Ow effective is the legislature at scrutinising the executive in the Uk
a?How effective is the legislature at scrutinising the executive in the UK?a?
Some advice on your coursework
There are a number of sources you can use in answering this question.
First, there is your textbook.
There are also 3 textbooks available as e-books. To access these go to then click on E-Resources and scroll down to Myilibrary, then Political Science, Political Institutions and public administration (Europe), and Great Britain, See All. You should see 7 ebooks. The three textbooks are: Bill Jones et al Politics UK; Ian Budge et al The New British Politics; and Mark Garnett, Exploring British Politics. By searching the text you can find passages in the text which are relevant to your coursework. Use the table of contents, the index, and the search facility to find relevant passages which you can use.
In addition, you must undertake your own research. Do not rely exclusively on internet sources. If you use an internet source be careful to use reputable and reliable sources, and be careful to distinguish between sources that are detached and objective (such as a textbook) and a?opinion piecesa? (comment and opinion).
Another source you can use is Moodle. For example in the Moodle Glossary there is an entry on backbench rebellions.
Two things that are very important are:
(i) Avoid plagiarism; you must use your own words. This means that if you quote directly from a source (nd you must not quote passages that are too long or quote too often) then the quotation must be put in inverted commas and the source properly referenced.
(ii) Any conclusions you come to must be supported by evidence and argument.
Remember that your essay must be submitted through TUTNITIN. This is a plagiarism-detection tool. It is best if you submit your essay on TurnItIn well in advance of the final submission date. This will allow you to see if TurnItIn detects plagiarism and allow you to re-submit in time. Do not, however, think that if TutnItIn does not detect plagiarism this means it is OK; it may be that a student plagiarises a source that is not in the TurnItIn database. In that case your teacher will detect the plagiarism. However, do not be afraid to use common phrases and expressions (e.g. a?backbench rebelliona?, a?three-line whipa?, a?executive dominancea?, a?party loyaltya?, etc). The use of such common phrases is not plagiarism (even if identified by TurnItIn as plagiarism they are not plagiarism).
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