Critical research essay information and Questions
This assessment requires you to write a 3000-word critical research essay.
Remember to be informed and critical when writing your essay. This means that you should not simply write up your opinions, but rather devise rational and logical arguments that are based on clear evidence. This evidence should come from reputable academic or professional sources, and be cited in your research. Critical means that you should not simply take any one published assertion as necessarily true and correct. Instead you should evaluate and weigh up differing opinions to come at a logical argument about which is correct. Remember, terrorism is a complex and contested issue with lots of differing points of view – and it is not enough to just repeat various assertions and opinions, you must cite evidence and use logical argument.
For this assessment you should draw upon at least 12-15 sources which should include academic articles, government documents, and NGO reports. Newspaper articles may be included as a useful addition to these sources, but must be considered secondary to academic publications.
I prefer that you use the Harvard Style of referencing. There are instructions on how to use the Harvard system below.
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