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Affirmative Paper

Take one of the following:

  • A current or proposed Federal (National) level legislation
  • A current or proposed California State level legislation
  • A current or proposed County or City level issue (within California)
  • One of the 7 propositions on the November 8, 2022 CA Ballot Measures


  1. Introduce/summarize the legislation
  2. Discuss where the legislation will be implemented
  3. How it will affect that community
  4. Why the legislation is being implemented and who is proposing/funding/lobbying for the policy.


You will advocate in favor of this policy and support your position with cited sources.


  • Minimum of 2 sources cited
  • Minimum 3 - 5 pages (1,000 -1,500 words)
  • Font: Times New Roman, size 12
  • Double spaced
  • 1" margins

The information on the following tabs of this guide will help you identify keywords for your topic, find and evaluate different types of sources, and cite your sources.

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