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Did the Canadian state’s response to the 2007-2008 financial crisis constitute a triumph or failure of governance in Canada?

Did the Canadian state’s response to the 2007-2008 financial crisis constitute a triumph or failure of governance in Canada?

Your thesis statement should indicate a clear and concrete position, even if you are aware of arguments that might contradict it.

Essay format:
-an interesting title
-an introduction with a clear thesis statement
-a body that advances your central argument and that validates your thesis statement using compelling evidence
-a conclusion that sums up the essay’s different arguments
-a bibliography (or a works consulted or references list)
-With respect to your introduction, try to structure it as an inverted triangle. Specifically, begin by introducing your topic in a general way and then progressively narrow it down to your thesis statement, which is the essence of your essay.

The body of the essay should confirm your thesis in different ways. When you are writing the body of your essay, you should always be asking yourself, How does this relate to my thesis? Is what I am writing essential for advancing my thesis? You will discuss your thesis in the context of the literature that has already been written on the subject, then narrow your focus to the specific topic at hand (the particular example you will provide to illustrate your point), and conclude your essay by returning to the “big picture” by showing how your particular example contributes to the general knowledge on the subject.

Your conclusion should include a confirmation of the validity of your thesis statement as well as a reiteration of the main evidence used to confirm it. Try to avoid an open ending to your essay. Do not introduce new ideas in your conclusion—this is the wrap-up of your essay.

Lastly, keep in mind that an essay is not an essay without a bibliography. The research done as part of the essay writing process is what differentiates it from a simple opinion piece and in addition to being a basic requirement of academic essay writing, your bibliography represents a confirmation of the quality of your research.

-You are expected to cite a minimum of five academic sources in your essay. Peer-reviewed academic journals such as the Canadian Journal of Political Science constitute academic sources. Journalistic sources such as the The Globe and Mail do not constitute academic sources, nor do current affairs websites such as rabble.ca or general reference websites such as Wikipedia. For our purposes, books available in academic libraries such as Athabasca University Library are academic sources, although strictly speaking, some books published by non-academic publishers are not. Those published by academic presses (such as the University of Iowa Press or Cambridge University Press) are usually academic sources. Note that you are welcome to cite non-academic sources in your paper; they just will not count as one of your minimum of five academic sources.