AECT Written Assignment 2 (Essay)
For this assignment, you will write a 1,200-word essay
Your essay should be a critical response to one the following questions:
‘Higher education is a worthwhile investment’. To what extent do you agree with this statement?
You are expected to support your arguments using academic sources. Three sources for each question will be provided to help you in this writing task (see below). However, you are not required to use these sources.
The sources you use in your essay should be referenced (in-text and in your reference list).
Whilst the Harvard style of referencing is preferred, other referencing styles can be used if they are used correctly and consistently.
While you may use sources written for specialists in your academic discipline, your essay should be aimed at an educated audience with no such specialist knowledge.
Note that you must not submit the same or similar assignment, in its entirety or parts (paragraphs or sentences), that you submitted for another module. Such duplication would be regarded as plagiarism and would be detected by Turnitin software.
Value of Higher EducationAbel, J. R. and Deitz, R. (2014) ‘Do the Benefits of College Still Outweigh the Costs?’, Current Issues in Economics and Finance, 20(3), pp. 1–12.
Chan, R. Y. (2016) ‘Understanding the purpose of higher education: an analysis of the economic and social benefits for completing a college degree’, Journal of Education Policy, Planning and Administration, 6(5), pp. 1–40.
Cunningham, A. (2004) ‘The Broader Societal Benefits of Higher Education’, Solutions for Our Future Project, (202).
The word length includes titles, text and quotations, diagrams, charts and tables, as well as footnotes, but does not include appendices or your bibliography.
Type of assignment: Academic paper writing
Type of assignment: Essay
Number of sources: 5
Academic level: Bachelor
Paper format: Harvard
Line spacing: Double
Language style: UK English