SHORT ESSAY

Instructions:

  1. Find a NEWS article that addresses a recent example of social inequality. It can involve any form of inequality discussed in the book, such as race or ethnicity, gender, class, etc. (A news article is an article from a media source like a newspaper or magazine such as the New York Times, FOX, The Washington Post, VICE, etc. that addresses a current event. It does not include sources like Wikipedia, eHow, dictionaries, academic journals, or other information websites.)
  2. Write a minimum 300 word essay that answers the following questions:
    1. Based on the article you chose, how is the social inequality described? How does it relate to the forms of stratification discussed in the book?
    2. According to the article, what are the consequences of the social inequality for the people experiencing it? How does it impact their life outcomes or opportunities?
    3. How can the form of social inequality be addressed so we can move towards a more fair and just society?

Guidelines

  • Your essay should:
    • be a total of 300 words or more.
      • The 300 word limit DOES NOT include the questions, names, titles, and references.
      • It also does not include meaningless filler statements
    • have factual information from the textbook and/or appropriate articles and websites.
    • be original work and will be checked for plagiarism.
      • You will receive a zero if substantial portions of your work are taken from other sources without proper citation
    • have references and citations for your sources, including the textbook
      • Cite your sources in-text and provide references for each sources according to the APA Style Guide. FYI web addresses or links are not full references!
  • Essays are automatically submitted to SafeAssign. Watch the video – SafeAssign for Students – Blackboard Learn
    • Any work that SafeAssign identifies as having more than a 10% rate of plagiarism after quoted material and small matches (10 words or less) are excluded will not be read and will receive a grade of F (No points).
    • All essays must be written using Microsoft Office applications such as Word. Work that is not submitted through the assigned drop box or that is submitted using software that is not compatible with Safe Assign (SafeAssign accepts files in .doc, .docx, .docm, .ppt, .pptx, .odt, .txt, .rtf, .pdf, and .html file formats only) will not be read and will receive a grade of zero.
    • Submitting a paper that was already submitted by the student to another professor and/or course is also considered an act of academic dishonesty. Students who are found doing this will also receive an F (no points) for this assignment. Students must write a different new essay or paper for every class they take.
  • Essays must be submitted through the proper drop box. Essays that are not submitted through the assigned dropbox will not be accepted. Do not submit essays through the Comments Window!!
  • No essays will be accepted after the due date.
  • View the grading rubric above (Points Possible).
 
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