1. Purpose: -To demonstrate the ability to evaluate an argument. 2. Topic: -Why is Hartford—the capital of one of the wealthiest states in the US—one of the poorest cities in the US? (focus on: highways, low ownership rates, taxes, car/home insurance) Main Paper (about 3 pages) - Please summarize your class presentation. PowerPoint and notes included from my presentation, but the ideas to focus on for the main paper are: highways, low ownership rates, taxes, car/home insurance in Hartford, CT One page – Please summarize at least one other students presentation. Powerpoint included from the student presentation on: What are some of the prevailing health issues for residents of Hartford? -Rates of children with asthma One page - What do these presentations suggest about Hartford? Presentation topics were: Why is Hartford—the capital of one of the wealthiest states in the US—one of the poorest cities in the US? What is happening in Hartford public schools? -Graduation rates, who teaches, neighborhood schools vs charter schools, CREC? What are some of the prevailing health issues for residents of Hartford? -Rates of children with asthma Is there a history of police violence in Hartford? -Are there gangs in Hartford? Are there homeless folks living in Hartford? How does living in Hartford compare to living in West Hartford? -demographics, schools, health, etc 3. The criteria for evaluating the paper: a) legibility/clarity of expression b) organization of paper based upon a strong thesis statement c) adequacy of the response in light of the topic d) accuracy and comprehensiveness in discussion of the material e) creative and critical reflection. 4. Paper specifications Points will be deducted for failure to meet these paper specifications. a. Name, class name, date and word count should be single-spaced in upper left corner of the first page and the first page only. b. Page layout: Typed, double-space, pages numbered. c. Length: word count must be at least 1,500 words...but no more than 1,800 words. d. Use the standard 12 pt. Times New Roman font. e. Please cite the texts appropriately according to MLA style. You may simply use parenthetical citations, (Desmond, 23). Please include a “Works Cited” page at the end (not to be included in the word count). This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message, including any attachments.