The weekly worksheets (attached to this assignment) will help you build all of the necessary parts for your Final Paper. It is recommended that you review the Learning Activity assignments and review the Final Paper prompt before beginning this assignment. This week, you will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the most important document for America’s national government, the US Constitution. In the worksheet, you will describe one strength and one weakness of the Constitution. In addition, you will need to recommend a way to maintain the strength of this important document and a way to correct a weakness. This effort begins the process of critically analyzing key features of our national government.
To complete the assignment, save the Week One Learning Activity Worksheet to your computer, fill it out, and submit it via WayPoint.
You are required to develop four paragraphs that explain one strength and one weakness of the US Constitution, as well as provide an option to maintain the strength and to correct the weakness presented.
In-text citations must be included in your paragraphs. The additional resources must be utilized to support your ideas and cited using APA format. 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 [email protected] search box on the library home page. For help with writing and citations, please review the handouts and tutorials provided by the Ashford Writing Center.
A reference list of at least two scholarly resources from the Ashford University Library with full APA citations is required. While your textbook can be utilized as a source, it does not count towards your two sources for this assignment. Two new sources should be utilized each week to meet the minimum of eight required sources for the final. By finding and supporting your material with these sources each week, you will have the research necessary to construct a strong Final Paper.
The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
Be sure that the sources you are utilizing to support your ideas are valid, reliable, and not overly biased.