Observations about education and what impacts (and enhances) student learningCase Assignment
After viewing “An Education in Equality,” “Learning Begins at Home,” “A
Military Education,” and “an Education,” write an organized and wellsupported
essay in which you make three observations about education
and what impacts (and enhances) student learning. Consider impacts and
influences such as parenting, home life, society, race, technology,
ethnicity, socioeconomics, etc.
A well-organized essay has a beginning, middle, and an end. The
beginning, or introduction, should include an opening sentence to grab
your reader’s attention. Follow the opening sentence with a brief
background on the topic or situation. In this case, it might be the state of
education today. The last sentence of the introduction is the thesis
statement. The thesis states the main point of the essay, which in this
case, would be what impacts/influences student learning.
A well-supported essay includes supporting points, details, and examples.
For this essay, you must decide the best way to organize the body of the
paper. Will you have a paragraph for each impact or enhancement? Will
you divide the body of your paper into three paragraphs, one for each
impact? In any case, each body paragraph must support (explain) your
reasoning (rationale) using specific details. Each body paragraph must
begin with a topic sentence that states the main point of the
paragraph.

The conclusion typically summarizes the main points of the essay and/or
closes with a lasting impression that connects the reader to their world.
You may wish to offer suggestions to reader about what makes for
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Be sure to proofread your essay and edit for proper grammar,
punctuation, diction (word choice), and spelling, as errors in sentence
skills will lower a final grade. A grade will be determined based on the
Module 1 Case expectations and the Trident University General
Education rubric for English found in the course syllabus.
Papers must be double-spaced in Times or Times New Roman font (12
cpi) with standard one-inch margins.
The first person “I” is not used in a formal essay, nor is the passive “you.”
In place of “you,” “one” may be used.
No secondary sources are to be used in the process of writing this first
paper; it is to be entirely written based on one's point of view and
supported with body points and details. If referring to any of the videos, be
sure to provide the source in the first instance.
Assignment Expectations
Write an essay (no less than three pages in length) that states an
original thesis statement on what impacts/influences student learning.
Demonstrate the ability to write clearly and cohesively when
expressing one’s ideas and/or intended purpose.
Demonstrate the ability to clearly state and support a thesis in an
organized and cohesive essay.