Political Science 123
Dr. Robert Lane
Your grade will be based upon the following criteria:
December 12, 2007, 10:30 a.m.
deadline. Only e-mail the paper to
me if you cannot make it to class on that date. (Due to the inconvenience of
having to print out your paper, I will deduct 4 pts. from your paper.
You can slide
the paper under my office door (Brown 319). Do not leave the paper with the
Faculty Secretary. I grade these papers promptly, and if you wish to avoid
receiving an incomplete for the course grade, it’s important that I receive your
paper on time.***
Explicitly labeling each part of your paper.
Demonstrating a solid understanding of assigned readings, class lectures &
Using specific illustrative examples to support your analysis and arguments.
Consistently following instructions.
Writing in complete sentences, coherent paragraphs, and in your own words.
Using proper grammar, mechanics, spelling, and syntax.
Not using the second person pronoun “you”.
Typing the assignment, using 1.5 spacing.
I am unavailable for assisting you on this paper after
10:30 a.m., December 10, 2007
“Substantive Paragraph” means that you
need to write more than three sentences and clearly demonstrate that you put
forth sufficient time, effort, and thought in answering the question.
upon” a reading / article means you are expected to refer to something specific in
the article, as well as refer to the author by name. Your answer needs to be
engaged with and respond to the reading / article. If you include a direct
from one of the texts, identify the page number in parenthesis following the
quote. A direct quote should be used to enhance your discussion, not replace it.
1. [20 pts. / 5 pts. each]
of the following questions: [You need to clearly
demonstrate that you attentively viewed the films shown in class by referring to
something specific in the film.]
a) Drawing upon the
“Sixty Minutes segment on Crack Addict Moms”
, in a
substantive paragraph discuss to what extent you would support (or oppose) the
hospital’s policy requiring mandatory testing / treatment for these mothers.
b) Drawing upon the film
, in a substantive paragraph describe
two insights the film provides about the Vietnam War.
c) Drawing upon the film
“Fight Over School Choice”
, in a substantive paragraph
discuss to what extent you support (or oppose) the use of school vouchers to pay for
students who attend private religious schools.
d) Drawing upon the film
“Welfare to Work”
, in a substantive paragraph discuss the
two reforms that you would most support.
e) Drawing upon the film
“In A Dark Time”
, in a substantive paragraph discuss two
specific events that took place in 1968 that influenced the Presidential election of 1968.