Sociology Writing Assignment Part 3

Nov 24th, 2014
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Week 8 Writing Assignment (Part 3) Submission

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Writing Assignment (Part 3): Investigate a Social Issue Draft  Due Week 8 and worth 120 points

Working from the outline and from the feedback of your professor, you will now develop a draft paper in which you formally write up your findings.  Specifically, you will submit a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you address all of the following:

  1. Specific Hypothesis.  Introduce your paper by identifying the specific hypothesis you are evaluating in this paper. 
  2. Applicable Sociological Concepts. Identify the sociological theories and terminology from the text that apply to your social issue
  3. Practical Implications.  Discuss the value of sociological research into your issue.  Determine whether or not there are (or would be) practical implications of sociological inquiry into this issue.  
  4. Evidence.  This is the most important part of the paper.  Analyze  at least two (2) lines of evidence that pertain to the hypothesis you are evaluating.  Does the evidence support your hypothesis?  For each type of evidence, consider possible biases and alternative interpretations.  
  5. Conclusions.  Draw conclusions based on the evidence that you have discovered. Does the evidence confirm or refute your hypothesis?  Is the evidence sufficiently convincing to draw firm conclusions about your hypothesis?  

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Evaluate the various methodologies for sociological research.
  • Apply the sociological perspective to a variety of socioeconomic and political problems.
  • Critically examine how society shapes individuals and how individuals shape society.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in sociology.
  • Write clearly and concisely about sociology using proper writing mechanics.

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Writing Assignment Overview

In this Assignment, you will consider a social issue that interests you. It could be human freedom, sexuality, deviance, crime, social mobility, poverty, education, aging, or another similar issue. Within that general issue, you will select a specific hypothesis to evaluate.  You will conduct library research to gather and critically evaluate evidence that bears on your hypothesis

This assignment is completed in four (4) stages that build on each other.  At each stage, you should keep the final stage in mind.  

Stage (and Week due)

Point Value

Description of Stage

Grading criteria

1 (Week 3)

50

Identifying the Hypothesis

Hypothesis is stated in a clear manner. 

2 (Week 5)

100

Outline and Preliminary List of References

Content is provided for each component of the paper.  A list of at least three (3) references is provided.

3 (Week 8)

120

Draft 1

Evaluated on content for each component, as well as writing skills, and use of citations and references.

4 (Week 10)

150

Final Version

Evaluated on content for each component, as well as writing skills, and use of citations and references.

In the final stage of this assignment, you will submit a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:

  1. Specific Hypothesis. Introduce your paper by identifying the specific hypothesis you are evaluating in this paper. 
  2. Applicable Sociological Concepts. Identify the sociological theories and terminology from the text that apply to your social issue
  3. Practical Implications. Discuss the value of sociological research into your issue.  Determine whether or not there are (or would be) practical implications of sociological inquiry into this issue.  
  4. Evidence. This is the most important part of the paper.  Analyze  at least two (2) lines of evidence that pertain to the hypothesis you are evaluating.  Does the evidence support your hypothesis?  For each type of evidence, consider possible biases and alternative interpretations.  
  5. Conclusions. Draw conclusions based on the evidence that you have discovered. Does the evidence confirm or refute your hypothesis?  Is the evidence sufficiently convincing to draw firm conclusions about your hypothesis?  

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