A. P. U. S. Govt and Politics Writing #5: Civil Rights and Affirmative Action



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A.P. U.S. Govt. and Politics Writing #5:

Civil Rights and Affirmative Action

DUE DATE: Monday, January 6, 2014

POINT VALUE: 100 points

  1. In class we are discussing Ch. 5 in the textbook, about Civil Rights and public policies related to ending discrimination.

  2. For this assignment you are to write an expository essay comparing and contrasting the fight for women’s rights (including suffrage) to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s.

  3. The requirements for your essay are as follows:

  • Typed and double-spaced, size 12 font, and MINIMUM of 5 paragraphs (with an introduction stating main points and arguments, body with supporting details, and conclusion restating your viewpoint).

  • Discussion of the most important people and events of both movements for rights.

  • Comparing and contrasting the successes and failures of both movements.

  • Analysis of how Affirmative Action has attempted to overcome discrimination in the U.S.—and whether or not this is the most effective strategy to do so.

  1. Make sure your essay is proofread and free of grammatical and spelling errors before turning it in.

A.P. U.S. Govt. and Politics Writing #5:

Civil Rights and Affirmative Action

DUE DATE: Monday, January 6, 2014

POINT VALUE: 100 points

  1. In class we are discussing Ch. 5 in the textbook, about Civil Rights and public policies related to ending discrimination.

  2. For this assignment you are to write an expository essay comparing and contrasting the fight for women’s rights (including suffrage) to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s.

  3. The requirements for your essay are as follows:

  • Typed and double-spaced, size 12 font, and MINIMUM of 5 paragraphs (with an introduction stating main points and arguments, body with supporting details, and conclusion restating your viewpoint).

  • Discussion of the most important people and events of both movements for rights.

  • Comparing and contrasting the successes and failures of both movements.

  • Analysis of how Affirmative Action has attempted to overcome discrimination in the U.S.—and whether or not this is the most effective strategy to do so.

  1. Make sure your essay is proofread and free of grammatical and spelling errors before turning it in.

A.P. Govt. Writing #5 Rubric

Name:____________________________ Class Per.: _____________Date:________

Criteria

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Typed and double-spaced with a 5-paragraph structure (including intro. and conclusion); proofread and free of errors

Essay is not typed

Essay is typed; may not be double-spaced throughout; has some structure to it; is missing one or more paragraphs; has many errors that take away from understanding

Essay is typed and double-spaced; either the intro. or conclusion (or both) are weak; has a few noticeable errors—but mostly understood

Essay is typed and double-spaced throughout; very good structure with quality intro. and conclusion; has almost no errors and is easily read

Discussion of the most important people and events of both the women’s rights movement

Essay discusses either people OR events—not both

Essay discusses both—but more important ones could have been included

Essay discusses both—but one could be much stronger

Essay discusses both—with strong examples of each

Discussion of the most important people and events of the Civil Rights Movement

Essay discusses either people OR events—not both

Essay discusses both—but more important ones could have been included

Essay discusses both—but one could be much stronger

Essay discusses both—with strong examples of each

Comparing and contrasting the two movements

Essay does one—but not both

Essay compares and contrasts both movements in a limited way

Essay compares and contrasts both movements to some extent—but may need to draw better conclusions

Essay strongly and consistently compares and contrasts the two movements—with excellent conclusions about similarities and differences

Analysis of Affirmative Action as a method to end discrimination

Essay fails to include analysis of Affirmative Action

Essay has some analysis of Affirmative Action

Essay has good analysis of affirmative action—but may need more connection to its use to end discrimination

Essay has strong analysis of Affirmative Action—as well as how it is used to end discrimination



Total points: _____________

X 5 = ______________

Teacher comments: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________


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