You will be writing a short essay about Ghettoside by Jill Leovy. You’re to give a summary of the book. To do this you’ll first need to read the book carefully, take notes, and make sure you have a good understanding of it. In your summary you should identify and explain the author’s argument and main points while giving an overview of the book and showing how it all fits together. Make sure this is organized and readable. Again, make sure you understand what the author is trying to accomplish, and clearly communicate this in your paper. The idea is to give a clear and accurate overview of the book, not just to give details about a few events or to try to tell about everything that happened.
Make sure pages are numbered.
You do not need outside references (material from outside the course), and generally you should not be using any. In particular, do not use book reviews of Ghettoside or any other sources about the book. You do not need a “References” section.
Writing in collaboration with other students or using another student’s paper in any way will also result if a failing grade, as will lending your paper to another student. Keep your papers to yourself and work independently.