Global Trafficking Spring 2022 Essay Option Essay Questions (Pick ANYONE) Week 8:

Global Trafficking
Spring 2022
Essay Option
Essay Questions (Pick ANYONE)
Week 8: How does Denise Brennan explain that trafficking into forced labor in the U.S. occurs along a spectrum of migrant exploitation? What does she mean by the concept of “subjectivity of coercion?” How does this concept help us understand the experiences of people trafficked into forced labor and the choices they make to stay or to leave their situations? Discuss one of the examples of domestic workers Brennan uses in the book (Maria, Eva, or Flo) to illustrate all parts of your answer.
Draw upon both the lectures + the assigned reading for the week (chapters from Brennan’s book) + additional material (Brennan podcast OR NYT article on New York Domestic Workers Alliance).
Instructions
Note that you now have a choice between doing an exam and an essay for the final. This is the essay option.
Choose any ONE question to answer among the options provided.
You just need to write ONE essay.
Do not answer all the questions and then have us pick the ones you scored best on.
Essay writing tips: https://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/essay-exams/
This link is also posted on the course syllabus, under Modules: Syllabus, and under Modules: Week 5 and Week 10.
Please make sure your essays are not merely descriptive, but also analytical.
Length:
3 double-spaced pages (note the modification from the original syllabus).
Please stick to the page limit.
Submission Deadline
Due on Canvas by Thursday, June 9, 11:59 p.m.
Grace Period: You may submit up until 9 a.m. Friday, June 10, with no late penalty.
No further extensions are possible.
Canvas will close the submissions at the end of the grace period.
Submission Instructions
Canvas – Assignments – Final Essay.
Please indicate in the title of your paper which Week’s Question you are answering.
Formats for uploads: doc, docx, or pdf.
No other formats like Pages, please.
If you encounter any technical difficulties with your submission:
If you have technical issues submitting your paper on Canvas before the deadline that day, please save the document as your name-midterm essay and email it to your TA, Yiping Cai: yipinc1@uci.edu.
It must be emailed to her by the grace period to avoid the late penalty.
You will still need to submit your essay on Canvas so it can be run through Turnitin. The TA will follow up with you.
Policy on Submission Deadline
Course policy on late submissions, including late penalty: see syllabus p. 3.
If you do not turn your essay in by the grace period, the late submission policy will start to apply, apart from truly extenuating circumstances.
2 points will be taken off per day your paper is late.
Sources to use
Read the prompts provided for each question carefully.
They list the sources you are required to use, including lectures, assigned reading, and assigned or in-class videos/ films.
Some of the topics that were light on reading expect you to use some additional material as explained in the lectures.
References and Citation
Name all authors and videos you reference within the text of your essay, with dates of publication.
Include a Works Cited/Bibliography section at the end of your essay.
Ppt on how to do APA citations – available on Canvas under Modules: Syllabus and Modules: Week 5 and Week 10.
How to cite class lectures:
In the text of your essay, indicate that you are citing the lecture. E.g. “In her lecture on April 14, Professor Ramachandran mentioned….”
In the Works Cited at the end, list: Ramachandran, Vibhuti. Global Trafficking Spring 2022, (Date) Lecture.
Basic Grading Information
Your essay is worth 100 points and will count towards half of the 50% of your grade in the class, see syllabus p. 9.
Basic Grading CRITERIA:
Each of these criteria is worth 20 points.
Answered the Question?
Quality of Analysis
Quality of Writing
Use of Course Material–Reading
Use of Course Material–Lecture
For more grading information, see p. 4-6 of this document.
Plagiarism
We will be using Turnitin while grading your papers.
Any evidence of plagiarism places the entire essay into C or a lower grade, depending on the extent of plagiarism exhibited. For details, please see the statement on Academic Integrity on your course syllabus.
Is it possible to get feedback on drafts of essays?
No, but you are welcome to come to your instructor or TA’s office hours if you have specific questions about the assignment or want to get a sense of whether you are headed in the right direction.
