Have to look at the final exam instruction.

Answer a question about “What Might David Reynolds or Ken Auletta Say About political parties US AND THE PRESS”
Have to look at the FINAL EXAM instruction. You will find the syllabus with the corresponding dates and readings.
Question 2 of the paper instruction is: November 15 READINGS ON THE SYLLABUS ONLY . ” Political PARTIES AND THE pRESS.
Answer only ” What Might David Reynolds or Ken Auletta Say about the president relationship with politcial parties and the media/press?

Essay describing at least three key attributes about the thinker; 3.

1. Weekly, you will do research on a Political Thinker as listed below. 2. Write a paragraph
essay describing at least three key attributes about the Thinker; 3. Write an APA style one-page
summary reflection essay assessing the Thinker’s statement in a minimum of 150 words and maximum
word limit of 500 words; 4. Show your sources; 4. Upload your Political Thought Essay in Blackboard in
the Political Thought Folder each Friday by 11:59 p.m. 25 points each.
This thinker will be:
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been
waiting for. We are the change
that we seek.
Barack Hussein Obama

What is important is that you take a position and effectively argue it.

Final Research paper instructions.
Pre-requisite is approved topic and completion of worksheet
Worth 20% of your grade.
The final paper (4 to 6 pages, excluding reference sheet) builds on the research paper worksheet and
comments that I provided you. The final paper should be organized with the following numbered
headings in bold:
I. Introduction: General orientation of paper
Paragraph 1: Provide a specific description of your research area. In this first paragraph,
state your research question (which was previously approved).
Paragraph 2: Indicate a clear thesis statement of your argument (ie. Your position on the
issue). You are not graded for the position you take. What is important is that you take a
position and effectively argue it. Describe a road map for the paper (ie. the order of your
discussion). Describe generally what arguments you will present in the body of the paper.
II. Political and Social Context for issue
Briefly describe the political and social context surrounding your specific law and society
issue or controversy. Who are the main political and societal actors involved and what are
their positions on the issue? Discuss how the issue has been handled socially and legally up
to this point.
III.Critique
In this section, describe at least 2 arguments in favor of your thesis statement,
counterarguments, and critiques of those arguments. This should be the most detailed part of
your paper and the majority of your paper should be devoted to this part
For each issue or sub-issue:
A. Brief title of first argument
*Present one argument in favor of your position on one issue related to your topic
-Present the counterarguments
-Critique those counter arguments
B. Brief title of second argument
*Present a second argument in favor of your position on a 2nd issue related to your topic
Present the counterarguments
Critique those counter arguments
IV.Conclusion
Argue your position in a brief conclusion.
Reference citation within your paper:
When you use other people’s ideas cite (author, year) in the body of your paper.
If you use a direct quotation cite (author, year: page #’s).
**Do not use lengthy quotations in your paper.
Reference sheet:
Your paper must have a separate reference sheet which includes a list of 15 academic sources (10 from
the previous worksheet and 5 more) in a separate list labeled “Academic articles.” Each source should be
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numbered in alphabetical order of the author’s last names. The format should follow the exact format
found in the worksheet.
Below the academic sources, you should include 5 non-academic sources in a separate list labeled “Non
academic articles.” Each source in this second list should be numbered and alphabetized by the author’s
last name. The format should be similar to that of the academic sources.
***When searching on the UH library website, sources have the symbol – “ – next to them. Click on this
and then click Chicago Style (17th edition). For your final list, be sure to indent lines appearing after the
first line as follows:
Book example:
#. Haggard, Stephan, and Robert R. Kaufman. Backsliding : Democratic Regress in the
Contemporary World . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021.
Journal example:
#. Iaryczower, Matias, Pablo T Spiller, and Mariano Tommasi. “Judicial Independence in
Unstable Environments, Argentina 1935-1998.” American Journal of Political
Science 46, no. 4 (2002): 699–716. https://doi.org/10.2307/3088428.
Non-academic sources: Use the same UH Library search “ link and use format for Chicago Style (17th
edition).List below the number such that the author’s last name is flush with the margin (one point for
each citation/source/formatting)]
You can (and I encourage you to) use the Lippman book, Just Mercy, and sources from the course, but
these are not part of your required sources. These in class sources do not need to be put in the reference
sheet, but in the body of your paper you can refer to them as (Lippman 2021: #page numbers).
*See worksheet for further information on finding sources.
Point distribution for research paper: Total of 20 points
Overall arguments, presentation and persuasiveness:
(10 points)
Points deducted for:
-Not following instructions (ie. did not have two paragraphs or research question, did not have
road map or substantive section titles described above.
-Excessive quotation or use of just a few sources in the argument
-Failure to cite work of others
High grades for:
-Creative arguments
-Well organized and thought out paper
-Each sentence has a purpose, not just filler.
Writing, grammar, proofreading: I take good writing and presentation very seriously. I will mark down
significantly for non-polished or rushed work.
(5 points)
Points deducted for:
-Lack of proofreading
-Poor grammar
-Wordy sentences
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Use and formatting of sources/citations: (5 points)
Points deducted for:
-Failure to have 15 academic sources
-Failure to have 5 additional non-academic sources
-Format is not exactly followed

