POL 201 Week 3 Learning Activity - Branches of Government
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The three branches of our government each play crucial roles in the U.S. national government. Each branch has specific power, duties, and responsibilities that are the most apparent features of our system of separate powers. Nevertheless, each branch has been critiqued for having definite strengths and weaknesses that become obvious in certain situations. Analyzing these strengths and weaknesses will enable you to evaluate and recommend ways to enhance and correct these fundamental assets and deficiencies of the branches of our national government.
To complete the assignment, save the Week Three Learning Activity Worksheet to your computer, fill it out, and submit it.
Develop a detailed outline of your third main point using the Week Three Learning Activity Worksheet.
1. Branches of Government:
a. Provide a paragraph that briefly describes one strength and one weakness of one branch of our government: executive, legislative, or judiciary.
b. Provide a paragraph that recommends one option to maintain the strength and one to correct the weakness.
2. Scholarly Support: (For assistance with your research, the Ashford University’s Library provides tutorials and recorded webinars on a variety of topics. To access these helpful resources look for the links located under the FindIt@AU search box on the library home page. For help with writing, please review the APA Style Aid, and Ashford Writing Center’s Sample Annotated Bibliography for additional help.)
a. Provide two credible sources in APA format to support your main points.
b. Briefly discuss how these sources support your main points.
c. Briefly evaluate your sources for bias, validity, and reliability.
View the POL201 Research Guide for help on how to find and evaluate sources for assignments in this course.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.