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The Impact of Internet Censorship: A Critical Analysis

Censorship Project in APA formatting
Topic: Censorship on the Internet
I have provided the following doc with instructions on the essay.

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Title: Formatting Your Final Research Paper in APA Style

Before you submit your Final Research paper, be sure that you have used proper APA format (such as typing the entire paper in Times New Roman 12 and double-spacing the content) throughout, as follows:
Title page
Abstract page
3-5 pages of content 
 Reference list containing 3-5 sources 
Appendices if necessary
Also include:
In-text citations 
Page numbers
This paper should be 3–5 pages in length not including the title page, abstract page, or reference list. 

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Uncovering Bias: Analyzing the Author’s Perspective on Censorship in Recent News Articles

Minimum of 800 words (*which means write a bit more than 800 words–NOT counting the running header, the identifier, the title, or the WC page citations if any) to ensure no issue with the “Minimum Standards” grading statement)
1″ margins
Double-spaced
10-12 pt. Times New Roman font (no others accepted)
Standard indented paragraphs with NO additional spacing between paragraphs (check the “Before/After” spacing in the Formatting of MSWord and make certain it is set to 0pt for the document)
MLA-formatted in-text citations and an MLA-formatted Works Cited page ARE required if sources/materials not self-generated are used but do not count to overall text/page length.
Content–Select a “recent” article (within the past month) that is concentrated on your chosen theme (Censorship/Education, Government/Politics, or Environment/Nature).  It does NOT have to specifically be about the theme as its main topic…only have the theme as the underlying concept of the article.
Analyze the material in the article to discover/define the author’s perspective and biases with regards to the topic being discussed (i.e. the paper is exploring what the author of the article ACTUALLY personally thinks about the topic they are writing about rather than what they’re actually writing–this is NOT a summary of the article but an exploration of the subtext).
Why are certain phrases and quotes (from other individuals) employed by the author? What do those phrases and quotes say about the author’s biases?  Why did they select those quotes?
How are “facts” utilized by the author? How are the “facts” presented? How does this indicate the author’s “real” opinion on the topic?
What biases come out due to these methods? How does the author’s public verbiage belie their actual personal/private opinions/feelings?
Employ quotes from the article to substantiate (“back up”) your claims and observations. 
that the use of general knowledge encyclopedias in any format is strictly prohibited.

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Performance Evaluation: Reflecting on Teamwork and Individual Growth in the Collaborative Project and Writing Class

For the last assignment of the semester, please review both your team’s work in the collaborative project and your own work in this class over the semester.
This final assignment models a very specific type of workplace practice: performance evaluations. A performance evaluation or performance review is a formal evaluation process in which an employee’s work performance is discussed with their supervisor. Performance reviews are important in the workplace as they identify strengths and areas for improvement, discuss the achievement of objectives, and promote employee growth. In many workplaces (big and small), you will be evaluated at least once a year.  
Part of the evaluation process often involves writing a self-evaluation that aligns your performance with your job responsibilities. This self-evaluation allows you to reflect on what you have done and what you’re going to do. Reflection plays a crucial role in performance evaluations. It allows employees and managers to step back, assess past performance, and gain insights for improvement. By encouraging introspection and self-awareness, reflection enables individuals to identify strengths, areas for growth, and strategies to enhance their future performance.
Submission (USF Writes)
Please submit your responses to the FINAL–Performance Evaluation assignment in USF Writes.
I. Evaluate your team’s performance
In general, how do you feel the team worked together? How does this compare to other teams you’ve worked in? What specifically did you learn about collaborating productively?
Were there any specific obstacles your team had to overcome? How well do you feel your team handled this situation? What skills did your team use to overcome obstacles?
For each team member, what do you feel their biggest contribution to the project was?
Would you work with this team again?
II. Evaluate your own performance this semester
Where do you feel you did your best work in this class? You might talk about a specific assignment of exercise, or discuss a skill you think you demonstrated well (like teamwork or concision).
Were any of the projects, assignments, or exercises more difficult than others? What about that assignment gave you trouble?
What was your biggest contribution to the collaborative proposal project?
Were there any technologies, concepts, or types of writing you were hoping this course would cover that we didn’t?

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Title: “Beyond the Traditional Turning Points: Reevaluating American History Surveys” Introduction: American history is filled with significant events and moments that have shaped the nation into what it is today. These events, commonly referred to as “

What are some other turning points in American history that historians have emphasized or should emphasize?  How might these other turning points influence where new American history surveys begin and end? 

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“The Myth of American Exceptionalism: Exploring its Influence on Culture, Politics, and Economics”

How and why have certain Americans tended to view themselves and their nation as “exceptional”?  How has this notion shaped American culture, politics and economics?

