This introductory essay is to assist in the development of comprehension, analytical, and writing skills at a scholarly level. You will need to synthesise the relevant information from your reading, analyse the arguments made and then link the elements together in your response. Referencing, both in-text and the reference list, is another essential skill to develop for scholarly writing.
Finally, the skills of proofreading and editing are important as your submitted essay should be largely free of typographical and similar errors, and grammar should be consistently sound.
In Reading 2.3 Peter Sutton (2001, 13) argues that ‘the problems Aboriginal people face arise from a complex mix of external forces and ancient social and cultural factors’.
Critically evaluate this statement. In your answer you will need to• demonstrate an understanding of the extent of disadvantage• identify the range of causal factors (including socioeconomic, historical, structural and cultural factors) and• demonstrate how these factors are interrelated
you are required to refer to the relevant Readings in your reader for this essay. For example, in particular, Readings 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 3-1, 5-2, 7-1, 7-2.