For this essay, you will write a definition of disability as the concept is explained/ represented in the course readings. To be clear, you are writing an essay, not simply a dictionary entry. Your definition of disability should attempt to describe the complexity of the term. You should include a clear thesis statement (perhaps a more elaborate version of “Disability means ______.”) . You will include areas of support— description/explanation—of disability within your essay’s body paragraphs. You should also incorporate secondary sources into your paper (you must use at least two of the course readings), clearly delineating between your ideas and those of your sources both rhetorically and through citation. Your definitional essay will likely refer to contrasting views of disability; this is fine, so long as that in the end, your definition of disability is clear.
Your essay should be 3-4 pages in length (not including the title page, abstract, or list of references), typed, double-spaced, in a standard font. You should use APA document and citation style.
****Two Course Readings are
1) “The Second Phase: From Disability Rights to Disability Culture.” by Longmore
2) The Social Model of Disability by Shakespeare, T.