OngressGun control issues between Republicans and Democrats
Research Topic is: Why and when did the controversy between Democrats and Republicans start? What are the differences between average members of the parties, with the issue of their various stances on gun control?
At one time, there was far more bipartisanship on gun control issues. Even Wayne LaPierre once advocated for stricter background checks.
One of the things you might find interesting by way of background is a
Frontline documentary done this year about the NRA, and how its scope and mission throughout the years has changed. I think you will find the changing stance of the NRA has worsened the divide between the parties on gun control issues.
Below is the URL for the documentary:
Use the Following General Outline to Structure Your Paper
i?? Describe the issue i?? what is it you are going to be analyzing/discussing? (LOOK ABOVE)
i?? Who are the key players in the issue? How did they come to be there? How did this issue rise to the top of an agenda to become an issue? This section is basically a brief history/background summary of your topic.
i?? How does this issue illustrate one of the key topics we have discussed/will discuss this semester?
i?? In this section, you will do your own analysis and bring in the analyses of others.
i?? Based on your research, what do you predict will be the outcome or long-term impact of this issue?
i?? Summarize what you wrote.
Finding, Selecting, and Reading Sources
Use at least 4 different source materials.
You will need to look at the following types of sources:
i??library catalog, periodical indexes, bibliographies, suggestions from your instructor
i??primary vs. secondary sources
i??journals, books, other documents
i??CITE SOURCES and Reference them with a reference page.
Writing the Introduction
In the introduction you will need to do the following things:
i??present relevant background or contextual material
i??define terms or concepts when necessary
i??explain the focus of the paper and your specific purpose
i??reveal your plan of organization
Writing the Body
i??Use your outline and prospectus as flexible guides
i??Build your essay around points you want to make (i.e., dont let your sources organize your paper)
i??Integrate your sources into your discussion
i??Summarize, analyze, explain, and evaluate published work rather than merely reporting it
i??Move up and down the Ladder of abstractionfrom generalization to varying levels of detail back to generalization
Writing the Conclusion
i??If the argument or point of your paper is complex, you may need to summarize the argument for your reader.
i??If prior to your conclusion you have not yet explained the significance of your findings or if you are proceeding inductively, use the end of your paper to add your points up, to explain their significance.
i??Move from a detailed to a general level of consideration that returns the topic to the context provided by the introduction.
i??Perhaps suggest what about this topic needs further research.