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RELS 270 Peters Summer 2022 Paper Assignment #1 This paper assignment is due in

RELS 270
Peters
Summer 2022
Paper Assignment #1
This paper assignment is due in class on Wednesday June 15th. Please
email me a copy as well.
This hand-out is not all-inclusive. The instructor may give
additional instructions in class or via email.
1. Purpose:
-To demonstrate the ability to evaluate an argument.
2. Topic: -Why
is Hartford—the capital of one of the wealthiest states in the US—one of the
poorest cities in the US? (focus on: highways, low ownership rates, taxes, car/home
insurance)
Main Paper (about 3 pages) – Please summarize your class
presentation.
PowerPoint and notes
included from my presentation, but the ideas to focus on for the main paper
are: highways, low ownership rates, taxes, car/home insurance in Hartford, CT
One page – Please summarize at least one other students
presentation.
Powerpoint included from the student presentation on: What are some of the prevailing health issues
for residents of Hartford? -Rates of children with asthma
One page – What do these presentations suggest about
Hartford?
Presentation topics were:
Why is Hartford—the
capital of one of the wealthiest states in the US—one of the poorest cities in
the US?
What is happening in
Hartford public schools?
-Graduation rates,
who teaches, neighborhood schools vs charter schools, CREC?
What are some of the
prevailing health issues for residents of Hartford?
-Rates of children
with asthma
Is there a history
of police violence in Hartford?
-Are there gangs in
Hartford?
Are there homeless
folks living in Hartford?
How does living in Hartford
compare to living in West Hartford?
-demographics,
schools, health, etc
3. The criteria for evaluating the paper:
a)
legibility/clarity of expression
b)
organization of paper based upon a strong
thesis statement
c)
adequacy of the response in light of the topic
d)
accuracy and comprehensiveness in discussion of the material
e) creative and critical reflection.
4. Paper specifications
Points will be deducted for failure to meet these paper
specifications.
a.
Name, class name, date and word count should be single-spaced in upper left corner of the
first page and the first page only.
b.
Page layout: Typed, double-space, pages numbered.
c.
Length: word count must be at least 1,500 words…but no
more than 1,800 words.
d.
Use the standard 12 pt. Times New Roman font.
e.
Please cite the texts appropriately according to MLA
style. You may simply use parenthetical citations, (Desmond, 23). Please
include a “Works Cited” page at the end (not to be included in the word count).
f.
Please staple
your paper.

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