I’m working on a political science writing question and need a sample draft to help me understand better.
Part of being a Political Scientist is writing. Writing is an instrumental aspect of our communicating and of applying the scientific method for when we publish research, it allows others to read and then to build on our findings.
Instructions: For your writing assignment, you are to choose either Why Nations Fail or Guns, Germs, and Steel and write a review of those works, identifying the arguments in the respective works, and very important, offering your comments on why you agree or disagree with these authors.
Grading: You will be graded on (1) did the students identify the arguments in the chosen work, identifying the political question and the causal variables? (2) Did the student demonstrate they read/watched the sources on the given work through quotes to support the arguments? (3) When expressing agreement or disagreement, does the student provide a clear reasoning as to why they agree or disagree (e.g. offering another variable not considered). (4) Page length there is about Three Double-Spaced Pages.