California Political Science Essay
Final Essay Question
California has a unique Hybrid Democracy in that its people elect legislators, it has plural executives, and through the initiative process participates in Direct Democracy.
Citing heavily from the course lecture videos, explain in detail what constitutes a Hybrid Democracy citing examples of it in action, examine the impact it has on each branch of government, and why you think it is either good or bad for governing California.
Final Essay Instructions
Length-6 pages double spaced-1-inch margins top and bottom
Im looking for a thorough examination of the subject matter.
State your contention in the opening paragraph clearly.
The remainder of the essay should prove irrefutably that your contention is correct.
Remember to cite sources from the course to substantiate your contentions. Six pages of your opinion is not an academically sound essay. Six pages of your opinion that has citations from our course material proving your opinion is sound does make for a good essay. The more citations from a wide variety of our course material the better the grade.
You MUST use ONLY sources utilized from this course. Text, readings, documentaries, lecture videos etc. Regardless of what youve learned in other courses and life experiences the purpose here is to demonstrate your command of the material we cover in OUR course. Use many examples from as many of our sources as possible. Dont rely on examples solely from the text for example.
Potential sources to draw from include:
Professor Cris Video Lectures
Grammar, spelling and syntax are important. Although I wont specifically down grade your essay based on grammatical errors, if I cant figure out what you are trying to argue because the essay is poorly written it will affect your grade. Find someone to proof your essay. Dont rely solely on spell and grammar check software. An extra set of eyes at a minimum will cut down on typographical errors.
So, to recap Im looking for:
1. Demonstration of knowledge of the material
2. Quality of writing
3. Quantity of examples to prove your contentions
4. Variety of sources examples are drawn from (though primarily the lectures) to prove your contentions