Reflection 4: Socio-economic Status (SES) Criteria Excellent (20) Good (15) Fair (10)

Reflection 4: Socio-economic Status (SES)

Criteria

Excellent (20)

Good (15)

Fair (10)

Poor (2)

Quality of Ideas

Demonstrates a clear and thorough knowledge of wealth distribution in the United States, poverty trap/the cycle of poverty, and suggests how to improve social welfare (5)

Demonstrates a good knowledge of wealth distribution in the United States, poverty trap/the cycle of poverty, and suggests ways to effective social welfare (4)

Demonstrates a fair knowledge of wealth distribution in the United States, poverty trap/the cycle of poverty, and suggests ways to effective social welfare (3)

Demonstrates little or knowledge of the topic (2)

Completeness

of Writing

Includes multiple references to the following: course reading(s) and online discussions (4)

Includes at least 1 reference to each of the following: course reading(s) and online discussions (3)

Includes at least 1 of the following: course reading(s) and online discussions (2)

Does not include any references to course readings or online discussions (0)

Critical

Analysis

Demonstrates a clear and coherent reflection on poverty trap, cycle of poverty, and America’s welfare system.

Application: What new knowledge or understanding did I gain? Why is this important?

Emotional intelligence: describe what you feel and how those feelings contribute, distract, enhance, or challenge you. What does this mean for you? (4)

Demonstrates a good reflection on poverty trap, cycle of poverty, and America’s welfare system.

Application: What new knowledge or understanding did I gain? Why is this important?

Emotional intelligence: describe what you feel and how those feelings contribute, distract, enhance, or challenge you. What does this mean for you? (3)

Demonstrates a fair personal reflection on poverty trap, cycle of poverty, and America’s welfare system.

Application: What new knowledge or understanding did I gain? Why is this important?

Emotional intelligence: describe what you feel and how those feelings contribute, distract, enhance, or challenge you. What does this mean for you? (2)

No personal reflection on the topic.

Application: What new knowledge or understanding did I gain? Why is this important?

Emotional intelligence: describe what you feel and how those feelings contribute, distract, enhance, or challenge you. What does this mean for you? (0)

Sources/

Supporting Research

Cites 3 or more credible sources

Thoughtful evaluation of all sources using CRAAP test

Uses APA citation correctly (4)

Cites 2 credible sources

Minimal evaluation of all sources using CRAAP test

A few APA errors (some formatting errors) (3)

Cites 1 credible source

Mentions CRAAP test

Major APA errors (used a different citation style, missing in-text citation or reference page) (2)

Does not use credible sources

No source evaluation

No citations (0)

Grammar

and Style

Paper is well organized

Sentence structure is correct

Exceeds 2 pages

Follows all font Guidelines: Double spaced (0 pt. before and after), 1” margins all around, 12-point font (Times Roman or Arial)

No spelling and grammar errors (3)

Paper is well organized

Sentence structure allows paper to be readable

Meets 2 pg. minimum

Follows most font guidelines: Double spaced (0 pt. before and after), 1” margins all around, 12-point font (Times Roman or Arial)

3-5 spelling and grammar errors (2)

Paper is not well organized.

Sentence structure is poor,

Does not meet 2 pg. min

Does not follow font guidelines): Double spaced (0 pt. before and after), 1” margins all around, 12-point font (Times Roman or Arial)

Spelling and grammar errors throughout (1)

Paper is unreadable due to poor organization, poor sentence structure, and spelling and grammar errors.

A 1-page paper will automatically result in a 10-point reduction (half the paper=half the points).

Does not follow font guidelines (0)

Content/Prompts:

In what ways could the government ensure a more equitable distribution of wealth/economic resources in the United States?

What is your understanding of the ‘poverty trap’? How does it keep people in the cycle of poverty?

With reference to reliable sources, suggest ways in which social welfare programs could be more effective in terms of breaking the cycle of poverty

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