Legalization of Drugs Name Institutional Affiliation The debate about the legalization of drugs such as marijuana cocaine and heroin has brought disagreement among many people. The idea of the legalization has been opposed as well as appreciated positively by some sections in the society. The society needs to focus on the pros and cons of legalizing the usage of drugs such as heroin cocaine and marijuana. The discussion should revolve on whether the illegal drugs should be given any form of legitimacy under the constitution. The debate should start on the point that the United States of America is a federal state. This means that the federal organs are given the needed support to ensure that they can handle the issue of illegal drugs. One of the federal organs is the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) which is meant to handle all drug related crimes. The Drug Enforcement Agency has price changes and the focus should not be on the infighting among the various gangs. To sum up the issue of drug legalization is one that has caused friction among the various sections of society. There some outlooks on the issue with some arguing that it should be legalized while others vehemently oppose it. The government has put in funds to ensure that they can prohibit the drugs but that has worked against them. The menace of illegal drugs should be curbed at all possible avenues as it destroys the social fabric. References Boaz D. (1999). Drug Legalization Criminalization and Harm Reduction. Cato Institute. Retrieved 17 May 2017 from www.cato.org Nesvisky M. (2017). Smoking Drinking and Drug Use Respond to Price Changes. Nber.org. Retrieved 17 May 2017 from www.nber.org Stares P. (1996). Drug Legalization? Time for a real debate | Brookings Institution. Brookings. Retrieved 17 May 2017 from https://www.brookings.edu/articles/drug-legalization-time-for-a-real-debate/ [...]
Source Material: “Winter Solstice” by Hilda Morley Instructions: In the poem, “Winter Solstice,” Morley uses varied poetic elements to convey a deeper understanding of our connection to nature. Read the poem carefully, paying particular attention to the effectiveness of the structure and tone. Then in a well-organized essay, analyze how Morley uses these poetic elements to reveal her purpose in writing about the moon. Your analysis should include the following analytical section (in addition to the introduction and conclusion): a. Introduction: introduce the poem, its title, its poet, its publication date. Include a brief idea of the plot of the poem and then move directly into the analysis of the poem b. Main analysis: Using the poetic elements of tone and structure, discuss how Morley used these device to convey her message. In other words, what is the tone, what is the structure and how does it assist you in understanding the poem and its message. Use text examples to support your answer. c. Conclusion: recap your main points and leave the reader with a thought-provoking ending. Requirements Length and format: 2-3 pages. The title page and reference page are also required, but they should not be factored into the 2-3 page length of the essay. It should also be double spaced, written in Times New Roman, in 12 point font and with 1 inch margins. Essay should conform to APA formatting and citation style. Use the objective voice, avoiding personal pronouns such as “I,” “you,” “we,” etc. Use APA format for in-text citations and references when using outside sources and textual evidence. Please be cautious about plagiarism. You are welcome to use outside sources to research some ideas for your analysis. If you are going to use outside sources, be sure to either quote or paraphrase them, and to use both internal and reference page citations. Students: Be sure to read the criteria, by which your paper/project will be evaluated, before you write, and again after you write. Poetry Analysis Does Not Meet Expectations 0-59% Below Expectations 60-69% Needs Improvement 70-79% Satisfactory 80-89% Meets Expectations 90-100% Introduction/ Conclusion Introduction and/or Conclusion are not present. Introduction or conclusion does not flow with the guiding ideas of the paper Introduction or conclusion contains blanket or vague statements; needs development to be effective Introduction provides context for the guiding idea but is obvious and/or basic Conclusion restates the guiding idea, but recycles previous statements verbatim. Introduction sparks some interest and effectively introduces reasonable guiding idea. Conclusion restates the guiding ideas, but uses new language and shows understanding of the big picture. Introduction grabs attention and provides meaningful context to the essay’s guiding idea. Conclusion effectively restates the essay’s guiding idea, but fresh language and meaningful insight leaves reader wanting more Poetic Element Analysis Poetic element analysis is not present. The poetic elements are not analyzed OR no text examples are present. The poetic elements are analyzed but some parts of the analysis are missing or are unclear. Unclear text examples are used. The analysis of the poetic elements is clear and organized. Some examples from the text are used. The analysis of the poetic elements is organized and clear, and features effective examples from the text. Textual Support and Integration of Information Textual support is not present. Very little textual support is given and integrated properly. Textual support may not relate to the thesis statement. Some textual support is given and integrated properly. Topics are somewhat related to the thesis statement, but may lack evidence to support them. Main points are present, although may not always relate to the thesis. Some integration of information is present. Main points are well-developed, detailed, and directly related to the thesis. Thoroughly integrated information with a logical and consistent flow between ideas. APA Format APA format is not followed. Few APA conventions are followed, and may be incorrectly formatted. Some APA conventions are followed, although not always correctly. APA conventions followed with some errors evident throughout. Free of many to all errors in APA conventions. Grammar and Mechanics Grammar and mechanics’ errors make the essay incomprehensible. Grammar, spelling, punctuation, and mechanics errors occur throughout document. Word choices are seldom academic. Sentence Several errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling and mechanics present. Word choice reveals some understanding of Some spelling, grammar, punctuation and mechanical errors are evident. Academic language is upheld. The sentence structure Free of punctuation, spelling, grammar, and other mechanical errors. Consistent use of academic word choices. Sentence structure may be illogical or unclear. academic language requirements. Many sentence structure issues exist. is often logical and clear so that relationships among ideas are established. structure is mostly logical and clear. *A zero can be earned if the above criteria are not met. *Plagiarism will result in a zero.