Before you get started, review the research paper Module. In that section, I included 1. sample A papers to model, 2. a library resource message, 3. my PowerPoint presentation on writing this paper.
Research Paper: Due June 5th
Briefly define democracy (background) and evaluate one (thesis) of the items from the list below that you feel has the greatest impact on advancing democracy in the United States.
Civil War Amendments Due process protections Limited government
Gender Equality Interest groups Civil War
Right of Privacy voting & election 1st Amendment rights
Civil Rights Cases Bill of Rights Role of media and political parties
Political Socialization Public Opinion
Civil Liberties Cases Ideology Three branches of government
Bicameral Legislature Federalism Political formation (domestic/foreign)
Political Parties Bureaucracy Constitution
Considering your answer to the first question, explain your role in ensuring an effective democracy? (Conclusion)
The final paper consists of:
APA citation style
At least five sources from diverse formats (Textbook, Academic Search Premier, Ebsco host or pro quest)
Double spaced Times New Roman 12 font
Cover page & (reference page) not included in the total count
According to Sabia (2008) As policymakers explore alternative strategies to combat poverty among single mothers, one such policy that merits greater attention is the earned income tax credit (p.863).
Or Quotes must look like this:
As policymakers explore alternative strategies to combat poverty among single mothers, one such policy that merits greater attention is the earned income tax credit (Sabia, 2008, p.863).
Sabia, J. J. (2008). Minimum wages and the economic well-being of single mothers. Journal of Policy Analysis & Management, 27(4), 848-866.
APA Format Title page
1. Paper briefly and clearly defines democracy
2. Paper has a clear thesis that states the one concept that will be evaluated
Example: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the impact that _______ has had on advancing democracy in the US
3. The paper has clear topic sentences that address the components of the thesis
4. The paper has quotes that are properly cited in APA format
Example: exploretax credit (Sabia, 2008, p.863).
or According to Sabia (2008) As policymakers exploretax credit (p.863).
5. The paper has examples, supporting details, explanations, and analysis
6. The paper is written clearly and is free of grammatical errors
The paper has a clear conclusion that addresses their role in advancing democracy
Reference page ABC order (five sources are needed)
First-line not indented, subsequent lines are indented
Authors last name. and First initial.
(Year). of publication
Title of article in lower case.
Name of Journal italicized,
Volume number 27 issue number (4), like this 27 (4)
Page numbers 848-866.
References must look like this:
Sabia, J. J. (2008). Minimum wages and the economic well-being of single mothers. Journal Of Policy Analysis & Management, 27(4), 848-866.