Tammys Story People Like Us Episode 4 Social Class in America Analysis

Tammys Story People Like Us Episode 4 Social Class in America Analysis

This week we talked about Social Class in America. This is a touchy subject. Some people might feel anxious when forced to think or talk about social class. Other people might be fairly un-bothered by the subject.

In class on Wednesday, we watched Tammy’s Story:

Tammy’s Story – People Like Us episode #4

As you watch this segment, I want you to think carefully about the following two questions:

1. What characteristics mark people as belonging to one class or another?

2. How does growing up in a particular social class affect one’s self image and worldview?

For this week’s essay, please write up your responses to those two questions while using evidence and examples from the video “Tammy’s Story”

On the document header, please clearly indicate that you are responding to “Essay A” or “Essay B” and make sure the file you submit is .doc, .docx, or .pdf.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

Your response must be between 500-600 words.