Identify a social issue of interest from a recent newspaper article and briefly describe the issue (concept from rubric:

  • Identify a social issue of interest from a recent newspaper article and briefly describe the issue (concept from rubric: inquiry)
  • Compare and contrast two middle-range theories that relate to the selected social issue (concept from rubric: analysis)
  • Critically evaluate the theories and explain which appears more plausible and why (concept from rubric: synthesis)
  • Propose a coherent conclusion about the theories (concept from rubric: product).
  • The essay must be grammatically correct with appropriate word choice, tone, and sentence structure.
  • The student should use appropriate sources and documentation.
  • The essay should be effectively organized with a logical order overall as well as being well-ordered within each section and having good transitions between sections.
  • The essay should begin with an introduction that identifies the social issue and provides a brief outline for the essay.
  • The body of the essay should focus on the application and critical examination of the theories to the social issue.
  • The essay should end with a conclusion statement.