Describing the modern international politics as a “world in disarray” is a powerful statement. Disarray meaning that the world leaders and their decisions that are controlling the current political climate are a complete disorganized chaos. Even though there are some positive things going on all over the world, I believe that “a world in disarray” … Read more
The Federalists living in the dawn of the United States believed that a strong, centralized federal government with individual state governments subject to it was the best way for the new nation to be governed. The Anti-Federalists, though ceding that federal government is necessary, were fearful that it would encroach upon the state’s and individuals … Read more
How Can Fairy Tales Be Used to Understand Current Politics? Introduction When Marina Warner introduces fairy tale, she describes a map, a map contoured by the landscape of storytelling, whose peaks are populated by the giants Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, and a map whose terrain widens to include the stories to the east … Read more
“Why does my vote matter” is a question commonly asked every time we approach Election Day. In 2016, forty percent of the eligible voters in the United States did not show up to the polls on November 8th, because they believe that their vote does not matter. Little do they know that every single vote … Read more
On the 12th of June 2007, former Prime Minister Tony Blair gave a brief speech on ‘public life’, through the international news agency Reuters. Blair offered some retrospective insight into his time in government, and expressed succinct concerns on the changing nature of the relationship between British politics and the mainstream media. In this, Blair … Read more
Section A – Identification and Evaluation of Sources The purpose of this investigation is to answer the research question, “To what extent was Ronald Regan’s war on drugs a policy failure but a political success from 1981-90?” Two primary sources were used as the premises for analysis and evaluation. Source A: My Primary source for … Read more
Weeks out from the 2017 General Election the Labour Party was staring down the barrel of its most devastating defeat to date. The July 22-27 One News Colmar Brunton polls showed Labour at an all-time low of 24% in the party vote, whilst simultaneously, Labour Leader, Andrew Little was sitting at 6% in the preferred … Read more
Sir Wilfred Laurier was a man who not only cherished all parts of his country, but a man who wanted more than anything else to unify it. Nicknamed the “Great Conciliator”, Laurier approached everything with a fervent passion towards democracy. “If there is anything to which I have given my political life,” he said in … Read more
1. The 1973 Arab-Israeli War provides valuable insight into theater warfighting strategy and operational art, matters of particular relevance in today’s world of joint and combined operations.A study of this war is particularly relevant as it highlights the relationship between the strategic and operational levels of war. It clearly illustrates how political objectives influence grand … Read more
During the 1960s and 70s it is clear that Britain was faced by one key factor, post-war decline, this is argued as a result of Britain’s lack of membership in the EEC and a growing Europe. The Wilson and Heath governments both struggled immensely to tackle a declining Britain, causing a “Harder Christmas than we … Read more
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Détente is a term usually used to describe a particular moment in the relation between the United States, China, and Russia during the Cold War, a period of relaxation, where relations between countries were improved. “The period of détente can be characterized by a specific set of agreements across the ‘iron curtain’ or, less tangibly, … Read more
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Back when our ancestors came to these lands, there were millions, if not billions, of unexplored territory filled with open opportunities. But back then there were also, over tens of thousands if not more of thriving common and also unknown species of wildlife yet for them to discover. However, there is much regarding the Bureau of Land … Read more
CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION ‘Indeed, migration is as old as humanity itself.’ 1.1. Background And Aim Of The Study From the beginning of the Syrian civil war, 7.6 million people were internally displaced and 12.2 million people (5 million of which are children) are in need for humanitarian assistance (European Commission, 2015, p.1). Over 3.8 million … Read more
Introduction Social media is one of the most widespread constructs of the digital age, reaching all parts of the world and our lives, with Facebook having 1.6 billion daily users as of 2018 and that only accounts for 66% of all monthly users (statista.com). Meaning that 2.4 billion people use it on a monthly basis, … Read more
Before moving into the various ways that within which the passivity of the Legislative and Judiciary branches allowed the President of the u. s. (POTUS) to grow in power, disproportionate to what would be a perfect equity for checks and balances, it absolutely was imperative to say however Andrew Rudalevige begins his final chapter. He … Read more
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A. Introduction Populism is a widely used codeword for describing the political landscape of the early 21st century, be it in scientific or popular literature or in newspapers. But oftentimes, it is not quite clear what is actually meant by the term. Populism comes in many variants, from the left-wing Populism of Venezuela, over right … Read more
Introduction The legacy of colonial rule is still extremely important in understanding African Politics today since the configuration of the economic and political relationships that characterised the colonial state have been sustained by the norms that govern the international system. “Colonialism integrated Africa into the global economy…as unequal and dependent counterparts” (Taylor 2018:21), and the … Read more
Introduction Drugs, kidnapping, violence, success. Usually it is the first three words that are supposed to go together excluding the fourth one, but the world is a peculiar place where no amount of logic or reasoning can truly break down why seemingly contradictory things happen. To what extent do these things work together and why … Read more
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How to write a politics essay
Term papers, essay questions, research papers, and project reports are typical components of most political science students.
Instructors always ask students to write essays and term papers in order to assess their grasp of the course. Political science essays offer the professor an opportunity to evaluate your skills as a writer of political content. The essays, on the other hand, are a perfect way through which students can apply the various theories learnt in class. Political essays, are thus, an important ingredient in the course work of a political science and international relations student.
