The purpose of this essay is for you to reflect on, and explain how, the material from this course relates to you as a person, as a Rutgers University student, and as a worker. Write your essay on this topic:
Which labor issue discussed in the second half of this course (after the midterm) affects you the most?For instance, you could write about issues surrounding workers’ rights, race, ethnicity, gender, family leave, scheduling, immigration, collective bargaining, unions, labor activism, or public policy.Describe the issue, how and why it affects you (either positively or negatively), and how you plan to address this issue as a student or as a worker.
Your essay needs to draw on and cite evidence from course materials, including class lecture and discussion topics, readings, and videos. Sources should be cited either in footnotes or parenthesis at the end of sentences and paragraphs. Your essay should have a clear introductory paragraph, supporting paragraphs that are based around how course material relates to your experiences, and a conclusion paragraph. The length of the essay should be 2 to 3 pages (approximately 500 to 750 words). Well-written submissions will be clear, convincing, concise, and free of grammatical errors and typos.