In addition to the tests, there will be one researched paper on a domestic, economic,
foreign, or military policy that needs to be changed. Public policy changes often will
result in new legislation by the Congress or rules and regulations from the bureaucracy.
o This paper will count the same as a test.
o Be sure to follow this format and structure!
? Do not recycle an award-winning English paper unless you want a poor
grade or you reformat it to this structure.
o Your paper should have the following four labeled level 1 headings with
additional level 2 headings as shown below:
? Introduction (level 1 heading)
Include a short explanation of the policy/issue.
Include any definitions needed.
(usually 1or 2 paragraphs)
Includes a Statement of the Problem at the end of the
introductory paragraph in BOLD.
o A concise description of the problem.
o Not an issue but a problem that can be solved.
o These problems should be for a government to solve and
not for an individual or court to work out.
o Do not show solutions as part of the problem statement.
o Usually 1 sentencemore than 2 sentences is wrong.
? History or Background of the issue (level 1 heading)
How we got to where we are today.
(usually 1 to 3 pages)
? Possible Choices that could be made (level 1 heading)
Discuss the results that adopting each choice could produce in a
new paragraph starting each choice with a level 2 heading that
labels the choice.
o Think of your choices as you would think of a restaurant
menu: There are some items that you like; there are some
you would never ever order but someone else might like;
there are some items that are too expensive; there are some
items that taste better than others; there are some items
that have too many calories and some that may not have
enough . List as many choices that you can think of that
are worth discussing.
o You may not like a choice but it should still be shown and
o One choice might be no change at all to the present policy.
Discuss what good or bad happens if we do that?
o Most proposals should have at least three choices including
no change. For example, keeping or abolishing the
death penalty is not generally a good topic as most writers
only develop two choices (keep it or abolish it).
o Do not list three or four choices and then recommend that
the government adopt them all. These are not really
choices if the proposal is to adopt all of your
o If you have one paragraph labeled Pros and one
paragraph labels Cons then you did not get this section
(usually 1 to 3 pages)
? Conclusion (level 1 heading)
include your recommended outcome(s) or action(s)
(usually 1 paragraph)
o The paper must have at least five pages of content
? Do not count title page, abstract page, or references page. Also, do not
count pictures, graphs, etc. (No a picture is not worth a thousand words.)
? Adequate in-text parenthetical citations are expected.
? These citations must be as listed in the References.
? The paper should be free of grammatical and spelling errors.
o Be sure to have a:
? Title page (include an authors note with the course number and section)
? Abstract page (remember key words at the bottom)**********
? References page
o At least five sources are needed for references.**********
o Use APA format.
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Image transcription text Consider the market for mountain bikes. The following graph shows the demand and supply for mountain bikes before the government imposes any taxes First, use the black point (plus symbol) to indicate the equilibrium price and quantity of...