Chapter 10: Congressional Profile


Visit the website of either the  Select on Congressperson and write a short essay that answers at least the following questions.  Your essay should be a minimum of one page.

  • What is your Congressperson’s name and who does he/she represent i.e. state and or district?
  • How long has this person been in Congress?
  • What is this person’s profession background and education?
  • What committees does he/she serve on?
  • Does the Congressional member serve in any leadership capacity (Committee Chair, party leadership)?
  • What is his/her basic philosophy or political ideology?
  • What other interesting or relevant information on this person can you find from the web site?

Learning objective(s):

  • Identify what Congress does.
  • Summarize the problems that face Congress—and some possible solutions.

Grading Rubric: 

Review the rubric (Links to an external site.) for information on how this assignment will be scored.

Tips for success:

  • To submit an assignment, click the Submit Assignment button to submit your work. Make sure to type directly into the text box- no attachments.
  • Review the assignment grading rubric (Links to an external site.) to ensure full credit.
  • While time for completion will vary from person to person, please allot approximately 45 minutes to complete.
  • I recommend composing your content offline in a text editor and then copy and paste the text into your reply post. If something happens you will have an offline copy of all of your hard work!
  • I highly recommend using Google Docs (Drive) to compose offline, as Google plays well with web-based forums. If you are using Microsoft Word to compose offline, you may need to do some editing to the format when you paste it into the reply.
  • Proper APA extended citations must be provided. To assist with proper APA format, visit: OWL Purdue APA (Links to an external site.).
  • No late work is accepted.
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