Re the British and Canadian political systems similar? Why or why not? (ARGUMENTATIVE RESEARCH ESSAY)
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Class: Comparative Politics 220
ARGUMENTATIVE RESEARCH ESSAY
TOPIC: Are the British and Canadian political systems similar? Why or why not?
General Guideline on What to Do
a? The paper will mainly contain three parts: a clear argument or thesis, strong analysis supported by evidence, and forceful conclusion.
a? An argument requires two elements: a clear position on the subject matter and the supporting evidence (factors) that substantiates the claim.
I? First, students will take a position on the subject. For example, if they choose topic #1 (i.e. is the parliamentary system of government more efficient and democratic than the presidential system of government?), they can state if a parliamentary system is more efficient and democratic (or less efficient and democratic).
I? Second, they will list few factors (two or more) they are planning to use in explaining their argument.
a? In subsequent paragraphs, they will explain these factors and demonstrate how they are related to their main argument.
a? If students are working on an idea or a topic and feel that it has strengths and weaknesses both, they will still take a position (either the strengths or weaknesses only, but not both) and substantiate it throughout the paper. However, they can acknowledge the opposite viewpoint briefly in a paragraph or so before the concluding part.
a? In the conclusion, students will briefly summarize their findings and reinforce their position. At this point, they may include some relevant suggestions or recommendations to make their argument more appealing.
Length of Paper
a? The paper will be about 1500 words (5-6 pages double spaced) long, no more, excluding the cover page and list of references ( or Works Cited). Include the word count at the end of your concluding paragraph. Students will be concise and to the point. They will include what is relevant to their main argument and leave out the unnecessary detail or background. (Note: The essence of writing a good paper is knowing not just what to include but what to leave out.)
Format and Style
a? Students will follow the proper writing guidelines of the University. They will use APA (American Psychological Association) style of reference in writing their papers.
a? Students will write their paper with proper sentence structure so that the ideas expressed are clearly understood. They will not use any value laden or normative expressions such as We all know(feel, hope, believe, think, etc.), or conclude their paper with a judgmental overtone, such as We are certainor Absolutely wrong/rightor We will overcome.
References and Citing Sources
a? The paper will include at least 10-15 major sources drawn mainly from scholarly books and at least 1 must be from journal articles. Internet sources and textbook can be used but cannot be counted as major sources. While plenty of information is available on the internet, most of them are not reliable and cannot be accepted. They will use reliable search engines such as google scholar and academic search premier on the net to find relevant information on their essay topic.
a? When students use any reliable website for reference purposes, they will provide a brief citation within the text and include the URL and the date of visit to the web site in the reference section. No Wikipedia citations please!
a? Students will include at least 20 citations from at least 8 scholarly references in their paper.
a? Whenever students use and/or copy the ideas or opinions written/expressed by others, they will include proper references.
a? Students will document their assertions with specific references by using in text (parenthetical) citations.
a? They will avoid using too many direct quotations.
a? If they use any website for reference, they will provide a brief citation within the text and include the URL and the date of visit to the website in the reference section. No Wikipedia citations please!