Concept Essay Requirements The topic I chose was: Impact of Racism and Poverty


Concept Essay Requirements
The topic I chose was: Impact of Racism and Poverty on the Academic and Extra-curricular Performance on Young African Americans
Write a concept essay that is 1,500-2,000 words in length. The essay content should be primarily informative, objective (not opinionated), and thorough. The essay must include a focused explanation of the concept you selected. Ask yourself: “What is the main point I want to make?” The point should answer the “So what?” question, including “Why am I writing about this concept? Why is it interesting or important?”
The essay must include clear and logical organization, and employ explanatory strategies such as definition, classification, comparison-contrast, example, cause-effect, and/or illustration.
The essay should be research-based, accurate, and timely. Do not move from one quote or paraphrase to the next. The research needs to be synthesized, and all parts of the essay need to include your personal, original, and logical connections and explanations so that your audience can clearly understand the information.
The essay must have a one-sentence thesis statement that indicates your topic and stance on the subject.
If appropriate, use headings to identify the different parts of the essay.
At least one graphic or visual must be included in the essay. The graphic may be a photo, map, chart, graph, or table. Make sure that the image is properly scaled and easy to read. Any image that is included would need a caption/label and documentation if you did not take the photo or create the image yourself.
Place the caption/label right underneath the image/figure. Image documentation should look like this example:
Image 1 found on 7 March 2021 at http://www.iowafalls.com/ifs.jpg
The final essay and the Works Cited page must follow MLA citation guidelines. The Works Cited page does not count towards the minimum word count.
Each research article must have at least one in-text citation (a summary, a paraphrase, or a direct quotation) in the essay. Carefully edit and proofread the final draft to eliminate errors in grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. Pay attention to word choice and writing style.
Submit the final draft as an attachment via designated dropbox. Submissions through email or Inbox Messages will not be accepted.
Only DOC, DOCX, ODT, RTF, or PDF file types will be accepted.
The topic I chose was: Impact of Racism and Poverty on the Academic and Extra-curricular Performance on Young African Americans
Here is a sample concept essay (Links to an external site.) written by one of my students. This essay received an A.


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