Texas Government

Texas Government

The assignment is for the student to write a 3-5 page assignment, in APA formatting, researched and cited, and turn it in through the “turn-it-in” upload within CANVAS. This assignment will be due a date as identified in CANVASS. In this assignment the student must identify several Items:

ASSIGNMENT CONTEXT:

A suggested list of topics are as follows: Suggested Topics include: Capital Punishment, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Political Participation and Texas Public Policy.

COMPLETING THE ASSIGNMENT:

These are the instructions for completing the assignment:

The assignment needs to be at least three full pages long but no more than five full pages long, not including cover-page, and work cited page.

The assignment needs to be double-spaced, Times New Roman 12 font, have one-inch margins on the top, bottom, left, and right.

Make sure to check your spelling and grammar.

The assignment needs to be written in 3rd No you or I!

The assignment MUST BE A RESEARCHED, AND HAVE AT LEAST 4 ACADEMIC SOURCES! YOU CANNOT USE WIKIPEDIA, IF A STUDENT USES WIKIPEDIA THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES FOR DOING SO!

THE GRADE:

THE GRADE WILL BE DIVIDED INTO THREE PARTS.

THE STUDENT WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A TOPIC, AND A LIST OF RESOURCES FOR 20% OF THE GRADE

THE STUDENT WILL PRESENT A ROUGH DRAFT, AT LEAST 50% OF THE WAY DONE FOR 30% OF THE GRADE.

THE STUDENT WILL SUBMIT THE FINAL PAPER, BY THE DEADLINE, FOR THE REMAINING 50%

ASSIGNMENT OUTLINE:

When completing this assignment, divide the essay into three parts: the introduction, the body of the essay, and a conclusion. Remember, this is a 3-5 page research paper, and it should be a critical analysis of the subject matter. Never use 1st or 2nd person in academic writing. The research paper should be structured as followed:

STEP ONE (INTRODUCTION) ½ – 1 page

Introduce the topic, general context and information, history, and relevance of this topic matter.

STEP TWO (BODY OF YOUR PAPER) 1-2 pages

This portion should be building an empirical and historical account. Students should compare and contrast both sides of the issue or topic. Identify context, data, facts, history, importance, necessity, and purpose as it relates to your subject.

STEP THREE (BODY OF YOUR PAPER) 1-2 pages

This is where the student will determine which policy preference/s is/are the best approach. Students are expected to present factual evidence, a genuine, original, and independent thought and idea, and support it with facts, data, and sound judgment. (REMEMBER NO 1ST OR 2ND PERSON IN ACADEMIC WRITING)

STEP FOUR (CONCLUSION) ½ – 1 page

This should be a wrap up of everything said about the assignment topic. Conclude with a summation, outcomes, new questions that were uncovered, etc.

50% OF THE GRADE (FINAL COPY)

This should have the completed, final copy submitted for a grade. This will complete the assignment, and will count for 50% of the grade of the assignment. The final grade is a composed of three grades throughout the semester.

Signature Assignment 20% of the entire course grade.

Abstract and Work Cited- 25%

Rough Draft- 25%

Final Draft- 50%

If you only complete one of the three portions, you will only be able to receive that % towards the final Assignment Grade.

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