Read on page 378 of the textbook “What to Do with A Budget Surplus.”
-Read on pages 252-254 of the textbook, “Election and Term of Office” and “Campaigns”
-The title for Writing Assignment 1 is: “State Budget Priorities and Texas Governor Terms”
-These are the two sets of critical response questions for Writing Assignment 3:
1. If the State of Texas had a $100 million budget surplus, on what three public policy issues would you want those funds to be spent? Why?
2. Do you think the Texas governor should be limited to serving two four-year terms? Why or why not?
-Provide a response to each of the two sets of questions with at least 500 words of analysis. Explain clearly your three public policy issues when responding to the first question, regarding a budget surplus, and provide three reasons why you feel the way you do when responding to the second question, regarding the governor’s terms of office. Your total response to both questions must therefore consist of at least 1,000 words of analysis.
In our sophomore-level college class about Texas state and local government you are required to submit four critical response essays befitting of a second-year-college course. The purpose of our class critical response essays is for you to improve your ability to analyze public policy and political topics, to express your viewpoint about these topics, and to improve your writing skills.
-Do not use a title page.
-Insert a heading in the body (not in the header) of the first page consisting of four double-spaced lines. On line one type your first name and last name. On line two type “Professor Michael A. Kelley.” On line three type “Government 2306.” On line four type the month, day, and year you prepare your writing assignment. The first line of your heading should be one inch from the top of the first page and all four lines should be flush with the left margin, one inch from the left side of the page.
-Center the title of the assignment two spaces below the fourth line of your heading.
-Two spaces below the title and flush with the left margin write verbatim the critical response questions posed for your response.
-Two spaces below the restated assignment questions begin your first paragraph with the first line indented one-half inch from the left margin.
-Paragraphs will have one space between them and will begin with the first sentence indented one-half inch from the left margin.