When Essay Questions contain multiple parts (Ex: Part a, Part b, etc.) – the length in still 400 words for the entire essay answers (400 words for a + b together). Some questions have short replies, some have longer. Be sure to have an Introduction in the paper that introduces each question/topic in the essay you will be discussing. Remember the guidelines in the Syllabus: No numbering, bulleting or outlining. So do not write Essay question 2a and then discuss it, and then write Essay question 2b and then discuss it as if they are two short answer questions.
Students can choose to either: write 400 word count essay for each Part (400 words for Part a and 400 words for Part b), which means 2 separate essays (saved in 1 Word document for uploading to Discussion) or combine the question parts into one 400 word essay as discussed above. This is a choice each student will have to make when the questions have multiple parts. Some students may want to present the topics in separate essays when they do not cover similar concepts from the text and the questions are vastly different.
Chapter 7: Social Class and Inequality in the U.S.
7a.What are the key dimensions and trends related to income inequality in the United States today? What about wealth inequality? How would you expect these trends to evolve or change in the coming decade? Explain your reasoning. (Don’t forget to define all new terms)
7b.How is the poverty rate determined in the United States? What is the origin of this formula, and what are its strengths and weaknesses?