Hanas Economic, Social and Political Underdevelopment. Three important phases: historical, contemporary, solutions for the future

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Ghanas Economic, Social and Political Underdevelopment. Three important phases: historical, contemporary, solutions for the future.




Topic  General

As you research your topic, remember that your paper must include the following:

· guiding research questions that are the focus of your project

· specific details to support your thesis and conclusion

· you should connect your research and conclusions with well established studies and the works of various credible researchers in the fields of political science and sociology



Topic -Specific

· general information about the country -location, neighbors, population make-up, ethnic groups, religions, history

· plaguing problems for the country from a western & local perspectives

· economic underdevelopment?  causes & examples -level of economic development & industrialization, income distribution, taxation, land ownership

· social underdevelopment?  causes & examples -level of education, literacy rates, life expectancy

· political underdevelopment?  causes & examples -suffrage, media, public political participation

· government role in all of the above

· citizen role in all of the above

· correlations between the social, economic and political situations

· role of religion, women, ethnic pluralism, urbanization, army?

· role of history in shaping the current situation/future possibilities

· various tried, suggested approaches/methods for change













Organization of the paper

1. Title that indicates the questions that you are answering.

2. The research you do is written in paragraph form  5-7 pages, rules of APA for margins, type size and format. The number of pages is for text only!! ALL lists of citations, bibliographies and pictures are in addition to the 5-7 pages.

3. Any pictures or graphs etc. MUST be put at the end of the paper.

4. Times New Roman 12 font ONLY !!!!!

5. The introduction provides an over-all focus to your research writing; the

introduction includes the time frame, background, major points, and a clear, well developed thesis. This is usually 15% of your paper (approximately).

6. The body of research provides proof for your thesis and evaluates the topic and subtopics. Body paragraphs also include analysis from established sources. This is NOT an opinion piece.

7. The conclusion recaps the major points of the research and ends in a

generalization of your thesis statement. This is usually 15% of your paper.

8. the paper must contain parenthetical references. Each cited source must have at least one corresponding notation. These must be properly cited according to APA format.

9. The credits section, entitled Works Cited,follows the APA format;

this includes all research and quoted materials within the written work. DO NOT list a source that you have not cited from in the text of your paper.



Sources for the paper

1. Major ideas are developed fully and supported with relevant information from a minimum of four (4) sources:

· your sources should be a mix of government, (Local, US, UN) and non-government sources (Red Cross, Religious Groups, Charities).

· CHECK the WEBLIOGRAPHY to start to reads general information about your selected country  DO NOT FORGET to check the official and non-official websites of your country

· Your text book and general encyclopedias or reference books are not acceptable sources.

· ALL PAPERS will be submitted to turnitin.com to check for plagiarism and to insure an approximate 80% original content

· Any paper that is less than 80% original content will fail



Clarity of Expression

1. Writing flows smoothly from one idea to another (transitions).

2. Ideas are clearly expressed (sentence structure).

3. Mechanics are correctly implemented:

· spelling, punctuation, capitalization

· diction (slang and colloquialisms omitted)

· proper citation of sources (APA format required)

· proper grammar usage

third person point of view used exclusively no use of  I (unless your direct quote indicates otherwise)