9 sentences per paragraph W r i t i n g

9 sentences per paragraph W r i t i n g

PSLO: Analyze the effects of the historical, social, political, economic, and cultural forces on politics and government.

FE (Final Essay)

Topic: Moving Protests to Public Policy

Protests dominated the landscape across America this year. Texas was not immune to any of the protests that occurred across the nation. The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution includes the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Initiating a protest suggests that individuals want to bring attention to a problem(s) that needs to be addressed and resolved. So, this essay assignment will require that you look back on the protests activities that have occurred in Texas, not just this year, but also the recent past years. As you move forward with your critical thinking consider the following:

  • First, you must have an understanding of the public policy process.
  • Second, you must understand how to connect the dots between the Texas government and the citizens it serves.
  • Third, you must have an understanding of current-day problems/issues that matter to citizens who seek solutions from the Texas government in the form of public policy.

Instructions: In a minimum 3-page, maximum 4-page essay, reflect on what you have learned from this Texas government course and write an essay incorporating your thoughts, opinions, and perspectives related to

  • the roles and responsibilities of the Texas government to move protests to public policy development, implementation, and evaluation (15 points) and
  • the roles of and responsibilities for citizen engagement and participation in the public policy process (15 points)
  • You must provide examples to support your thoughts, opinions, and perspectives shared in your essay (5 points)

Do not write less than 2-3 paragraphs (minimum 7-9 sentences per paragraph) for each bullet item above.

Direct citations are not allowed. This essay must be from your own thoughts, not someone else’s words.

The final paragraph, should tie all the pieces together from your opening statement and conclude with any final thoughts you may have about the course in general.


  • Introduction
  • Body
  • Conclusion

Format: 12-point font, New Times Roman, double-spaced paragraphs (no lists), one-inch margins, top, bottom, and sides.

Print your name at the top of each page. Include page numbers.

Note: Please proofread your written work before submitting it for a grade. Helpful link: class=”screenreader-only”> (Links to an external site.)

Assessment for grading: Your ability to think critically, analyze and interpret information/data, and compose an intellectual and cohesive paper.

Failure to comply with the stated instructions for this assignment will result in zero points earned.