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“Exploring the Controversy: The Effects of Social Media on Mental Health”

Unit VII Final Research Paper
Assignment objective: In this assignment, you will produce your final paper with the addition of the counterargument and conclusion paragraph, your revised introduction paragraph and developed body paragraphs, and a references page with at least three sources.
Length: The overall paper should be 1,300 to 1,500 words, not counting the references page.
References: At least three sources are required, and at least one must come from the CSU Online Library. All sources should be academically credible (academic journals, eBooks, periodicals, organizational websites, etc.) and no more than 5 years old. Use APA Style 7th edition standards to format the reference citations for each source.
Details: In this assignment, you will transition the outline you created in Unit IV into at least three body paragraphs; be sure to implement your professor’s suggestions and feedback from the Unit IV assignment. You will also write the paper’s counterargument and conclusion.
The paper should include all the following components (in order):
Title page
Introduction
Body paragraphs
Counterargument
Conclusion
References page
Introductory Paragraph:
Include approximately six sentences.
The introduction paragraph serves to introduce the topic and the paper’s thesis statement.
Make the suggested revisions based on the feedback you received in Unit IV.
Body Paragraphs:
Include at least three paragraphs.
Transition the outline of the body you produced in Unit IV to full paragraph form to support the paper’s thesis (revisit Unit VI lessons on transitions and cohesion).
Each body paragraph should address one of the justifications of the thesis statement’s position.
Counterargument:
Include approximately six to seven sentences.
Introduce an argument that opposes the argument made in the thesis statement and then refute it (revisit Unit VI lessons on introducing a counterargument).
Conclusion:
Include approximately six sentences.
Bring the paper to a close by emphasizing the importance of the issue and the controversy and answer the “so what?” question.
Adhere to APA Style when constructing this assignment, including in-text citations and references for all sources that are used. Please note that no abstract is needed.
Feed back from unit VI: 1. Remember the required elements of this introduction paragraph.
Remember to close your introduction with a clear, focused thesis statement. The thesis statement should state what your claim is and why. If your reader were to read only your thesis statement, they should have a clear understanding of what your essay is about. Your thesis statement is the roadmap for your paper and should introduce what information you will cover in your essay.
2. I realize an outline is only helpful for some, but when you are writing an essay with lots of information, sometimes it can help to have a tool that will help you put things in order. It’s much easier to move information around in an outline than when you have written several pages. Overall, I wanted to see a bit more detai

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Title: “The Changing Definitions of Nationhood: Impact on Historical Interpretations”

When and why have these definitions changed and varied?  What impact do these definitions have on how historians have approached and written about the nation’s past?  

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“The Impact of Imperial Expansion and Contraction on European Self-Perception: A Comparative Analysis of Two Key Periods in European History”

How have the expansion and contractions of empires affected European self-understandings? Please consider this question across two major periods of European history (defined above)

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“Exploring Intergenerational Trauma in There, There Through the Lens of Psychological Criticism”

if you chose Psychological Criticism, you might include (1) theoretical source about the merits and uses of psychological criticism as a whole and (2) a psychological study on intergenerational trauma that you can then apply to the characters in There, There. This paper will test your ability to critically analyze a text, as well as your capacity for thoughtful research.
Completion (30 points): Paper is turned in on time, responds appropriately to the assignment, and is a minimum of 2,000 words and no longer than 3,000 words.
Theoretical Research (25 points): Paper includes at least (1) outside source that is relevant to the field of study; the source is a peer reviewed, scholarly article; quotes chosen from outside source are relevant to the paper’s main argument and help support the analysis.
Contextual Research (25 points): Paper includes at least (1) outside source that sets the contextual scene of the paper’s argument. This might mean a historical document to give background for the novel (for example, history of the U.S. government and Native American relations, an overview of the creation of Native American History month, the history of Thanksgiving, etc.); an interview with the author that includes their goals or perspective; a psychological study (for example, if you want to talk about alcoholism in the novel, you should include a text that discusses the psychological history, treatment, or causes of alcoholism); etc.
Analysis (55 points): No matter what literary theory chosen, the paper goes beyond the surface level, focusing not only on what happened in the story, but diving deeper into the how and why, highlighting in particular the consequences and effects of the story’s elements and author’s choices.
MLA Format (10 points): Paper is written in MLA format, including a header on the first page, last name and page number on the top right corner of each page, and Times New Roman 12 pt font used throughout.
Works Cited Page (10 points): Paper includes a Work Cited page in MLA format, with alphabetically ordered citations. Note: Papers without any works cited page will receive a 0 on the essay as a whole. These points refer to the MLA style and format of the citations.
Quotes (15 points): Paper utilizes direct quotes and/or summaries from the novel, utilizing appropriate moments from the text to support the paper’s argument.
In-Text citations (15 points): Whether a quote or paraphrase, moments from the novel are cited with in-text citations that include the author’s name when necessary and the page number. It is always clear whether the novel or the outside scholarly source is being quoted.
Grammar and Syntax (15 points): Paper is generally free from grammatical errors, uses complete sentences, and is generally easy for the reader to understand.