New and improved HOW TO WRITE AN ESSAY. We're still doing this as a rough draft.
1) Copy the question. Put it at the BOTTOM of your post.
2) Read the question, and determine how many items it is looking for. ex: IDENTIFY each (Explain); EXPLAIN (1);
3) Restate the prompt tags (ex, from below, TWO PATTERNS DISPLAYED IN THE GRAPH BELOW ARE…. and ….
4) Give a clarifying example.
5) Double check; have you been asked to identify things? Have you? Have you been asked to explain, or give an example? Have you?
6) Find the online RUBRIC with google. Link to it. Read it. Make sure you cover everything in the rubric, in your answer.
7) Publish your rough draft.
(2001_2) the graph above shows reelection rates for incumbents in the House and Senate. From this information and your knowledge of of the US politics, perform the following
tasks. (Fig 12.1)
a) identify two patterns displayed in the graph
b) identify 2 factors that contribute to incumbency advantage. Explain how each factor contributes to incumbency advantage.
c) Discuss one consequence of incumbency advantage for the US political process
3) Trust and confidence in government have declined in recent decades.
(a) Explain how divided government has contributed to the decline in trust and confidence in government. Be sure to include a definition of divided government in your response
(b) Explain how the increased cost of election campaigns has contributed to the decline in trust and confidence in government.
(c) Explain two specific consequences of the decline in trust and confidence in government for individual political behavior.