More Grading Information
GRADE SCALE
A+ 98 –100
B+ 88 – 89
C+ 78 – 79
D+ 68 – 69
F 0 – 59
A 92 – 97
B 82 – 87
C 72 – 77
D 62 – 67
A- 90 – 91
B- 80 – 81
C- 70 – 71
D- 60 – 61
Grading Rubric
The rubric below is merely a guide. All possible scenarios that come up during grading cannot be covered or anticipated, some essays may be strong in some areas and weak in others, and grading is always in comparison to the rest of the class.
Criteria
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
Meets all of the criteria for an “A” post exceptionally well.
Meets all of these criteria
Overall a good post, with some combination of the following flaws:
Demonstrate a greater extent of the flaws listed under A-posts and/ or other flaws listed specifically under this category.
Demonstrate a greater extent of the flaws listed under B+ posts and/or other flaws listed specifically under this category.
Demonstrate a greater extent of the flaws listed under B posts and/or other flaws listed specifically under this category.
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Answered the Question?
Effectively answered the question.
Mostly answered the question, with 1-2 missing elements, inadequacies, inconsistences, errors, etc.
Partially answered the question, with more than 2 missing elements, inadequacies, inconsistences, errors, etc.
Missed out on three important components of the instructions.
Some components were inadequately addressed.
Missed out on more than three important components of the instructions. Some components were inadequately addressed.
2
Quality of Analysis
Original – no evident plagiarism, no reliance upon generic internet sources.
Makes strong and effective contrasts and connections.
Uses illustrative examples.
Strong analysis
Analysis is headed in the right direction, but is somewhat lacking.
Inadequate and/or partially incorrect analysis.
Weak and/or significantly incorrect analysis
Analysis is minimal at best.
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Quality of Writing
Clearly written and explained.
Clearly written and explained.
Some lack of clarity in writing/ explanation.
Substantial lack of clarity in writing/ explanation.
Considerable lack of clarity in writing/ explanation.
Complete lack of clarity in writing/ explanation, “all over the place.”
4
Use of Course Material – Reading
Demonstrates that the student actually did the reading (at least the main author/s from the assigned topic indicated on the syllabus).
Actually draws upon the reading. Use of arguments and/or examples, quotes etc. from the reading is correct, effective, and integrated with the analysis.
Draws upon the reading, but could have made better use of it – lacks sufficient
explanation
or elaboration. Uses the reading somewhat incorrectly.
Draws minimally from the reading. Draws upon parts of it that are not relevant to what was covered in lecture. Uses the reading very incorrectly.
It is evident that the student didn’t do the reading.
Student does not refer to the main author/s for the assigned topic as indicated on the syllabus.
5
Use of Course Material – Lecture
Demonstrates that the student has paid attention during lecture and understood the main points that were highlighted
Explains issues and debates + uses authors, videos etc. correctly as explained in lecture.
Explains issues and debates + uses authors and videos as explained in lecture, with some inconsistencies and/ or inaccuracies.
Uses ideas and concepts from lecture but uses them incorrectly or to make the opposite argument to what was explained in lecture.
Uses ideas and concepts from course material, but the entire framework is substantially different from the explanations in lecture.
Essay indicates that the student has barely paid attention during lecture or failed to review the lecture slides.
“C+” category essays:
Did not address most of the required components of the essay.
General treatment of the topic without any connection to class.
Demonstrate substantially incorrect or flawed understanding of topic.
“C” category essays:
Demonstrate any combination of the flaws of “C+” essays, +
Demonstrate completely incorrect or flawed understanding of topic.
Addressed at the most 1 component of the essay, which is somewhat clearly written.
“C-“category essays:
Poorly Written.
About 1/4th of the essay is copy-pasted from wikipedia or other forms of plagiarism.
“D” category essays:
Any combination of the following problems:
Made some sort of vague point about the topic but completely lacking in any connection to the class.
Did not address any of the components of the assignment.
Half or more of the essay is copy-pasted from wikipedia or exhibits other forms of plagiarism.
“F” category essays:
No submission.
Only copy/pasted or only used wikipedia or exhibits other forms of plagiarism.
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