GOVT 329 Essay 2

Liberty GOVT 329 Essay 2 Answers

Topic: Original intent versus Judicial Activism in American Jurisprudence

• Overview: During Modules/Weeks 3 and 6, you will write a 3–4-page paper with 8–10 sources discussing various issues pertaining to the idea of American Exceptionalism.
• Module 3 Essay Content:
o The Module/Week 3 essay requires you to discuss America’s religious history and current religious/political landscape.
o Part 1: Discuss the key religious and philosophical influences of the Founding Father’s approach to government.
o Part 2: Explain how these influences—and their impacts upon American government—have contributed to ideas of American Exceptionalism.
• Module 6 Essay Content:
o The Module/Week 6 essay requires you to discuss the history and contours of the “original intent” vs. “judicial activism” debate in American jurisprudence.
o Part 1: Introduce and explain the key arguments supporting the “Original Intent” perspective and the argument for “Judicial Activism.”
o Part 2: Weigh the merits of both sides and provide an assessment of both based upon research and analysis.
• Page Length: 3–4 pages in addition to the title page, abstract page, and bibliography page
• Sources/Citations: 8–10 sources, combining course material and outside material, are required. Key ideas from the required reading must be incorporated.

90-100%
(A- to A+)

135-150 pts.
Length: 3–4 pages in addition to the title page, abstract page, and bibliography page.
Content: Provides a clear and thorough discussion of the topic, including a meaningful analysis of all sides of the argument.
Structure: Provides a clearly discernible structure of 3–4 key points/sections, augmented by a clearly written thesis statement. Transition statements are used from one key point to the next.
Sources/Citations: 8–10 sources are used, combining course material and outside material. Integrates key ideas from all sources. Most ideas are paraphrased and cited such that a seamless synthesis of ideas/information occurs. All sources listed in the bibliography are cited at least once.
Grammar: No grammatical errors are found.
Turabian: No Turabian errors are found.

80-89.9%
(B- to B+)

120-134 pts.
Length: 3–4 pages in addition to the title page, abstract page, and bibliography page
Content: For the most part, provides a clear and thorough discussion of the topic, including a meaningful analysis of all sides of the argument.
Structure: For the most part, provides a clearly discernible structure of 3–4 key points/sections in their paper, augmented by a clearly written thesis statement. Transition statements are used from one key point to the next.
Sources/Citations: 8–10 sources are used, combining course material and outside material. Students integrate key ideas from all sources. For the most part, ideas are paraphrased and cited such that a seamless synthesis of ideas/information occurs. All sources listed in the bibliography are cited at least once.
Grammar: Minimal grammatical errors are found.
Turabian: Minimal Turabian errors are found.
70-79.9%
(C- to C+)

105-119 pts.
Length: The paper is more than one-half page over or under the 3–4 page limit, not counting the title page, abstract page, and bibliography page.
Content: Overlooks at least one key point pertaining to the assigned topic.
Structure: There is no thesis statement or clearly discernible structure and flow to the paper. Little to no transition statements between relevant points are included.
Sources/Citations: Less than 8–10 sources are used, combining course material and outside material. Limited integration of key ideas from all sources. Overreliance on direct quotes rather than on paraphrasing ideas from sources, or failure to cite all of the sources listed in the bibliography.
Grammar: Numerous grammatical errors are found.
Turabian: Numerous Turabian errors are found.

0-69.9%
(D to F)

0-104 pts.
Length: The paper is more than 1 page over or under the 3-4 page limit, not counting the title page, abstract page, and bibliography page.
Content: All or most of the key points pertaining to the assigned topic are overlooked.
Structure: There is no thesis statement or clearly discernible structure and flow to the paper. No transition statements between relevant points are included.
Sources/Citations: Less than 5 sources are used, combining course material and outside material. There is a failure to integrate key ideas from sources in any meaningful way, and few to no citations are used to support assertions in the paper, and/or so many direct quotes are used such that most of the paper is from quoted material.
Plagiarism: Plagiarized work will result in a zero for the assignment and potentially the course.
Grammar: So many grammatical errors exist such that a clear reading of the assignment is severely limited.
Turabian: Little evidence exists that Turabian is used in any coherent way.

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