DUE Sun 9/20 (new due date): Short Writing Assignment No. 1. [originally due Fri 9/18]
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Short Writing Assignment No. 1, NEW DUE DATE is Sunday, September 20 by 5:00pm [originally due Friday, September 18].This assignment has two parts, the first part is individual, and the second part is collaborative.First, analyze the socioeconomic characteristics of your neighborhood and how much opportunity it offers to children growing up there. Second, compare your neighborhood with others on your team.
Additional info from Prof. Waters (emailed to class on 9/13):
National Income Data to Compare with Your Census Tract in Assignment One
Hello Gen Ed 1092 students,
In Assignment One you are asked to compare the income of kids raised in your census tract with national data on people with parents in that income percentile. I realize it is not easy to find the data on national estimates so here they are in the attached file and below.
Level of Income Attained by Children with Parents at 25th, 50th and 75th percentile from Opportunity Insights.
Kids who grew up with parents at 25 percentile: $22,491 Kids who grew up with parents at 50th percentile $46,645 Kids who grew up with parents at 75th percentile $82,647
This is the average income in adulthood of people who were born between 1978 and 1983. Incomes are measured at age 30 for children and between ages 25-35 for parents. Incomes are reported in 2014 dollars.
So when you use Opportunity Insights data to estimate the income of kids brought up in your census tract, these are the national estimates to compare your local estimates to.
If you have questions let me or your TF know.
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Course Collaboration Policy. Grades for the two collaborative short writing assignments will be assigned to all students in the group. For the two individual short writing assignments, the quizzes, and the course final assignment, each person is expected to present his or her own work. Discussion is always encouraged, but when doing individual work on writing assignments or exams, students should not exchange written outlines or texts. Work presented by an individual student must always properly cite quotations and indicate sources of evidence for each claim. Although materials beyond the course may be used, students are expected to master the course readings and cite parts of them where relevant.
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