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POL 51 American Govat a Research Essay / 2012 Campaign Issue Paper

Format: The essay is to be between 5 and 6 pages in length, double spaced, 12 point font and no more than 1 inch margins. It is to be a fully developed essay, not an outline. The works cited / bibliography page does not count towards the 5 a 6 page requirement.
Deadlines: Students are required to submit a brief written / typed update on April 5 noting what their essay topic and thesis will be. The completed essay is due on May 10, 2012 and must be submitted as a hard copy (printed).
Grading: The essay will comprise 25% of your overall course grade. The essay grade will be determined based upon the rubrics outlined in the directions below. Late essays will be penalized. Failure to submit the completed essay will result in an a?INCa? for the course.
Drafts: Students are invited and encouraged to submit hard copies (printed) drafts for feedback reasonably before the deadline.
Background: Imagine you have the opportunity to work as an advisor on the 2012 presidential campaign for
a?Candidate Xa?. This is your opportunity to shape the future of America, and perhaps the world! But to do so, you have to research and prepare an issue paper explaining for the candidate what the most pressing matter facing the country is. You also have to provide strategies on how to succeed in fixing the issue.












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Directions:
What do you think is the most important domestic or foreign policy issue facing the USA today and which needs to be addressed in the 2012 presidential election? Some possible issues might be: war and peace; the economy; employment; taxes; pollution and the environment; civil rights; immigration; education; housing; health; etc.. You are not limited to these choices. If you are not sure if something is a suitable issue, ask!

Explain why and how this issue is important. Identify who is affected by it. Who benefits or is harmed by the way things currently are because of it? Who might benefit or be harmed by fixing the issue? Give specifics and actual data, not just opinions.

Explain some basic history of the issue as well as its most recent developments.

Is anyone currently doing anything about the issue? You must identify your specific US Congressman and research and explain if he or she has been doing anything to address the issue you picked. You must also identify at least one other person or group that is attempting to address the issue. Evaluate how well you think they are working toward addressing the issue. Use at least two more verifiable courses for this.

What steps would you personally recommend to improve the issue? Be specific! How would you achieve the following:
a) how would you publicize the importance of the issue to potential voters?
b) how would you refute your oppositionas criticism of your position?
c) who would you work with or need to work with to fix the issue?
d) and why would you pick those steps over others? Evaluate.

You should use at least 4 legitimate, verifiable sources.
The essay is to be your own original work. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. If you are not sure how to properly reference a source, ask Prof. Jordan. A good rule: a?when in doubt, cite!a?
STUDENTS MUST INCLUDE COPIES OF THEIR SOURCES, STAPLED TO THE BACK OF THEIR ESSAY.