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Discuss campaign finance reform policies,
including the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, the Bipartisan Campaign Reform
Act of 2002 , and efforts under the Obama and Trump administrations. Make an
argument as to how effective or ineffective these efforts were, either
practically or politically. If relevant, explain how such laws affected the
ability to self-finance campaigns. Support assertions with facts and data.
Essays should be about 750 words in length, not including repetition of the
question or reference list.
Essays should be written in third person
perspective. The goal is to create a scholarly argument by presenting a
thesis statement and then providing evidence to support that position.
"I think, I feel, I believe" and "in my opinion" should
appear nowhere in the essay. Personal opinions are not necessary and may
weaken your argument.
has well-documented supporting facts and demonstrates proficient command of the
subject matter. Essay displays comprehensive analysis of facts and concepts in
is clearly defined and gives clear direction to the essay from the start.
Opposing arguments are considered and rebutted.
Essay shows excellent command of grammar with clear and concise
writing style and extensive understanding of word usage.
incorporates at least of five credible sources including at least one
peer-reviewed source with proper citations.