Should Canada replace its Single Member Plurality electoral system with a Proportional Representation electoral system?￼
In the paper you will be taking a position on a topic and writing your paper in such a way as to provide a supporting argument for that position. The essay will be typewritten, Chicago style, double-spaced and a maximum of 1,500 words long (Bibliography excluded).
Papers will be graded on:
- argument structure and flow,
- depth, breadth, and originality of the analysis,
- research and sources, and
- style, spelling, and grammar. You should read the textbook closely on this topic. Cite at least three peer-reviewed sources.
The topic for this take-home is:
Should Canada replace its Single Member Plurality electoral system with a Proportional Representation electoral system?
You will be developing your own thesis statement that takes a clear side on this question and embedding it in your end of first paragraph. The body paragraphs will then provide support for your thesis statement.
You should have at least three subtopics with evidence and arguments to support your thesis statement.
Conduct original research, using book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed academic journals. Do not rely on internet sites as sources. Wikipedia is a good place to start, but you must never cite Wikipedia in your academic papers. An excellent place to find peer reviewed journal articles and relevant books: http://scholar.google.ca