Briefly explain what is federalism. Discuss the role each level of government (f


Briefly explain what is federalism.
Discuss the role each level of government (federal and Texas state and local) played during this pandemic. Make sure to give examples with citations.
Has federalism helped or hindered Texas address the COVID pandemic? Explain.
What do the lessons of these events tell us about Texas politics and its political culture?
* Times New Roman or Arial, 12-point font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins all around. (Page count does not include in-text citations, direct quotes, title or works cited pages)
At least one peer-reviewed article that is no older than 10 years old and at least five pages in length. Peer-reviewed articles can ONLY be searched for on the Dallas College Library Database – Academic Search Complete. Do not search for Peer-reviewed articles on Google or anywhere else online.
All Information cited needs to be paraphrased and direct quotes must be avoided. DO NOT use block quotes.
All sources need to have a full MLA citation on the works cited page with corresponding parenthetical MLA in-text citations within the body of the essay. MUST HAVE BOTH. You cannot have one without the other.
Cite all reputable sources used.
Essay address all prompt questions in an organized fashion.
– Student shows they mastered the course content by going beyond course material and made connections to the current event being discussed.
– Essay is written at a collegiate level. Information is supported with evidence.
– Do not give your opinion and stay away from first-person tone (I, we, us).
Essays uses at least one, and preferably more, peer-reviewed articles.
– Information from sources is synthesized into essay’s main arguments. Simply quoting an article will not earn a high grade. How you use the information that is cited matters.
How do you use the Research Center to find Peer-Reviewed (primary) sources?
Enter your search terms at the top of the page and click the search button. Look through the results for relevant sources. You may need to refine your search parameters in order to narrow your search. You may also need to consult a thesaurus or dictionary.
When you locate an article that is directly relevant to your topic, look to the far left side of the screen for the words “find similar.” The database can find other closely related articles. This will somewhat simplify part of the research process.
When you have located articles that you plan to use in your assignment, look to the far right side of the screen. Click on the word “cite” and scroll to the MLA reference format for the article. Copy and paste this reference into your Works Cited page. Do not forget to cite the article in the body of your assignment using MLA in-text citations.
Tip: On your search results page, you can quickly identify a Peer-reviewed Sources by looking for the icon with the words “Academic Journal”. If it is not a primary source, then the icon will be different. See icon for primary sources below.
If the title of the icon says “periodical”, “newspaper”, “book”, or anything else, it will not count towards the minimum research requirement for the Unit Essays. While you are certainly welcomed to cite supplemental sources such as these, keep in mind that they do not count toward the minimum research requirement for the essays. You should never cite the course textbook, Wikipedia, or encyclopedias. ProsCons Website, Opposing Viewpoints, blogs or opinion pieces, or similar items in this course for any assignment.
Peer-reviewed (or primary sources) are publications which meet the highest standards of academic quality attainable in scholarly literature. The peer-review process ensures that other objective experts on a specific subject matter topic have reviewed and “approved” the findings or research being reported. Newspapers, government publications, think tank/public policy websites, blogs, web magazines, interviews, and general periodicals do not qualify as primary sources because they do not go through the peer-review process.
DO NOT search fo Peer-Reviewed Sources on Google Scholar or other databases. Again, only search for primary sources by clicking on the “Research Center” button, which will connect you to the College’s library database.
In addition, the following resources may be helpful to you:
Research and Citation Resources.docx Research and Citation Resources.docx – Alternative Formats
“What are in-text citations” video
Plagiarism Tutorial
Lastly, and very importantly, you may get frustrated trying to find peer-reviewed (aka primary) sources if your search terms are too specific. I recommend looking for sources that address broad aspects of your topic rather than trying to find peer-reviewed sources that address a very specific issues. Also, do not limit yourself to the minimum requirement. A well researched and discussed paper will use more than one primary source in addition to supplemental sources.


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