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This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalyzing coverage of the polling question(s)
You should consider how much information the article provides regarding the question itself and its placement within a broader survey. This could include the opinion they are trying to gauge and the likelihood of respondents in be able to provide a true opinion, the use of filtering questions to limit the sample, how the question is asked, the context in which it is asked (for example, comparing to previous questions), etc. You must use course materials as evidence to support your argument.

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalyzing coverage of the sampling strategy
You should consider how well the article describes the sampling strategy used by the poll and its implications for the results. This could include how participants were recruited to the poll, the response rate, etc. You must use course materials as evidence to support your argument.
Analyzing media coverage of the results
You should consider how well the article describes the results of the poll, including their interpretation. This could include how the results are described and their clarity, description of the margin of error, the potential for bias, any related results from other polls, etc. You must use course materials as evidence to support your argument.

Conclusion
Overall, how would you evaluate the news article in terms of its coverage of the poll? Please explain and justify this evaluation in terms of what the article does well and what it needs to improve. Fundamentally, do you think it represents or misrepresents public opinion on the topic?

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization and grammar
Meets assignment guidelines; strong topic sentences; use of in-text citations to support; grammar
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalyzing coverage of the polling question(s)
You should consider how much information the article provides regarding the question itself and its placement within a broader survey. This could include the opinion they are trying to gauge and the likelihood of respondents in be able to provide a true opinion, the use of filtering questions to limit the sample, how the question is asked, the context in which it is asked (for example, comparing to previous questions), etc. You must use course materials as evidence to support your argument.

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalyzing coverage of the sampling strategy
You should consider how well the article describes the sampling strategy used by the poll and its implications for the results. This could include how participants were recruited to the poll, the response rate, etc. You must use course materials as evidence to support your argument.
Analyzing media coverage of the results
You should consider how well the article describes the results of the poll, including their interpretation. This could include how the results are described and their clarity, description of the margin of error, the potential for bias, any related results from other polls, etc. You must use course materials as evidence to support your argument.

Conclusion
Overall, how would you evaluate the news article in terms of its coverage of the poll? Please explain and justify this evaluation in terms of what the article does well and what it needs to improve. Fundamentally, do you think it represents or misrepresents public opinion on the topic?

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization and grammar
Meets assignment guidelines; strong topic sentences; use of in-text citations to support; grammar