From Race, Partisanship, and the Rise of Income Inequality in the United States, by Paul Pierson, APSA, 2016
After a close reading of this section of the article, and after your group has discussed it, each student will prepare and submit an essay that does the following:
Essay Part A (10 points):
In about 250 words (this is about one page, double-spaced, 12-point font, one-inch margins), please describe in your own words how this passage of Dr. Pierson’s article relates to what you have learned about American politics so far in Module 2. Be sure to make clear connections in this part of your essay.
Essay Part B (5 Points):
In about 150 words (this is about half a page, double-spaced, 12-point font, one-inch margins), write about what you have learned so far that you may not have known before or that is different from what you thought you knew.
To do well on this first installment of the Project Assignment, be sure you have followed instructions carefully and proofread for writing errors. I recommend using the free version of to help you identify and correct errors.