Assignment 2: Analyzing the Policy

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Assignment 2: Analyzing the Policy

Due Week 6 and worth 175 points

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

1. Write a one-page summary of the policy, including the purpose, the context of the problem, and any recommendations or suggestions from the policy to address the problem. (Use your summary skills to keep this to one page.)

2. Explain who all the players are – official and unofficial, and interest groups – involved with your policy.

3. Describe the role and function of each of the players you identified.

4. Of the list of players you identified, pick two (2) and describe the political influence of each player, explaining motives, conflicts, interrelationships, and impacts on the policy.

Include at least four (4) peer-reviewed references (no more than five [5] years old) from material outside the textbook. Note: Appropriate peer-reviewed references include scholarly articles and governmental Websites. Wikipedia, other wikis, and any other Websites ending in anything other than “.gov” do not qualify as peer-reviewed.

Your assignment must:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the tile of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length. The assignment one revisions are not included in the page length requirements.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Understand how relationships between participants in the policy process (including official and nonofficial actors) influence the policy process.
Explain and analyze the complexities of the intergovernmental relations associated with public policy formulation and implementation in the United States.
Evaluate and discuss when and why governmental entities do and don’t cooperate.
Interpret what public policy is and how it is created.
Use technology and information resources to research issues and in politics, policy, and ethics in the public sector.
Write clearly and concisely about policy for issues in politics, policy, and ethics in the public sector using proper writing mechanics.

grading rubric.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.
Points: 175
Assignment 2: Analyzing the Policy
Criteria
Unacceptable
Below 70% F
Fair
70-79% C
Proficient
80-89% B
Exemplary
90-100% A

1. Write a one-page summary of the policy, including the purpose, the context of the problem, and any recommendations or suggestions from the policy to address the problem. (Use your summary skills to keep this to one page.)

Weight: 20%
Did not submit or incompletely wrote a one-page summary of the policy, including the purpose, the context of the problem, and any recommendations or suggestions from the policy to address the problem. Did not submit or incompletely used your summary skills to keep this to one page.

Partially wrote a one-page summary of the policy, including the purpose, the context of the problem, and any recommendations or suggestions from the policy to address the problem. Â Partially used your summary skills to keep this to one page.

Satisfactorily wrote a one-page summary of the policy, including the purpose, the context of the problem, and any recommendations or suggestions from the policy to address the problem. Â Satisfactorily used your summary skills to keep this to one page.

Thoroughly wrote a one-page summary of the policy, including the purpose, the context of the problem, and any recommendations or suggestions from the policy to address the problem. Thoroughly used your summary skills to keep this to one page.

2. Explain who all the players are – official and unofficial, and interest groups – involved with your policy.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely explained who all the players are – official and unofficial, and interest groups – involved with your policy.
Partially explained who all the players are – official and unofficial, and interest groups – involved with your policy.
Satisfactorily explained who all the players are – official and unofficial, and interest groups – involved with your policy.
Thoroughly explained who all the players are – official and unofficial, and interest groups – involved with your policy.

3. Describe the role and function of each of the players you identified.

Weight: 20%
Did not submit or incompletely described the role and function of each of the players you identified.
Partially described the role and function of each of the players you identified.

Satisfactorily described the role and function of each of the players you identified.

Thoroughly described the role and function of each of the players you identified.

4. Of the list of players you identified, pick two (2) and describe the political influence of each player, explaining motives, conflicts, interrelationships, and impacts on the policy.
Weight 25%

Did not submit or incompletely described the political influence of both players explaining motives, conflicts, interrelationships, and impacts on the policy.
Partially described the political influence of both players explaining motives, conflicts, interrelationships, and impacts on the policy.
Satisfactorily described the political influence of both players explaining motives, conflicts, interrelationships, and impacts on the policy.
Thoroughly described the political influence of both players explaining motives, conflicts, interrelationships, and impacts on the policy.
 5. 3-4 References

Weight: 5%
oes not meet the required number of references.
Meets the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices.
Meets number of required references; all references good quality choices.
Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

6. Clarity and writing mechanics
Weight 10%
More than 6 errors present
5-6 errors present
3-4 errors present
0-2 errors present

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