Understanding how to write a politics essay involves thinking in ways that you may not have done before. A political essay writer should apply critical thinking in presenting his political ideas. As a political science student, you should be able to show a reflection of the concepts learnt in class. Writing a political essay presents an opportunity to address some of the pertinent issues affecting society. In this effect, you should address the fundamental essay question with a critical mind as you grapple with the same wide issues that has informed the work of professional political scientists since time immemorial. A politics essay should connect its arguments and claims to theoretical frameworks, and should strive to relate issues to democratic principles. Here we seeks to present some crucial guidelines and rules for writing standard politics essays.
Strict deadlines and time constraints may prove to be a challenge in writing a politics essay. This calls for strategies aimed at saving and using time wisely, while ensuring that you come up with a quality politics essay. Having a time plan is one of the most effective strategies for coming up with a good essay. This stage involves designing the procedure of activities required for a high quality paper. You should aim to write a good politics essay to attract high marks from the instructor.
Initial planning should focus on the topic of the essay. Thus, you should carry out a preliminary reading on the chosen topic. Carefully choose the topic if there is a list of several topics. You should pick the topic you are most comfortable with as this will ensure a free flow of ideas in the course of writing thus save on time. Choosing a comfortable topic will also guarantee that you will also secure data sources more quickly. Provide an outline of the main points that you intend to discuss . The points will act as the compass, offering you direction as you write. Failure to secure a highlight of the main points before writing the essay leads to time wastage in the course of thinking of more ideas. One is bound to fall short of arguments and claims. The points should feature from the strongest points to the least strong. This ensures that the essay reflects a certain flow while reading it. After highlighting the main points, data collection stage follows. The nature of data collection method depends on the type of essay. The data collection stage for a politics essay involves the collection and classification of claims, arguments, ideas, knowledge, and past research on the topic you intend to write about. Collecting and classifying this information will ensure a swift reference while writing your essay. You should avoid visiting random sources as this will shift your focus and waste your time. This calls for a sufficient data collection and classification stage.
If the essay is in an exam essay or in an exam setting, there probably will be no opportunity for making referrals, or even collecting data. In such situations, you should read the essay topic and plan on the ideas you are going to discuss. Planning in such situations involves highlighting the main points of discussion and thinking of as many points on the highlights as possible. You can create a draft on which to measure the validity of the points.
The way you introduce your essay sets the pace and tone of the rest of the body. A politics essay should be critical and reflective. A politics essay writer is encouraged to employ rhetorical questions to make the reader more involved. The introduction should introduce a debate, presenting both sides of the essay question. Provide strong arguments in the introduction section and support the arguments by citing possible references. The introduction acts as the synopsis of the essay and should offer a strong point of view on the topic. The last part of the introduction should have a thesis statement. This statement presents the position of the paper with respect to the topic and its features as the reason for coming up with the paper. The thesis statement also acts as a source form which you will extract your arguments, claims, evidence and deductions.
After introducing your main points, the main part of writing the essay follows. The body of the essay contains the main arguments, claims, explanations, discussions, and various evidences. It should reflect a critical analysis of the topic. The various positions offered in the essay should acknowledge existing knowledge, while at the same time testing their validity. To ensure a good flow, employ the use of topical sentences. Topical sentences appear at the beginning of a paragraph and they present the main point of view or argument in the paragraph. Using topical sentences is one clear way of securing the attention of your readers as they read along with your essay. It helps them to easily comprehend your day.
When learning how to write a politics essay you should know what you need to write and where. A politics essay should have a clear statement of facts reinforced by examples. A politics essay is a reflective essay and touches on the daily happenings in the society. More so, the past events feature as future knowledge, and some societies adopt historical occurrences to form crucial components of laws and policies. Consequently, when analyzing a historical event, or in your effort to connect current events with historical, documented occurrences, it is vital to provide examples and instances. Description is a useful way of writing politics essays. Describing the nature and form of events and occurrences enhance the comprehension of the reader and the instructor, as well. The way the paragraphs are arranged offers a good flow for the politics essay. You should always bear in mind that the validity and strength of each claim and argument forwarded is determined by the consciousness, validity or rationality of your arguments.
A politics essay should be well forwarded according to the right formatting style, as stipulated by the instructor. The most common formatting style associated with politics, international relations, and related disciplines in the APA formatting style. The title page should be separated from the rest of the essay and labeled accordingly. The structure of your sentences should be highly appealing to sustain the flow achieved at the introductory stage. The essay should have simple sentences, compound sentences, and a mixture of the two. These three types of sentences should feature in your essay to achieve and sustain a smooth flow as one reads along. The planning stage is crucial as is determines the length of the essay, the number of paragraphs, the tone of the essay, and other factors.
Apply your knowledge
Another crucial factor to consider as a politics essay writer is that your personal opinions are more than just opinions. The examiner sets essay questions to determine if students can apply the knowledge acquired in class. The instructor is also interested to see whether the students can repeat verbatim what they have learnt in class. However, in order to solicit informed views and arguments, you should have mastered in the course. In this effect, you should strive to offer your personal opinion. This is why is always advisable to choose topics that you are most comfortable with.
Following the above guidelines will guarantee the creation of a logic, clear, on-point, and well formatted essay. You should ensure that you present strong clear arguments without shying away. Every fact should be supported by evidence. The last paragraph should offer a conclusion of the arguments presented in the essay.