Policy briefs objectively analyze the debate over a political issue by presentin


Policy briefs objectively analyze the debate over a political issue by presenting the arguments made by
leading organizations on both sides of the issue. The goal is not to convince the reader which side is
correct but rather to inform the reader so they understand the arguments made on both sides. Equal
space should be devoted to both sides of the argument.
Policy briefs must:
 Be 3,000 or more words. Bibliographies and citations do not count towards the overall word
count. Please number each page of your paper.
 Present referenced facts and quotes that substantiate the assertions made in the paper. An
assertion is any statement that characterizes the arguments made in the political debate over the
issue.
 Present both sides of the issue in an objective, respectful manner.
 Be written in clear, grammatically correct English and be free of spelling errors.
 Accurately present arguments by multiple organizations leading the public debate (at least one in
favor and one against.)
 Use a formal academic citation style (APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).
 Contain a one page abstract that concisely summarizes which organizations you chose, three key
arguments made for the policy and three key argument made against it.
MOST IMPORTANTLY IDENTIFY POLICY OF THIS PAPER, USE 3-4 ARGUMENTS AGREEING IN ONE SIDE FROM OFFICIAL “THINK TANK” ORGANIZATIONS, AND INCLUDE AGAINST THE ARGUMENT 3-4 THINK TANKS, PLEASE!!!
I INCLUDE MY PROFESSOR’S REPLY FOR PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENT: Your policy brief draft has many problems. For one, you don’t have a strongly defined policy, you’re simply asking “is the debt sustainable?” Secondly, you’re not clearly identifying 3-4 arguments on either side. The discussion is more rambling and unfocused. Don’t simply summarize various articles you’ve researched. Identify a policy, a think tank, and their arguments. For example, “Americans for Debt Reduction argues debt/GDP ratio must quickly be brought down to XXX% because, 1) debt threatens the economy, 2) debt will force high taxes on future generations, 3) debt will hurt America’s credit rating.” This is just a hypothetical example to illustrate but you need to clearly identify the policy, arguments, and think tanks that make them.
FOR THIS WORK, I WANT TO SEE SOMETHINK LIKE THAT:
(1). THE TAX IS INCREASING YEAR BY YEAR
(2). IF WE SUSPEND 30%, IT WOULD …
‘OR MAYBE SOME PROFESSIONAL, BUT STICK WITH THE BASICS THAT I PROVIDED.
I DO NOT WANT TO SEE:
NATIONAL DEBT IS BAD, OR IT IS IMPACTING THE NATIONAL OVERLY OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. EVERY COUNTRY HAS CERTAIN AMOUNT OF DEBTS. EVERYONE KNOWS IT IS BAD, BUT WE ARE NOT HERE TO DISCUSS ABOUT IT. I NEED SOME ACTIONS IN REAL LIFE SITUATION. REAL LIFE, REAL LIFE!!
PLEASE INCLUDE ALL OF YOUR REFERENCES THAT WOULD BE AVAILABLE IN ONLINE AND PLEASE INCLUDE THE THINK TANK ORGANIZATIONS ITSELF.
LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.


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