Pick a Government Policy from the list in the paper instructions. Political Science 1 – American Government and Institutions Summer 2019 (Four Week Class) Term Paper Assignment/Information 1. Prepare a term paper pertaining to any policy issue and present competing arguments (pros/cons), as well as your own opinions, recommended policy improvements, and conclusion regarding the policy issue. You can focus on any policy issue; such as federalism, civil rights, civil liberties, interest groups, models of democracy, a court ruling, eminent domain, livable community issues, general plans, laws and regulations, a government program or project, or other policy issues. 4. Term paper format/requirements include the following: • Paper title with your name, topic/subject title, class name, and date. • Your term paper must have a minimum of 1,500 words (this would be approximately three pages if single spaced). • Be sure to include (label/write down) and address the following section headings in your term paper: 1. Introduction, 2. Background Information, 3. Analysis/Competing Arguments (pro/con), 4. Observations and Recommended Policy Changes, 5. Conclusion, and 6. References (identify a minimum of two different references [i.e. text book and other books, interview, web site, newspaper, survey, etc.]). The writing style is your choice. The term paper style is your decision. The section headings are required. • The term paper will be assessed and evaluated based on the following: 1. Content – completeness, and accuracy of the information presented; 2. Organization – the logic, order, and readability of the information; 3. Expression – the presence of a personal style and the ability to generate interest in the information; 4. Usage – the use of writing standards and conventions appropriate to the occasion (this includes spelling, punctuation, word use, grammar, etc.); and 5. Following Instructions – such as the minimum word count of 1,500 words, using the paper headings, etc.