This is a real student paper turned in at SIU for Unit 1. It’s not perfect, but it’s a good example of the Investigative Essay form: Sample Unit 1 Paper
Here is the Unit 1 Rubric I will be using when I grade your papers.
What does the sample paper do well? What could be improved? What grade would you give it if you were the teacher?
By popular request, I will try putting all of the homework assignments for the week in a single post. Let me know what you think of this system!
for TUESDAY June 17: A 2-4 page draft of your Unit 1 paper is due for Peer Review. Make to print it out and bring a paper copy to class.
for WEDNESDAY June 18: Your 3-4 page paper is due!
for THURSDAY June 19: Read guidelines for both parts of Unit 2: Essay+2A+Guidelines and Essay+2B+Guidelines
for FRIDAY June 20: Read Immigrants: Is There a Recipe for Success? Model annotation (with MLA citation) due today.
for MONDAY June 23: Read How We Built the Ghettos: A brief introduction to America’s long history of racist housing policy. Model annotation (with MLA citation) due today.
For Monday, please read this response to Tal Fortgang’s article:
View story at Medium.com
No written assignment required … but you’d better read it carefully. I’m not kidding.
Also, please read pages 153-164 from the Allyn and Bacon etext, which you can access through Salukinet. I’m also uploading a pdf here: Writing an Exploratory Essay. Have a nice weekend!
Here are your classmates’ brilliant ideas (listed in no particular order). This is a great start!
-Race in sports
-Race in the media
-Film and racism
-Effect of race and/or class on jail sentences
-Social dynamics of race and/or class in prison
-Race in college/completion of college/college debt/financial aid
-People of color in the STEM fields
-Horticulture/agriculture and racism and/or class prejudice
-Racial make-up of top earners
-Race and/or class and government assistance
-Race and voting
-Privileged experiences and equality
-IQ results and class
-The legacy of slavery
This article appeared in <i>Time</i> recently. It got a lot of attention and inspired a lot of reactions. What do you think? Please read the article and write a 2 page response. Make sure to include an MLA citation.
Why I’ll Never Apologize for my White Male Privilege
Please read these two short articles on privilege and write a 2 page double-spaced response. You must include a correctly-formatted MLA citation for each article.
The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack