POL 201 Week 5 Writing the Final Paper
The primary goal of your last assignment is to critically analyze the primary features of the American national government. The results of your analysis will indicate what you have learned over the last five weeks. In order to accomplish this task, it is important to critically evaluate the key facets of our American democracy.
You have been preparing for this final assignment each week by constructing a detailed outline of the Final Paper’s main points through the weekly Learning Activities. In addition, you have read the course text and course readings, reviewed videos, and researched additional material for each week’s assignments and for this paper. This week, you will put all of those outlines, readings, reviews, and research together into a one summative paper.
As we wrap up our course, reflect back on what you have learned about the key structures, systems, roles, and processes that embody our national government. Focus on the strengths and weaknesses, advantages and disadvantages, and positive and negative impacts of these aspects of our democracy. Use what you have learned so far to evaluate our national government and recommend ways to enhance what works and repair what is not working well.
Construct a six-page paper based on the detailed outlines that you created over the last four weeks. Scaffold your paper around the following outline:
2.Introduction (half page):
a.Describe the paper’s overall thesis.
b.Provide an overview of main points.
3.The Constitution (1-1.5 pages) (Week 1):
a.Describe one strength and one weakness of the U.S. Constitution.
b.Recommend one option to maintain the strength and one to correct the weakness.
4.Federalism (1-1.5 pages) (Week 2):
a.Describe one advantage and one disadvantage of a national policy that must be implemented by one agency of the federal bureaucracy.