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:
Specific Hypothesis. Introduce your paper by identifying the specific hypothesis you are
evaluating in this paper.
Applicable Sociological Concepts. Identify the sociological theories and terminology from the text
that apply to your social issue
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.
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.
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.