week assignment II | Economics Write


POL 201 Assignment Guide

There is a written assignment in weeks 2-5 of the course. Each assignment builds

toward the Week 5 Final Research paper. After you receive feedback in Weeks 2, 3,

and 4, use it (and any additional research) to construct your Week 5 Final Research

paper. In the sections following, you will see specific guides for each week of the

course to help you understand each part of the overall process.

It is important to understand the overall purpose of the final paper before beginning your

assignment in Week 2, 3, and 4, as we will build towards your final paper. The first part

will involve selecting your topic and finding your research in the Week 2 Discussion and

the Week 2 Annotated Bibliography Assignment. The second part will focus on

establishing a thesis statement and developing a detailed outline in the Week 3 Outline

Assignment. In Week 4, you will develop a rough draft of your paper and send it to the

University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center for feedback. In Week 5, you will

combine all of the parts and the feedback you have received to develop your Final

Paper.

Week 5 Final Paper

The primary goal of your final assignment is to critically analyze the specific policy you

will choose that focuses on aspects of the American national government.

Each week, you will prepare for the final assignment by constructing an Annotated

Bibliography (Week 2) and a detailed outline of the Final Paper’s main points (Week 3).

In these assignments, you will focus on the policy you choose and find research to

support your ideas relating to these four areas:

• Historical and constitutional basis for the American Government’s structure

• The system of checks and balances

• The various roles (i.e., public opinion, media, special interest groups, etc.)

concerning public policy and elections

• The voting system and election process.

.

Your paper will evaluate a specific policy of our national government and recommend

ways to enhance what works and repair what is not working well. It is important that

your Final Paper utilizes your previous research and assignments, including the

feedback that you will receive from the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing

Center in Week 4.

The Final Paper should utilize the POL 201 Final Paper template and be at least six

pages in length (not including title page and references) and based on your previously

submitted assignments. It is important to utilize APA Style Elements headings for major

sections of your paper in order to ensure that the paper is easy to follow. A model

POL201 Final Paper Guide is provided for you to download and utilize when completing

your Final Paper.

Scaffold your paper around the following outline:

• Title page (see Introduction to APA)

• Introduction (half page) (see Introductions & Conclusions)

o Describe the paper’s overall thesis.

o Provide an overview of main points.

• First Main Point (one to one and a half pages) describes the historical and

Constitutional basis of American government’s structure and how this

relates to the policy.

o Describe the main point.

o Support the main point with research.

• Second Main Point (one to one and a half pages) explains how the policy

is involved within the process of checks and balances.

o Describe the main point.

o Support the main point with research.

• Third Main Point (one to one and a half pages) describes how the policy

relates to public policy and elections and how the policy is portrayed by

the media.

o Describe the main point.

o Support the main point with research.

• Fourth Main Point (one to one and a half pages) explains how the policy

impacts voting and the election process.

o Describe the main point.

o Support the main point with research.

• Conclusion (see Introductions & Conclusions)

o Review your main points.

o Review your overall thesis.

• References page (see Formatting Your References List)

The Final Paper Assignment

• Must be at least six double-spaced pages in length (not including title and

references pages) and formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the

Writing Center.

• Must include a separate title page with the following:

o Title of paper

o Student’s name

o Course name and number

o Instructor’s name

o Date submitted

• Must use at least eight scholarly sources in addition to the course text. A

minimum of five of the resources must be from peer-reviewed scholarly

sources from the University of Arizona Global Campus Library.

o The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources table

offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have

questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this

assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the

final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a

particular assignment.

• Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.

• Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to

APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.

Now that you understand what the Final Paper will focus on, let’s focus on the different

parts of the assignment that will help you to research and develop a strong final paper.

Part I: Week Two – Annotated Bibliography

In Week Two, you will begin the process of developing your final paper. The first part of

this process will be to determine your topic in the Week 2 discussion forum using the list

of potential topics.

The next step will be to start the research process through your Week Two assignment,

which focuses on the Annotated Bibliography.

Utilizing the Week 2 Annotated Bibliography Worksheet, you will complete the following:

A. Discuss and develop the topic/policy you will focus on for this

assignment. Policy suggestions can be found in the Week Two

Question and Policy Resource and are also addressed in the

Week 2 Discussion.

B. Annotated Bibliography of sources

1. Identify four peer-reviewed scholarly sources obtained

through AU Library Databases to support the four main

points of your final research paper, AND briefly explain what

the sources are about.

2. Detail how and why those sources are important to the point

you will be making.

Model Annotated Bibliography Example: The library provides an example of what an

APA formatted Annotated Bibliography should look like.

Part II: Week 3 Final Paper Outline Assignment

The next step in the development of your Final Paper is developing an outline and a

thesis statement.

You will scaffold your paper around the following outline that is provided for you in the

Week 3 Outline Worksheet.

• Title page

• Introduction (half page)

o Describe the paper’s overall thesis.

o Provide an overview of main points.

• First Main Point (1 to 1.5 pages) describes the historical and Constitutional

basis of American Government’s structure and how this relates to the

policy.

o Description of the main point.

o Research that supports the main point.

• Second Main Point (1 to 1.5 pages) explains how the policy is involved

within the process of checks and balances.

o Description of the main point.

o Research that supports the main point.

• Third Main Point (1 to 1.5 pages) describes how the policy relates to

public policy and elections and how the policy is portrayed by the media.

o Description of the main point.

o Research that supports the main point.

• Fourth Main Point (1 to 1.5 pages) explains how the policy impacts voting

and the election process.

o Description of the main point.

o Research that supports the main point.

• Conclusion

o Review your main points.

o Review your overall thesis.

• References page

At least 4 of your sources must be peer-reviewed scholarly sources obtained through

the University of Arizona Global Campus Library database (completed in your Week 2

Annotated Bibliography). The additional 2 sources for this assignment do not have to

be from the University of Arizona Global Campus Library, but should be reliable,

verifiable, and as free of bias as possible.

Part III: Week 4 Final Paper Draft Assignment

Utilizing your work on your Weeks 2 and 3 Assignments, you will develop a draft of your

Final Research Paper, that you will submit to the University of Arizona Global Campus

Writing Center Paper Review for feedback.

Instructions: Review the Final Paper Assignment instructions for the full requirements.

Be sure to download the POL 201 Final Paper Model, utilize any feedback provided by

your instructor, and use APA formatting throughout your draft. Your draft should be

complete with an introduction, thesis statement, full body paragraphs to support your

ideas, a conclusion, and a full reference list of at least eight resources as detailed in the

earlier assignment instructions.

Once your draft is complete, you will upload your paper into the University of Arizona

Global Campus’s Writing Center Paper Review area for feedback. Feedback is typically

returned in approximately 24 hours. You will need to have your draft complete by Day 7

(Monday) to have time to upload it to the Writing Center and receive feedback. You will

upload the feedback you received from the Writing Center into Waypoint to confirm

completion of your draft and feedback received, to earn the point for the assignment.

You may submit your Writing Center feedback up through Day 3 (Thursday) of Week 5

without a late penalty.

WE’VE HAD A GOOD SUCCESS RATE ON THIS ASSIGNMENT. PLACE THIS ORDER OR A SIMILAR ORDER AND GET AN AMAZING DISCOUNT