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SUBMISSION 2. Library Research. THREE SECTIONS. Introduction to social problem Background/history/current policy In-depth presentation of the sides. INTRODUCTION (Sec 1) (approximately 3 pages). Interesting Introduction Social problem Statistics Importance Definitions (as needed)

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submission 2

SUBMISSION 2

Library Research

three sections
THREE SECTIONS
  • Introduction to social problem
  • Background/history/current policy
  • In-depth presentation of the sides
introduction sec 1 approximately 3 pages
INTRODUCTION (Sec 1)(approximately 3 pages)
  • Interesting Introduction
  • Social problem
    • Statistics
    • Importance
  • Definitions (as needed)
  • Brief overview of the controversy (no more than 2 paragraphs)
introduction social problem sec 1
INTRODUCTION: SOCIAL PROBLEM (Sec 1)
  • The social problem that underlies your controversy
  • Statistics for the problem, describing the scope
    • Demonstrate that this is a problem
    • Targets
  • Why it is important that the problem is solved

Watch out for bias

introduction definitions
INTRODUCTION : Definitions
  • The Current controversial policy (these are the laws that are currently in place)
  • Important words in topic sentence
  • Relevant law(s), guidelines, etc. (put the text in your appendix)
introduction identification of the sides
INTRODUCTION: Identification of the sides
  • Identify the Real political actors involved
  • Identify the issues that shape the debate
  • Identify the values central to each side
introduction sec 1
INTRODUCTION (Sec 1)
  • After Reading your introduction, the reader should:
    • Understand why this is a political controversy
    • Understand who is affected by this problem
    • Understand why this problem needs to be solved
    • Understand the major political actors and what they want
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Your introduction should scare the reader by convincing him/her that the fate of the world depends on solving this problem
background history sec 2 approximately 4 5 pages
BACKGROUND/HISTORY (Sec 2)(Approximately 4-5 pages)
  • Goal: historical context to understand current controversy- clearly identify the unit of government analysis.
  • Focus: controversy, not subject generally
  • Starting place: your choice, after research (it should be far back enough to describe the modern dilemma)
  • Ending point: Most recent events
background cont
BACKGROUND cont.
  • Narrate the History of Government Action
  • Include:
    • Pivotal events- e.g. the first legislation
    • Important court cases (if applicable)
    • Proposals, laws, etc.- previous attempts to solve the problem
    • Important people- real actors who have made a difference
  • Chronological order
  • Varied sources- avoid the cut and paste from CQ!
background history
BACKGROUND/HISTORY
  • At the End of this section, the reader should:
    • Know the policy attempts at solving the social policy
    • Know the deficiencies with the current policy
    • Know the current policy: As of March 2012, what is the current policy.
in depth presentation of each side stakeholders and values
IN-DEPTH PRESENTATION OF EACH SIDE: Stakeholders and Values
  • Approximately 4-5 pages per Position
  • General parties to the controversy
    • Comprehensive information
  • Specific parties to the controversy
    • Comprehensive information
    • WHAT DO THEY VALUE?
in depth presenation of each side issues and arguments
IN-DEPTH PRESENATION OF EACH SIDE, Issues and Arguments.
  • Clearly identify Issues for Both sides (minimum 3 for each side)
  • Specific Arguments for each side’s issue
  • Evidence supporting each argument, such as:
    • Case studies
    • Statistical evidence
    • Expert testimony
    • Court cases
in depth presentation of each side plans
IN-DEPTH PRESENTATION OF EACH SIDE: Plans.
  • Thorough discussion of plans
    • What are the legitimate ways that the stakeholders are trying to influence government
    • Be specific here and back it up with data
mechanics
MECHANICS
  • Approximately 15-20 pages long
  • Works Cited
  • Appendix(ces)
  • Correct MLA form throughout
  • Style
    • In accordance with Capstone guidelines
    • Polished, proofed
  • DUE: in class March 9th
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