5 – Page Research Paper – You will write a 5-page double-spaced paper on a current political topic of your choosing. This is not a current event or opinion paper . It is a research paper with strict MLA or APA requirements. Minimum 10 citations.
The topic must be and the following information must be clearly described in the paper:
1. How the issue is government related.
2. Explain the reason for and how the government regulates and controls the laws regarding the issue.
3. Identify the state, legal and governmental authorities (state, federal, or NGO) that regulate the issue.
4. How the laws or policy are passed. ( state, federal, global NGO body)
5. The impact on society – morally, ethically, physically, financially, socially, legally, and personally.
Examples of types of current topics. The U.K. leaving the EU is current. The war in the ME is current. The Supreme Court ruling on Texas abortion law. Environmental impact of building in flood plaines and current flooding in states is current. All of these are examples. Every student has issues they are passionate about so for me to limit the area of relevant government current issues or policies for research would be restrictive in my mind.
Please do not recycle an old history paper or some other paper from a previous class. That is an automatic F.
This is not an opinion paper. This is a research paper. You do not use the word “I” in a research paper.
Please note the requirements:
Cover page – Your name – Course name and section – date – title of paper – my name.
Cover page is not part of the paper.
Citation page(s) are not part of the paper.
Five pages on the topic – does not include cover page or reference page
Cover page – Your name – Course name and section – date – title of paper – professor name
Reference page – minimum 10 references – please reference proper citation requirements – APA or MLA.
Minimum – 2 websites – 2 peer review journals – 2 newspapers – 2 government sources, 2 other academic sources.
DO NOT cite 10 websites only. This is an automatic F. By this, I mean do not simply go to an organization’s website to obtain information.
DO NOT USE Wikipedia – Wikipedia is not a legitimate reference source.
All work must be properly cited throughout the paper. If you are not sure what this means, please see the writing lab for instructions or go to the following sites to check your formatting, spelling, grammar, plagiarism or context issues:
APA format please go to https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
MLA format please go to https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Before submitting any paper or current event, please run all papers through the Grammarly.com website to correct for grammar, spelling, plagiarism, or context issues or mistakes. It is free. Use any school email to set up your account. www.grammarly.com/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Most plagiarism is unintentional, so please run your paper through to be sure you have properly cited all your information.
5 pts. off if less than 5 pages.
5 pts off if more than 5 pages.
5 pts. off if citations are not properly in the paper
5 pts. off if citations are not properly cited on the reference page
5 pts. off if grammar and spelling is an issue.