The Electoral College

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Creating an Argument: The Electoral College

This week we learned about the presidency, the powers of the presidency, and the unique way our president is elected via the Electoral College. In this assignment you will be guided in creating a complete argument regarding whether or not you think the Electoral College should be kept or eliminated.

This activity will be useful practice in how to create and present and thoughtful argument. The ability to create and communicate a thoughtful argument will help you out in future studies and in any career.

Your essay must be at least 500 words long.

Follow these steps to create an argument in the form of an essay:

Step 1: In one or two very clear sentences state whether or not you think the Electoral College should be kept or eliminated. This is called writing a thesis statement.

Step 2: In three paragraphs describing three (3) arguments that support your position regarding the Electoral College. Give each argument one paragraph. Do not just list three arguments in support of your position regarding the Electoral College. You must tell the reader why each of your three arguments supports your position on the Electoral College.

Step 3: In three paragraphs describe three (3) arguments that go against your position regarding the Electoral College. This is called addressing counterarguments. Give each counterargument one paragraph. Describe the counterargument and then tell the reader of your essay why that counterargument should be dismissed.

Step 4: Write one paragraph concluding your essay. Restate your initial position on the Electoral College. And review the one or two arguments that you found to be the most compelling in support of your position.

Step 5: Write a reference list. In any good argument you will present your ideas but then include evidence from credible external sources to support your ideas. Always include a reference list.

In outline form your paper should look like this.

  1. Introduction: Thesis statement of your position regarding the Electoral College.
  2. Three arguments supporting your position.
    1. Describe argument 1 and why it supports your position.
    2. Describe argument 2 and why it supports your position.
    3. Describe argument 3 and why it supports your position.
  3. Three counter arguments opposing your position.
    1. Describe counter argument 1 and why it is not sufficient.
    2. Describe counter argument 2 and why it is not sufficient.
    3. Describe counter argument 3 and why it is not sufficient.
  4. Conclusion paragraph.

Please note: APA formatting and citations rules apply to this and all essays in this course.

As with all weekly written assignments, submit your work as an attached file. Double-space your paper and use 12 point Times New Roman as your font.

Grading Criteria AssignmentsMaximum Points
Meets or exceeds established assignment criteria40
Demonstrates an understanding of lesson concepts20
Clearly present well-reasoned ideas and concepts30
Mechanics, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling that affects clarity, and citation of sources as needed 10
Total100

Tutor Answer

Kishnewt2017
School: UIUC

Attached.

Running Head: WHY THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE SHOULD BE ELIMINATED

Why the Electoral College Should Be Eliminated
Name of the Student:
Name of Professor:
Course Title:
Date:

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WHY THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE SHOULD BE ELIMINATED
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Why the Electoral College Should Be Eliminated

Introduction

The question on whether the Electoral College should be the basis of electing the
president of the United States have existed for over 200 years after the inception of the electoral
college system in 1788. The current essay shows how the use of Electoral College ignores the
will of the people where one person should be presented by one vote in arguing on why the
Electoral College should be eliminated. The essay also show how the reasons on why the
Electoral College was established are no longer relevant in the modern world as a basis on why
he electoral college should be eliminated

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Anonymous
Outstanding Job!!!!

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