After reviewing the resources provided below, construct an essay that argues
what it means to be a justice oriented citizen.
You are expected to use classroom resources, as well as your service experiences, and course objectives to construct an effective and thoughtful response.
An essay that is PROFICIENT will...
Establish a clear, thorough and original thesis that presents your idea on what it means to be a justice-oriented citizen.
Develop a strong argument by supplying relevant evidence, and address the opposing viewpoint(s) fairly and thoroughly.
Integrate relevant information from multiple authoritative print/digital/primary resources, as well as your own service experiences, to maintain a flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and over reliance on any one source, following a standard format for citation.
Demonstrate clear and coherent formal writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Listed below are some of the resources you might consider using. You SHOULD NOT use all of them. Rather, choose the two or three you feel will best help you develop your argument.
"Educating the Good Citizen"
"In the Service of Life"
The Danger of a Single Story
The Glass Castle
Tuesdays With Morrie
What We Don't Talk About When We Don't Talk About Service
Consider the Objectives
Review some of the course objectives we have addressed this year, and consider using them to demonstrate what it means to be a justice-oriented citizen.
PO # 6 - Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.
PO #9 - Identify causes of oppression against minority groups, and analyze proposed solutions.
PO #10 - Identify causes of oppression against the poor and homeless and analyze proposed solutions.
PO#11 Identify the causes of oppression against the poor and homeless and analyze proposed solutions.
Po #20 Engage in activities that meet community needs.
Plan Your Writing
Planning your writing will help you develop your argument and supporting evidence clearly. The photo below is a graphic organizer for a typical five-paragraph essay. You are welcome to use this approach, or plan as you feel appropriate.
Share Your Argument