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SOC100 CUNY Borough of Manhattan Cheating at Stuyvesant High School Essay

SOC100

CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College

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I’m working on a Sociology exercise and need support.

Select ONE of the following prompts to respond to. the essay should be 2-3 pages (500-800 words), typed, double-spaced, using 12pt Times New Roman front.

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Select ONE of the following prompts to respond to. Your essay should be 2-3 pages (500-800 words), typed, double-spaced, using 12pt Times New Roman font. Carefully read the question and be sure to fully answer it, being as specific as possible. 1. Read the article linked below about cheating at Stuyvesant High School. Using one or more of the theories of deviance discussed in class (strain theory, subcultural functionalist theories, differential association, control theory, conflict theory, labeling theory) explain why students at Stuyvesant cheat. You should make sure to clearly explain the theory(ies) you are using and should use the students' own rationale, properly quoted and cited from the article, to support your argument. You should also discuss additional questions, such as: Why cheating is considered to be deviant? Who has determined that it is deviant? What does this tell you about power structures in particular social contexts? (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/education/stuyvesant-high-school-students-describerationale-for-cheating.html?_r=0) 2. Using what you have learned about the lower class, construct an imaginary family that might be typical of this class in the United States. Describe their background in terms of social class, their current way of life and the prospects for their future social mobility. Make sure to include all of the different components of social class, including education, occupation, income and wealth, and lifestyle. 3. Apply the sociological understanding of gender you have gained from class to discuss your own gender identity. Describe the impact of at least two different agents of socialization (such as family, peers, school, media, etc.) on your gender socialization and discuss your life chances as they are affected by your gender, including concepts from the book and class such as gender inequality, gender typing, the gender pay gap, balancing work and family, patriarchy, etc. Select ONE of the following prompts to respond to. Your essay should be 2-3 pages (500-800 words), typed, double-spaced, using 12pt Times New Roman font. Carefully read the question and be sure to fully answer it, being as specific as possible. 1. Read the article linked below about cheating at Stuyvesant High School. Using one or more of the theories of deviance discussed in class (strain theory, subcultural functionalist theories, differential association, control theory, conflict theory, labeling theory) explain why students at Stuyvesant cheat. You should make sure to clearly explain the theory(ies) you are using and should use the students' own rationale, properly quoted and cited from the article, to support your argument. You should also discuss additional questions, such as: Why cheating is considered to be deviant? Who has determined that it is deviant? What does this tell you about power structures in particular social contexts? (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/education/stuyvesant-high-school-students-describerationale-for-cheating.html?_r=0) 2. Using what you have learned about the lower class, construct an imaginary family that might be typical of this class in the United States. Describe their background in terms of social class, their current way of life and the prospects for their future social mobility. Make sure to include all of the different components of social class, including education, occupation, income and wealth, and lifestyle. 3. Apply the sociological understanding of gender you have gained from class to discuss your own gender identity. Describe the impact of at least two different agents of socialization (such as family, peers, school, media, etc.) on your gender socialization and discuss your life chances as they are affected by your gender, including concepts from the book and class such as gender inequality, gender typing, the gender pay gap, balancing work and family, patriarchy, etc. ...
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Cheating at Stuyvesant High School
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Introduction

Cheating refers to the act of academic dishonesty where a student engage sin acts that are
against the ethical guidelines of an academic work. It entails the use of unfair means to pass an
examination or do assignments. It may manifest in the form of plagiarism the work of a third
party or even copying work form unauthorized material during an examination of assignment. At
Stuyvesant High School, Cheating went too far to the point that the teachers and students found
it a normal practice. While the widespread cheating on the school was attributed to many factors,
the motivations of students to cheat can be explained by different sociological theories. None the
less, it is evident that cheating deviates from the social-cultural norms that promotes ethical
values and academic honesty.
Why students cheat in School based on the subcultural Functionalist Theories
The subcultural fun...

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