Ashford University Effectiveness of Death Penalty Paper

Ashford University Effectiveness of Death Penalty Paper

So my topic is, is death penalty effective. How to write this paper? PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS BELOW AND ask me if anything isn’t clear.


Using Thomas Aquinas as a structural guide, you are to write an utrum paper on a contemporary issue of your choosing. This paper must faithfully argue both sides of an issue before deciding on the merits of either the videtur or sed contra positions.
The manuscript may be submitted either electronically or in hard copy (printed out).
The manuscript is to be formatted in Times New Roman font, 12 points, double-spaced, with one-inch (1”) margins at the top, bottom, left, and right.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.