In Australia, voting is mandatory in federal and state elections. Those who fail to vote will be fined. Australia’s voting turnout rate is above 90%, in sharp contrast to around 60% in Canada, prompting some Canadians to advocate an Australian style compulsory voting for Canada.
Topic: Analyze the arguments in favor and against the Australian style compulsory voting. Give your position and explain why?
1. State your thesis or central argument in the opening part of the essay.
2. Analyze different perspectives in order to present a balanced view.
3. Give your opinion on the subject. Explain why you hold such an opinion.
4. A minimum of five valid sources are required. The following are considered valid sources:
—Academic publications—books, articles from academic journals or edited volumes; (Most academic journals are accessible online through the UBC library.)
—Credible and well-established media sources.
—Government sources can be used for government positions and statistical information.
—Websites of political parties can be used to illustrate the party positions.
Be very careful with other internet sources. Personal blogs are generally not considered credible sources.
5. Citations are required for all sources of information used in the essay. Each time you quote or paraphrase from a source, you must cite the source. Choose a citation style that you are familiar with and be consistent with it.
6. Provide a bibliography of all the sources cited.
7. Provide a title page with the following information: title of the paper, your name, your UBC ID number, course name and number, name of the instructor, and the date of completion.
8. The marking will be based mainly on how well your essay is organized and how well your arguments are made. However, a large number of typing, spelling and language mistakes can affect your marks.