Government System Of Germany

Government System Of Germany

Research Paper Rubric:

author a five page Research Paper that describes and evaluates the governmental system of a country.


Here is the grading rubric the Research Paper assignment (25 Possible Points):

5 Points possible for Organization

• Correct use of the Chicago Manual of Style

• Correct use of footnotes

• Correct use of bibliography

• Correct spacing, pitch, font and length

5 Points possible for Grammar

• Sentence structure is concise, clear, and with proper grammar and spelling

• Paragraph construction includes introductory sentence, explanations or details, and concluding sentence.

5 Points possible for Research

• A minimum of five resources were used.

• Students used both internet resources and printed materials

5 Points possible for Analysis and Critical Thinking

• Evidence of critical, relevant, and consistent analysis of the research.

• Ability to express connectivity of research to foreign policy development

5 Points possible for Evaluation

• Identification and justification of primary school of thought that shaped the decision makers’ selection of that foreign policy


Examples of citations in the text (Author – Date System):

In 1990, the one party system was abolished, thereby initiating a substantial increase in political parties (Georgieva and Konechni 1998, 192-193). Roughly 20 political parties were represented in the first multi-party elections in 1991, but only a small number managed to win parliamentary seats. By the time the second elections took place in 1994, there were over 60 political parties registered in Macedonia. With the abolition of the one party system, three primary political camps formed in Macedonia; the post-communists, ethnic Albanian nationalists and ethnic Macedonian nationalists (Sokalski 2003, 66-67).

As a result, the Secretary-General submitted a report to the Security Council on 10 September recommending the expansion of UNPROFOR’s mandate and strength in Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to support efforts by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to deliver humanitarian relief throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina; and in particular to provide protection, at UNHCR’s request, where and when UNHCR considered such protection necessary (United Nations 1996, 5).

Examples of the Bibliography[1].

Georgieva, Valentina, and Sasha Konechni. 1998. Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Macedonia. London, UK: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.


Sokalski, Henryk J. 2003. An Ounce of Prevention: Macedonia and the U.N.Experience in Preventive Diplomacy. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace Press.

United Nations. 1996. Former Yugoslavia– UNPROFOR: United NationsProtection Force. New York: United Nations Department of Public Information. (2003, March 28).


A footnote is a piece of text placed at the bottom of a page in a paper, article document or book. The note provides the author’s comments on the main text in support of the text. A footnote is normally flagged by a superscripted number immediately following that portion of the text the note is in reference to.

The first idea1 for the first footnote on the page, the second idea2 for the second footnote, and so on.

Footnotes are most often used as an alternative to long explanatory notes that can be distracting to readers. Most literary style guidelines (including the Chicago Manual of Style) recommend limited use of footnotes. However, footnotes are encouraged in lieu of parenthetical references. Footnotes are used for additional information or explanatory notes that might be too digressive for the main text.

[1] Note that the reference in the bibliography provides full source information for the reference cited in the text


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