WHAT DOES THE TELECOM IMMUNITY LAW, AND OTHERS LIKE IT, TEACH US ABOUT THE CURRENT STATE OF DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA?
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What does the telecom immunity law, and others like it, teach us about the current state of democracy in America? Academic Level : Bachelor Paper details Your job is to write an argument that explains what immunity laws have done to democracy. Essentially you will consider the causes behind immunity laws, then think about what effect these have had on democracy. Once you do this thinking (remember, it is about 75% of the writing process!), you will build an argument for what has happened (good or bad) to democracy in America because of immunity laws. Remember, your argument must be YOURS, not a retelling of Greenwald’s! This is WHAT you have to do. Seems simple, right? Maybe not. As Humble explains, most of the work of a good essay happens in your brain and requires a LOT of thinking and learning. How to Go About Doing It Make sure you organize your essay’s paragraphs in the PEEL format. Think of each of your “Ps” as a baby step that will guide your audience to agree with your position (and you will present this in your thesis statement). Make sure your “E” evidence supports your position and your “P” for the paragraph it is in. Evidence comes in 4 types: statistics, case studies, examples, and expert testimony. Make sure you use direct and indirect quotes in your essay. Realize that the ONLY time we want to use a direct quote is when the author has said something so well that paraphrasing it will take away from the meaning or the value of the quote. The rest of the time you should use indirect quotes because they demonstrate your ability to synthesize course material with your own ideas. Be sure your essay is formatted according to MLA rules. Be sure you use in-text citations and include a Works Cited page to avoid being accused of plagiarism. Use ideas from “With Liberty and Justice for Some” to support your ideas. ALSO use at least two additional, scholarly (also called ‘academic’) sources to support your ideas (see pages 81-85 in “The Humble Argument” to learn more about what a scholarly source is).