I need support with this Political Science question so I can learn better.

Context: Congratulations! Your proposal was accepted and you earned a spot to speak at the conference. Now you have to write the paper that you will read. Typically scholars read prepared remarks at conferences that are typed in a genre called a conference paper. Scholars typically get about 10 minutes to speak, which means that the conference paper should be about 1000-1500 words long. (One double spaced page often equals two minutes of speaking time.)

Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to familiarize you with another genre of academic writing: the conference paper. By writing a conference paper, I hope you learn how to answer your question and present it in a report that effectively communicates your ideas to other scholars. Writing for a presentation is a transferable skill for most jobs, and conferences are important in many professional fields. I also hope you build confidence by answering your question and thus making a new contribution to our knowledge about world humanities.

Advice: Successful conference papers can take different forms. But many strong conference papers will have these features in common:

Length: 1000 interesting words for a C; 1250 for a B; 1500 for an A



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