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Christina H.
Former after-school program director, credentialed teacher of 5 years
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Subject: Writing

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Question:

A student is giving a presentation on systemic racism in the United States. Write a paragraph that includes the facts below, and presents them in a logical way, using transitional phrases/words, a topic sentence, and conclusion. -In New York City, 88% of police stops in 2018 involved Black and Latinx people, while 10% involved white people. -Black Americans and white Americans use drugs at similar rates, but Black Americans are 6 times more likely to be arrested for it. -On average, Black men in the US receive sentences that are 19.1% longer than those of white men convicted for the same crimes.

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Answer:

In the United States, racism against our Black citizens is evidenced by the discrimination they face in the criminal justice system. They are targeted and punished at much higher rates then White people who commit similar crimes. For example, in New York City, 88% of police stops in 2018 involved Black and Latinx people, while only 10% involved white people. When crimes are actually committed, we see a similar pattern. Even though Black and White American use drugs at a similar rate, Black Americans are 6 times more likely to be arrested for it. If that wasn't bad enough, once they reach the court system and are convicted for the same types of crimes, Black men, on average, receive 19.1% longer sentences than White men. These statistic make it clear that the policing and criminal justice system in this country treat American citizens unfairly purely due to the color of their skin, and should be reformed to treat people fairly according to the nature of their crimes.

Subject: English

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Choose the most concise words from each pair to complete the sentence. Explain your choices. In the corner, a slim, black cat (crouched/sat) while it carefully watched the tiny white mouse as it (crawled/scurried) around the living room floor, searching desperately for a bite to eat.

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Answer:

Choice 1: "Crouched" is more concise than "sat." The act of crouching implies that the cat is in a hunting position, ready to pounce. This word is more appropriate than "sat" because the sentence explains that the cat is watching a mouse. We can infer that the cat is hunting the mouse, and the word "crouched" helps the reader take in that detail. Choice 2: "Scurried" is the more concise word because it implies that the mouse is moving with a certain quickness, while crawling implies it is moving slowly. Because the mouse is "searching desperately" for food, we can infer that it is moving quickly and even frantically, making "scurried" a better fit.

Subject: Algebra

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Several students get together to plan a fundraiser for their school's camping field trip. There are a total of 48 students who need financial support, and the school currently has exactly enough money to pay for only 12 of them. If the school has $6000, how much money will need to be raised to pay for the remaining students?

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Answer:

The student would need to raise a total of $18,000. I know this because if the school has $6000 to pay for 12 students equally, the cost of camping for each student must be $500. If the school can only pay for 12 of 48, then they must be able to pay for each of 36 students. At $500, the cost for 36 more students would be $18,000. I also know that 12 is 1/4 of 48, which would mean that $6000 is 1/4 of the total cost. 6000 is 1/4 of 24,000, so the remaining 3/4 would have to equal 18,000.

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