Started on: 01/21/2014
T UTORIAL N OTES FOR : P OLI S CI 3Y03
McMaster University, Fall 2013
T UESDAY , JANUARY 21, Y
Tutorial grade will be based on weekly responses, out of which 2 will be marked at random.
- List your topic (based on the topics)
- Research Question based on the topic
o Provide a rationale
o “It is important because of this and relates because of this…”
o Assume that can comprehend concepts
o If you use a term like “democracy” what do you mean by democracy? What kind of
Need to be more precise and concise that can be addressed in depth!
- Tentative hypothesis
o LITERATURE REVIEW - CITE
o 6 sources or so!
o Rule of thumb - 1 academic source per page!
This is not absolutely necessary
Depends on the kind of paper that you are writing!
Particularly if you are making an empirical argument!
- Discussion starter
- Paradoxes or rhetoric in Human Rights
- Cultural Relativism - Human rights are contextual, dependent on a particular place, time, people
rooted in culture, etc.