For this assignment, you will complete the Policy Analysis Worksheet [DOC]. The purpose of this worksheet is to help you complete the following in preparation for your final assignment: select a topic, think critically about your topic, gather research on your topic, and decide how you will present your Policy Analysis Paper.
Note: Your instructor will provide feedback on your completed worksheet.
The requirements for this assignment are:
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
Directions:Answer the questions contained in this worksheet to kick-start the process of writing your policy analysis for your final assignment. You can build off of your answers in the completed worksheet for your final project.
Please select one (1) of the following policy issues in relation to one (1) country for this assignment:
Here are someonline resources for basic background information on countries:
1. POLICY ISSUE AND TITLE
In this section, you will select a policy issue from the list on page 1 and create a title for your Policy Analysis.
2. CONTEXT AND IMPORTANCE OF THE ISSUE
In this section, you will frame and define the issue.
a. How will you introduce the issue?
b. Define the problem or issue that your government or actor must address.
c. How will you demonstrate the relevance and urgency of the issue for modern society?
d. Which groups, individuals, and communities (stakeholders) are affected by the issues that you will be analyzing?
e. Research the ways that these groups’ goals and interests might be altered by the policies you are proposing. Try to write out concise explanations of each group’s goals and the things that they value.
f. Research the ways that organizations or communities might change or adapt to upheavals in the societies in which they exist. Explain the circumstances in which these changes might take place. Next, consider other changes and transformations that these groups could undergo and summarize those in a similar way.
g. What evidence will you use to support this section of your paper?
3. RATIONALE AND JUSTIFICATION FOR YOUR POSITION
In this section, you will compile a rationale and justification for your position.
4. PROPOSE A COURSE OF ACTION
In this section, you will propose a course of action in order to address the selected issue.
5. ARGUMENTATION AND EVIDENCE
The last section of your memorandum should prove why your proposal will be effective. Ask yourself why the policy you have designed will produce the outcomes that you claim it will have. If your policy responses are relatively limited, you should use this section to justify your choice by using a lot of your available word-count to explain why the decision that you support will have a positive impact on the state—explain, for instance, why ratifying a trade agreement will be good for your state’s exporters and agricultural industry.
a. What evidence will you use to support this section of your paper?
6. CLOSING REMARKS
In this section, you will create your first draft of closing remarks for your paper in Assignment 5.
7. SOURCES CONSULTED
Cite the resources you used to support your position in SWS style.Note: Be sure that you have a variety of sources andevidence to support your position.