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The objectives of this assignment are:  to learn more about current events happening in today’s world,  to recognize the multiple impacts of current events,  to learn more about the geographic concept of scale,  to utilize geography’s integrative approach to help you better understand the news, and  to improve your writing and research skills

GEOG 103:World Regional Geography Instructor: Weinert Current Events Assignment Information The objectives of this assignment are:  to learn more about current events happening in today’s world,  to recognize the multiple impacts of current events,  to learn more about the geographic concept of scale,  to utilize geography’s integrative approach to help you better understand the news, and  to improve your writing and research skills. Your paper must include the following information: 1. A brief summary of the article. Where did the event occur? What happened? The summary should be no longer than ½ a page. 2. Context of the event. (i.e. background information) Background information needs to be relevant to the current event and should be no longer than ½ a page. 3. What are the social, economic, political, and environmental impacts of the event on local, national, regional, and global scales? How do the impacts vary according to scale? (Some current events might not be relevant to all types of impacts or impact all scales. This is ok...but do your best to imagine the greatest range of actual or potential impacts.) Use the worksheet on the last page of this handout to inspire you and help you to organize your paper. This section should comprise the bulk of your paper. If you do not explicitly describe different impacts and specify the type of impact or the scale of the impact, you will not receive a passing grade on this assignment. This section should be about 2 pages long. 4. Current event article citation (Author, title, source, date) and citations for other sources of information that you used. You must have a works cited page and in-text citations. (To complete this assignment you must back up your analysis by using at least one additional source other than the current event article.) 5. Attach the full text of only the principal article that you used for your analysis or include the full URL for your principal article. Sources for current event articles: Your article must come from a reputable source. If you have any doubt that your source is reputable please ask the instructor or TA. The following is a partial list of reputable sources. Many can be found on-line for free. The “Lexis-Nexis” search engine, accessible through the Morris Library website, is an excellent way to find reputable news articles from around the world.  New York Times    Chicago Tribune  Do not choose the same article as your friends in class. The analysis that you conduct must be your own. 1 Submission: A digital copy of your assignment must be submitted to SIU Online ( by the start of class. Your assignment will be deducted 10 pts. for each day that it is late (including weekends). Mechanics:  Write about 3 pages.  Double-spaced  10-12 pt.  Arial or Times New Roman font  1 inch margins  Proof-read, proof-read, proofread!  Spelling and grammar matter  Do not copy your analysis wording directly from the article; put it in your own words.     Provide in-text and full works cited references for all information that you derived from another source. Do not use clichés Do not use contractions Article chosen must have been published within 2 months of the paper due date. Bonus opportunity: To improve your paper grade…stop by the office hours or make an appointment to meet with a TA or the instructor in person to discuss your paper. Your paper will improve with our input and you will earn a 5 pt. bonus on your paper grade. You do not need to have a finished paper at the time of the meeting. Evaluation Criteria:  Review the grading rubric available on SIU Online.  If poor grammar interferes with one’s ability to understand what you have written, your content grade will suffer.  Only include what is necessary to the analysis…no more. This paper is very short so there is no room for fluff. Your grade will suffer if you write more than 3 pages for your analysis.  Answer all questions indicated on the project sheet.  Use of a secondary source is worth 5 pts. Yes, you are allowed to express your perspective about your current event. However, you must back up your position with valid information. 2 Worksheet for describing impacts of your current event Describe examples of impacts of your current event according to the following scales of analysis & type of impact. You should be able to think of examples for each geographic scale and at least half of the impact types. **If you have any questions about this assignment please ask the instructor or TA.** Impact Type Economic Political Environmental Geographic Scales Local National Regional Global 3 Cultural

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School: New York University


Running head: CURRENT EVENT

Current Event

Running head: CURRENT EVENT

Summary of the article
A publication in the New York Times titled “To the World, They Are Muslims To
ISIS, Sufis Are Heretics”, focuses on the Islamic religion. Specifically, the article mentions
the several attacks that have been experienced in most Islamic dominated countries. The most
recent incident involved a terror attack that took place in Egypt, claiming the lives of over
300 people who were worshipping. The article talks about Sufism; which other Muslims
believe is grave worshipping since they treat the dead as intermediaries between them and
their God.
The publication bases its argument on the several attacks that have been experienced
on Sufi places of worship by ISIS, who most of the times take credit for their attacks. To
them, Sufis are polytheistic, something that is not in line with their religion, because they
believe that the Sufis have created their idols that they worship when they ask the dead to
intercede for them. They also abduct Sufi clerics and sentence them to death due to their
belief that the blood of Sufis is permissible to shed as a result of its filth.

Context of the event
This story was written based on the recent attack in Egypt that killed many people.
The attack occurred in ...

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