Campaign Finance Reform

Writing Prompt 1- Campaign Finance Reform:

 

Campaign finance reform, and the influence of money in politics more generally, is a contentious, unresolved issue. Make an argument for either more or less government regulation of campaign financing. Be sure to include the following:

 

  • A summary of recent developments in campaign finance law in the United States, including acts of Congress and Supreme Court cases.
  • A clear explanation as to why there should be more/less regulation of campaign finance. Be specific.
  • An example of when a lack of regulation/too much regulation of campaign finance harmed American democracy.
  • Predictions for the future—what barriers do you expect will inhibit the changes you suggest from occurring?

Paper requirements

You must have a very clear thesis statement.

  • You must provide support for your thesis that is based on evidence (Legal, Empirical, Moral, Political)
  • You must use a minimum of two outside sources. You must use APSA/ APA  or MLA formatting in your   citations.

You will be required to use in-text citations as well as providing a works cited at the end of your essay.

*Any thought that is not your own, must be cited.

  • Your essay must be written in the format of a research paper which outlines a proposed policy.
  • You must use complete sentences and present coherent thoughts in your argument.
  • You must include a works cited
  • The essay must be 2 to 3 pages in length
  • Font size should be 12 point font
  • Font style should be Times New Roman
  • The essay must be double spaced

 

 

 

Points will be taken off for:

  • Sloppy presentation, unorganized writing, and incoherent thoughts.
  • Failure to answer all components of the writing prompt you choose to write about, and failing to follow style guidelines.
  • Writing in first person (My opinion, I think, I believe, etc).
  • Having grammatical errors, misspellings, incomplete sentences, and other errors.
  • Failure to use in-text citations and use proper APSA/ APA or MLA formatting.

 

 

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