Reference the U.S. Census Bureau, Historical Income Tables: Families, Table F-3 (for family income changes 1947-1979) and Table F-1 (for family income changes 1979 to 2009). After reviewing the graphics develop a essay (150-500 words) analyzing the data as it relates to the U.S. distribution of household wealth over these two historical periods. After writing your essay, save a copy to your computer, select the “Core Essay 3″ above, scroll down to ” Assignment Submission”, select “Browse My Computer”, attach your essay and select the submit tab at the bottom of the screen.
The aim of this mini-essay assignment is to assist students in honing their analytical writing skills. This assignment will allow students to write clearly, concisely, and in a focused manner on an assigned topic. Students are (a) expected to purposefully incorporate key terms and concepts they are learning in the course, and (b) will be evaluated on the quality of the analysis of the data and how clearly the information is presented in a quantitative manner. *Students should feel free to write more than the minimum word-count to ensure a well-rounded response. Well-written essays are typically between 300-500 words. Each essay will be scored based on evidence of the following criteria: the student writing demonstrates a thorough analysis of the statistical chart, table or graph; and student calculations and/or statistical assumptions (where applicable) are accurate.