, an icon will appear in the report column of the
Assignment Inbox. Originality Reports are only available in the InBox. For this
reason, you will need to download the report prior to the grading of the
Assignment. To do this, click on the print icon at the bottom of the
Originality Report. This will prepare a readable, PDF version of the Originality
Report that you can save to your computer.