Word limit of 500 words; 4.

1. Weekly, you will do research on a Political Thinker as listed below. 2. Write a paragraph
essay describing at least three key attributes about the Thinker; 3. Write an APA style one-page
summary reflection essay assessing the Thinker’s statement in a minimum of 150 words and maximum
word limit of 500 words; 4. Show your sources; 4. Upload your Political Thought Essay in Blackboard in
the Political Thought Folder each Friday by 11:59 p.m. 25 points each.
This thinker will be:
The Negro does not want love. He wants justice…I believe it would be better for negro’s soul to be
seared with hate than dwarfed by self-abatement. E. Franklin Frazier

PROMPT: Explain John Rawls’ theory of justice. What is he trying to achieve? In

PROMPT:
Explain John Rawls’ theory of justice. What is he trying to achieve? In what ways is he drawing on political theories of the past? What are the key steps in his argument? Be sure to use key terms! What does he think people will agree on and why? What is the ultimate goal of his theory?
INSTRUCTIONS:
This essay needs to be a minimum of 750 words. You must use quotes, but no more than two very short quotes. Be direct and concise in your answers.
READING: (NO OUTSIDE SOURCES ALLOWED: ONLY THE ONE I HAVE PROVIDED BELOW)
John Rawls, A Theory of Justice, pp. 685-708
***READING CAN BE FOUND IN THE PDF I HAVE ATTACHED)

For this mini-assignment, I’d like you to write a 500 word post about your predi

For this mini-assignment, I’d like you to write a 500 word post about your predictions for the upcoming midterm elections. You can decide which aspect of the election you address as long as it relates to Congress.
A few questions you might consider include:
What policy issues will be important in the 2022 Congressional elections? Ukraine? Inflation? Immigration? Something else?
Where will Republicans succeed in winning seats currently held by Democrats?
Where might Democrats succeed in winning seats currently held by Republicans?
Which party do you predict will win the majority of seats in the U.S. House?
Which party do you predict will win the majority of seats in the U.S. Senate?
How might President Biden’s popularity or unpopularity impact races for Congress?
Pick a specific race in the House or Senate and discuss who you think will win.

The memorandum should be a comprehensive summary of the key aspects of the paper

The memorandum should be a comprehensive summary of the key aspects of the paper and it
should be entirely in your own words (it will be run through a plagiarism checker). I highly
encourage you to begin reading the article in advance because if something is confusing or
unclear, you are welcome to come by my office hours on Wednesday to chat about it!
Here are the areas you need to cover and I recommend splitting up the memo by these categories
so that you are sure to hit them all. You should include all of these sections (bolded) but you do
not necessarily need to answer all of the questions below – these are examples to give you a
starting point.
• The Big Question:
o What question is the author trying to answer? / What problem are they trying to
address?
• Theory/Argument:
o What do they think the answer is and how does their explanation work?
o Key question to keep in mind: what is the mechanism by which their theory
works? If the authors theory is that A+B=C, the mechanism is how they explain
why adding A to B results in C.
• Methods:
o What evidence are they examining to prove their argument?
o Is it an experiment? How does it work?
o Are they analyzing data? Where does it come from and what can it tell us?
o Are they observing something happening in the real world or trying to model it
with a sample population?
o You do not need to get into the nitty-gritty details of the statistical models
• Findings:
o Usually found in the “results” section.
o What is the outcome of their research?
o How big is the effect?
• Implications:
o If they are correct, why is does it matter?
o How does it help us understand Congress?
o What does it say about our institutions/government?
• Strengths and Weaknesses:
o What are some limitations to their study?
o What did you find most compelling?
o Is there something they could have done to make it better?
• Connections:
o How does this research relate to what we are discussing in class?
o Can you see an example of this phenomenon happing in the real world? e