Websites often are trying to persuade readers to believe and act in a way that benefits the sponsors of that website, so if you are using information from a website without evaluating who provided the information, then you are being naïve. After you’ve read the“Conservative vs. Liberal Beliefs” document, my additional notes about those beliefs, and the sample website analysis, analyze one of the websites listed below in terms of how it reflects a left/liberal or right/conservative“angle of vision”(i.e. values, point of view, perspective, bias). You are looking for specific clues that the organization interprets and responds to events in ways that are typical of people who have a liberal or conservative value system.
Choose one of the following liberal or conservative websites to analyze: Roosevelt Institutehttps://rooseveltinstitute.org/), Heartland Institute (https://www.heartland.org/), Institute for Policy Studies(https://ips-dc.org/), Center for American Progresshttps://www.americanprogress.org/), FreedomWorks(https://www.freedomworks.org/), Manhattan Institute for Policy Research(https://www.manhattan-institute.org/),or Century Foundation(https://tcf.org/).Analyze the website in terms of the about section, the position that it takes on issues in articles, and either its prevailing negative tone of voiceprints use of images.Write at least one body paragraph about each area(though you may analyze all four areas if you wish).Keep looking through the above list until you find a website about which you can generate enough insight.
The final copy of the essay should be a minimum of 1000words long
Clever Title: Specific Subtitle Identifying Your Thesis, Including the Title of Any Document Being Analyzed
Organization:The essay must contain at least five paragraphs: an introduction, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion.The essay must be organized around the areas bulleted above(About section, position expressed in articles, tone, and/or images). Also, as usual in academic writing, the words from your thesis statement identifying the essay’s main ideas should also appear in the topic sentences
No research is necessary. However, if you do any research outside of the website about the organization or people associated with the website, you should refer to the source of that information in your sentence such as by writing, “So-and-So says” or “According to the Such-and-Such website . . .”A Works Cited page is not necessary for this essay