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Life Skills Writing Prompt
You will be writing an IRAC essay to answer the prompt of your choice. Be sure all of
your general statements are supported with specific details, examples or quotes. Please
type (12 pt font and double spaced) or write in dark blue or black ink. Be sure to skip
lines. Attach this assignment sheet to your paper before turning it in. This paper will be
graded on the 4-point rubric found on the back of this assignment sheet.
The Financial Peace Curriculum (Dave Ramsey curriculum)
has been offered in Life Skills for a few years. Evaluate the
potential of such a program. What have you learned that you
can use right now? What have you learned that you plan to
use later in life? How has this program influenced your views?
What potential does it have? How could the implementation of
the program be more effective?
How does Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace Curriculum
reflect/relate to the values found in the Core Democratic
Life The individual’s right to life should be considered inviolable except in certain highly restricted and extreme
circumstances, such as the use of deadly force to protect one’s own life or the lives of others.
Liberty The right to liberty is considered an unalterable aspect of the human condition. Central to this idea of liberty is
the understanding that the political or personal obligations of parents or ancestors cannot be legitimately forced on
people. The right to liberty includes personal freedom; political freedom; economic freedom
The Pursuit of Happiness It is the right of citizens in the United States constitutional democracy to attempt to attain—
“ pursue”—happiness in their own way, so long as they do not infringe upon the rights of others.
Common Good The public or common good requires that individual citizens have the commitment and motivation—
that they accept their obligation—to promote the welfare of the community and to work together with other members
for the greater benefit of all.
Justice People should be treated fairly in the distribution of the benefits and burdens of society, the correction of
wrongs and injuries, and in the gathering of information and making of decisions.
Equality All citizens have: Political equality and are not denied these rights unless by due process of law; legal
equality and should be treated as equals before the law; social equality so as there should be no class hierarchy
sanctioned by law: economic equality which tends to strengthen political and social equality for extreme economic
inequality tends to undermine all other forms of equality and should therefore be avoided.
Diversity Variety in culture and ethnic background, race, lifestyle, and belief is not only permissible but desirable and
beneficial in a pluralist society.
Truth Citizens can legitimately demand that truth-telling as refraining from lying and full disclosure by government be
the rule, since trust in the veracity of government constitutes an essential element of the bond between governors and
Popular Sovereignty The citizenry is collectively the sovereign of the state and holds ultimate authority over public
officials and their policies.
Patriotism Virtuous citizens display a devotion to their country, including devotion to the fundamental values and
principles upon which it depends. They should exhibit a reasoned commitment to the core democratic values in their
words and deeds.
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Scoring Rubric---Writing
The writing focuses on the topic. The topic may not be explicitly stated, but can be easily
inferred by the reader. The text includes appropriate details and or examples based on the
student’s prior knowledge and experience. There is a clear organizational structure with
transitions between ideas, resulting in a unified whole. The writing demonstrates use of
mostly precise word choice and syntax. Errors in language conventions ( e.g., grammar,
spelling, punctuation, and capitalization) do not interfere with understanding.
The Writing is mostly on topic. May not be explicitly stated, but can be inferred with
little effort by the reader. There is some development of the topic with appropriate details
and or examples. The text reflects a mostly organized structure and may include
transitions between ideas. The writing demonstrates some attention to word choice and
syntax. Errors in language conventions (e.g., Grammar, spelling, punctuation, and
capitalization) may slightly interfere with understanding.
The writing is somewhat on topic. If not explicitly stated, the topic may not be easily
inferred. There is limited development with simplistic details and or examples. The focus
may wander. The writing lakes a clear organizational structures, and ideas may be
repetitive. Errors in language conventions (e.g., Grammar, spelling, punctuation, and
capitalization) may make things difficult.
The writing shows some evidence of an attempt to respond to the prompt, although there
is little or no development of the topic and little direction. The vocabulary may be limited
to one or two words, not a complete sentence. The text may show minimal sound/ letter
correspondence and use of language conventions. Errors may make understanding nearly
Not Ratable if:
A- Off topic
B- Illegible
C- Written in a language other than English
D- Blank/ refused to respond