Research and locate 2 examples of high quality, analytical writing in the area of Public Policy or Political Science.

For this week’s Forum, respond to all of the following:  

Topic: Analytical Writing

This module/week’s readings and presentation have emphasized qualities important to research writing. For this discussion board assignment,

Research and locate 2 examples of high quality, analytical writing in the area of Public Policy or Political Science. Identify and thoroughly explain 3–4 characteristics of each article that contribute most to the article’s quality. You must provide brief quotations and/or examples from the articles to illustrate your analysis. In your conclusion, refer to Luke 14:28–30 and discuss the importance of these characteristics for research writing that honors Christ. You must provide a complete reference list of all sources/articles at the end of your thread.

Sources & citations required (Turabian)


· All assertions in your thread and replies must be supported by Reading & Study materials, good examples, thoughtful analysis, and additional research needed to substantively address the assigned topic. There must also be an appropriate incorporation of Judeo-Christian worldview/analysis and biblical principles. All sources must be cited in current APA format.

· Biblical integration must be included in a thoughtful manner as articulated in the required reading and presentations.

· Citations from the required reading and presentation must be included in answering the assigned questions.

General Instructions Applicable to All Forums:

enlightened To receive 100% as a grade (the exemplary level) for the weekly forums, you should ensure that your responses meet the following criterion:

Critical Analysis – Discussion postings display an excellent understanding of the required readings and underlying concepts including correct use of terminology. Postings are made in time for others to read and respond as well as deliver information that is full of thought, insight, and analysis. The information presented makes connection to previous or current content or to real-life situations, and must contain rich and fully developed new ideas, connections, or applications. (It is important that you integrate the weekly readings in your response. One way to do that is to make position statements, then discuss supporting evidence (i.e. research and/or personal experience).

Professional Communication and Etiquette – Written interactions in the Forum show respect and sensitivity to peers’ background and beliefs (Regardless of the position you are taking, please ensure that your participation comments are respectful to your peers’ background and beliefs).

Writing Skills – Written responses are free of grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors.  The style of writing facilitates communication. (Make sure your work is free of errors.  If there are any errors as outlined above, you will not receive 100% for the forum). 


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