Project 2: “Exploring Prejudice”

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Project 2: “Exploring Prejudice”
Informative Essay
Overview/Purpose:  Many of us have faced the issue of prejudice in our lives.  Though often the term brings to mind the issue of racism, it is actually much broader than that.  As a college student, and as you listen to and read about current events, you may find that you are faced with confronting issues of prejudice that you may not have thought about before.
Helping your readers to better understand the causes of prejudice will be a major focus of Project 2.  We began this unit by reading an oral history that demonstrated the personal growth of a former KKK leader.  “C.P. Ellis” by Studs Terkel provided us with the opportunity to look at prejudice through the eyes of this particular individual and his experiences.  But, what may have caused his deep seated beliefs?  Vincent Parrillo attempts to identify the causes of prejudice by defining both the psychological and sociological aspects of it.  As you reflect on these essays, think about the examples you noticed in “C.P. Ellis” based on the terms that you learned from Parrillo.
Assignment:  For this project, you will help your readers better understand the causes of prejudice by drawing on the definitions provided by Vincent Parrillo and the examples provided in our assigned readings.
In addition, you will add a personal perspective by drawing on your own experiences as well.
Your thesis should be explicit, and placed at the end of your introduction.  A good thesis for this assignment might look something like:
The three major causes of prejudice are ______, _______, ______.  The three main points will then become the three topic sentences for your body paragraphs.
Support and Development:  Since the focus of your essay is on illustrating several causes of prejudice, it will be extremely helpful to use quotes from the texts to strengthen your thesis.  Remember to cite your sources in the text.  Remember your essay should have a clear point, plenty of evidence to support your point, proper transitions between paragraphs, and a strong closing.  All paragraphs should support your thesis, thus creating a coherent essay.
Audience:  Write this essay for an academic audience: your instructor and your classmates.
Style:  Third-person point of view works well for an informative essay.  However, since you will be providing examples from your own experiences as well, you may need to also use first-person point of view. Your grammar, sentences, word choices, and spelling should be as proficient as possible.  Second person voice should not be used.
Presentation: Your final essay should be at least two typed, doubled-spaced pages in length. Use an MLA-style heading and centered title.

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