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POLI 330N Week 1 Assignment: State Powers

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POLI 330N Week 1 Assignment: State Powers

    • Required Resources POLI 330N Week 1 Assignment


      Read/review the following resources for this activity:

      • Textbook: Chapter 1 ,2, 3
      • Lesson
      • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (can include your textbook)

      Initial Post Instructions

      For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2:

      • Option 1: Does democracy require equality of income or wealth? Discuss why democracy might make a country more or less egalitarian?
      • Option 2: Political scientist Larry Sabato has proposed a new constitutional convention (Links to an external site.). Select any one of his proposed ideas and write a short list of pros and cons for this idea and support your reasoning.

      Be sure to make connections between your ideas and conclusions and the research, concepts, terms, and theory we are discussing this week.

      Follow-Up Post Instructions

      Respond to at least one peer. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. Minimum of 1 scholarly source which can include your textbook or assigned readings or may be from your additional scholarly research.

      Writing Requirements

      • Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
      • Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside source)
      • APA format for in-text citations and list of references

      Grading

      This activity will be graded using the Discussion Grading Rubric. Please review the following link:

      Course Outcomes (CO): 1, 2

      Due Date for All Posts: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday

      Posts must be on separate days

    • Week 1 – State Powers
      Week 1 – State Powers
      Criteria Ratings Pts

      Length: 1 to 1½ pages of substantive content (excluding cover and references)

      10 pts

      Includes substantive content and is 1 ½- 2 pages long

      8 pts

      Includes content that is 1 to 1½ pages in length

      7 pts

      Assignment is 1 page in length

      6 pts

      Assignment is ½ page in length

      0 pts

      No effort
      10 pts

      Content: Compare sections of state constitution to sections in the US Constitution and Bill of Rights

      30 pts

      Comparison includes at least three sections of the state constitution equivalent to comparable sections in the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights with excellent clarity and examples.

      26 pts

      Comparison includes three sections of the state constitution to equivalent sections of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights with clarity and examples.

      23 pts

      Comparison includes two sections of the state constitution to equivalent sections of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights with some clarity.

      20 pts

      Compares one section of the state constitution to equivalent section of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights.

      0 pts

      No effort
      30 pts

      Compare: Comparison lists similarities and differences (Federalism)

      20 pts

      Similarities and differences (Federalism) are described with great clarity and examples included for both similarities and differences.

      17 pts

      Similarities and differences (Federalism) are described with good clarity and examples included for either similarities or differences, but not for both.

      15 pts

      Similarities and differences (Federalism) are described with clarity but examples are missing.

      13 pts

      Similarities or differences are inaccurate or not included, and examples are missing.

      0 pts

      No effort
      20 pts

      Writing: Mechanics and Usage

      20 pts

      The writing is concise, free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

      17 pts

      The writing is free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

      15 pts

      The writing contains some errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

      13 pts

      The writing contains several errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation making it difficult to clearly read the paper.

      0 pts

      No effort
      20 pts

      Sources

      10 pts

      Clear reference to all of the following: Bill of Rights, United States Constitution, and State constitution

      8 pts

      Clear reference to only two of the following: Bill of Rights, United States Constitution, and State constitution

      7 pts

      Reference to only one of the following: Bill of Rights, United States Constitution, and State constitution

      6 pts

      Major errors in citation. Proper citation is missing from either within the text or on the references pages.

      0 pts

      No effort
      10 pts

      Citations and References

      10 pts

      Source is properly cited in the text and references page demonstrating a mastery of resource and APA citation reference format.

      8 pts

      Source is cited in the text and reference page. Some minor errors may exist in citation, but it does not interfere with understanding the source of the information.

      7 pts

      Source is cited in the text and reference pazge. Some errors may exist in citation that need to be addressed to clarify the source of information.

      6 pts

      Neither the state nor the local constitution are referenced.

      0 pts

      No effort
      10 pts
      Total Points: 100

      .POLI 330N Week 1 Assignment