“Public schools and the American dream.”

Hochschild, Jennifer. 2001. “Public schools and the American dream.” Dissent, Fall: 35-42. Published Version http://www.hks.harvard.edu/inequality/Summer/Summer00/papers/Hochschild1.PDF

A.What is the purpose of the article?
This article focuses on how high quality education (especially early education) helps students of all backgrounds achieve upward mobility in American society.

B.What are the primary questions addressed?
2.Answer the following questions as they pertain to the chosen article. Remember, do not use personal pronouns or contractions. Also, eliminate “filler” words and use the language of the course when possible.

PART I
a.What is the purpose of the article?
b.What are the primary questions addressed?
c.What kind of information is used as evidence in the article?
PART II
d.Identify, define, and briefly discuss the major questions, ideas, and/or concepts of the piece.
e.What insight was gained? What is the most important learning point? How does this article impact student thinking?
PART III
f.How effective is the author in making his/her case? How convincing is their evidence and/or argument?
g.What connections can be made between this article and ideas, readings, video, or other class content from this course this summer?

Sample Solution

ACED ESSAYS