Complete a research essay on the government and healthcare. I want an essay, not a letter or memo, or background paper – an essay with an introduction, body, and conclusion.
The U.S. healthcare system has been a controversial topic for decades. Here are the aspects and guidance questions to address for this essay:
- Identify a current issue being debated about the American healthcare system.
- Explain two competing solutions to this problem.
- Evaluate which one is preferable.
- Address the responsibilities of each level of government, which are federal, state, and local. (Most of the essay will be about the federal government).
- Address the responsibilities of each of the three branches of the federal government.
- No less than 500 word minimum length, not including references listed at the end or footnotes if used. The conclusion drives the length of the actual paper.
- Incorporation of concepts and terms from the required readings.
- Inclusion of facts from a recent news article about the topic/solution.
- Correct spelling, grammar, and formatting, whether it’s APA, MLA, or Chicago/Turabian footnotes.
- Strong paragraphs, solid introduction, and a conclusion that contains lessons and takeaway. A conclusion is measured in paragraphs and will not be a single block of text with multiple ideas crammed inside, or just a summary of what you wrote. A summary is not a conclusion. I don’t want an abstract, just a strong introduction.
- See the essay rubric for further details on grading.
1) Write concisely! More is not necessarily better if the required points from the rubric are missed. However, never sacrifice clarity for brevity. I expect one to develop ideas, not truncate or just provide bottom lines.
2) Essays should be written in the third person perspective. (Avoid using “I, me, my, mine, we, us, our, you, your”). I don’t mind I if appropriate, but as a rule third person is best. Never use we or you.
3) Don’t answer the questions as if this were an exam, or in a linear manner. Evaluate what is being asked and then determine via an outline how you will approach the essay, and what you hope to learn and takeaway. Then follow the outline that will lead to the conclusion. I don’t want just a lot of facts if the facts are not relevant to the conclusion. So if your paper has nothing to do with state or local issues, even though the question suggests that you cover this, it is not necessary. Truly, it is your conclusion that drives both the paper and the grade. If your body matches the conclusion, and the introduction lays it all out, that is what is going to determine the grade, not the guideline questions which are meant only to help you formulate ideas.