Texas Picture Voter ID law Personal Responsibility Paper

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Texas Picture Voter ID law Personal Responsibility Paper

Personal Responsibility Paper Assignment: The Texas Picture Voter ID Law
A core component of a well-functioning democratic society is having leaders who will be bound by ethical decision making.  Your task for this paper is to discuss and evaluate Texas’ Voter Picture ID law.  Should the state of Texas officials continue to support the Picture Voter ID law?
Within your paper—and also keeping in mind and evaluating the ethical merits of this decision—you should address the arguments in support of—and opposition to—this decision.  What evidence is there that lends credence to each side of the argument?  Finally, this decision has political implications.  What were those implications, and also how do those realities enhance your understanding of how politics works?  You must draw a conclusion and justify your position.

Paper Guidelines

Minimum of 1,000 words
Minimum of 3-5 sources
For each of your sources that you select, you should carefully incorporate the CLUES method to evaluate your information and assess your sources’ reliability in constructing your arguments:

1.       Firstly, consider the source and its author
2.       Secondly, lay out the argument, values and assumptions of the author
3.       Thirdly, uncover the evidence, which should be based upon empirical evidence and/or sound,  logical reasoning
4.       Fourthly, evaluate the author’s conclusion
5.       Finally, sort out the political implications, i.e., how does the source enhance your understanding of politics?


Paper must conform to the APA style format.
Paper must be typed.
You will need:
Title Page: Your title page should include: Your Title, Your Name, College Name, and the Current Semester and Year.  See the attached example.
Brief introduction:  Your introductory paragraph should briefly map for the reader and include at least:  Your thesis statement, the history of the subject, the arguments and the related supporting evidence you plan to discuss, the methodology in which you found empirical evidence supporting or opposing your contention, and then touch on the overall results of your research on the topic.

Main Body: The Main Body of the paper will lay out in greater detail what was mentioned in your discussion.  This is where you will further explain your position on the topic and present your empirical evidence supporting or opposing your argument.  Be sure to signpost to your thesis statement regarding your research findings.

Conclusion:  Your Conclusion should discuss your findings and also the supporting evidence regarding your research topic and your thesis statement.  Again, this section is a brief recap of the body of the paper similar to your introductory paragraph.  This section should tie together the entirety of the main body for the reader.

Works Cited Page(s): Your works Cited page will include EVERY source you used in your research paper.  This will also follow APA formatting.  REMEMBER, the library database section has the ability to construct a working bibliography as you pull sources AND also you can build a working sources database in APA format in Microsoft Word.  See attached Works Cited example