Effects of Society on Child’s Education Strayer University SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology

 

Effects
of Society on Child’s Education
Strayer
University

SOC
100: Introduction to Sociology
Assignment# 1:Writing
Assignment – Part1
October26, 2014
Pr. Lisa Riggleman-Gross

Hypothesis
If a child is not suffering from social issues, then
he/she will succeed highly in achieving better education because social issues
such as: emotional, ethnic, gender, economic, cultural, and ethical issues
affect his/her performance.

Feed back from
professor:
Good topic but broad. How will you define “succeed” and you list many social issues. How
will you measure better education?

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?
Rubric
6. Grading for this assignment will be based on
having outline content provided for each segment of the paper and at least
three (3) quality references, using the following rubric.

Points: 100

Writing Assignment (Part 2): Investigate a Social Issue
Outline

Criteria

Unacceptable
Below
60% F

Meets
Minimum Expectations
60-69%
D

Fair
70-79%
C

Proficient
80-89%
B

Exemplary
90-100%
A

1. Specific
Hypothesis. Introduce your paper by identifying the specific hypothesis
you are evaluating in this paper.
Weight:
15%

Hypothesis
statement is missing, insufficient, inaccurate or incomplete.

Hypothesis
is not suitable for this exercise or is not stated in a clear manner.

A
hypothesis suitable for this exercise is stated in a manner that is not
entirely clear.

A
hypothesis suitable for this exercise is stated in a satisfactory manner.

A
hypothesis suitable for this exercise is stated in a clear and logical
manner.

2. Applicable
Sociological Concepts. Identify the sociological theories and terminology
from the text that apply to your social issue.
Weight:
15%

Missing,
insufficient, inaccurate or incomplete job of correctly identifying
sociological concepts and terminology.

Outline
insufficiently identifies sociological concepts and terminology.

Outline
partially identifies sociological concepts and terminology.

Outline
satisfactorily identifies sociological concepts and terminology.

Outline
completely and correctly identifies sociological concepts and terminology.

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.
Weight:
15%

Missing,
insufficient, or incomplete statement of the value of sociological research
on the issue. Missing, insufficient, or incomplete determination whether or
not there are (or would be) practical implications of sociological inquiry
into this issue.

Outline
insufficiently identifies the value of sociological research on the issue.
Outline insufficiently determines whether or not there are (or would be)
practical implications of sociological inquiry into this issue.

Outline
partially identifies the value of sociological research on the issue. Outline
partially determines whether or not there are (or would be) practical
implications of sociological inquiry into this issue.

Outline
satisfactorily identifies the value of sociological research on the issue. Outline
satisfactorily determines whether or not there are (or would be) practical
implications of sociological inquiry into this issue.

Outline
completely and correctly identifies value of sociological research on the
issue. Outline completely and correctly determines whether or not there are
(or would be) practical implications of sociological inquiry into this issue.

4. Evidence
(1 of 2). Analyze a line of evidence that pertains to the hypothesis
you are evaluating. Does it support your hypothesis? Are their possible
biases and / or alternative interpretations?
Weight:
15%

Missing,
insufficient, or incomplete response.

Outline
insufficiently identifies a line of evidence and relevant biases or
alternative explanations.

Outline
partially identifies a line of evidence and relevant biases or alternative
explanations.

Outline
satisfactorily identifies a line of evidence and relevant biases or
alternative explanations.

Outline
thoroughly identifies a line of evidence and relevant biases or alternative
explanations.

5. Evidence
(2 of 2). Analyze at least one (1) additional line of evidence
pertaining to the hypothesis you are evaluating. Does it support your
hypothesis? Are their possible biases and/or alternative
interpretations?
Weight:
15%

Missing,
insufficient, or incomplete response.

Outline
insufficiently identifies at least one (1) additional line of evidence
and relevant biases or alternative explanations.

Outline
partially identifies at least one (1) additional line of evidence and
relevant biases or alternative explanations.

Outline
satisfactorily identifies at least one (1) additional line of evidence
and relevant biases or alternative explanations.

Outline
thoroughly identifies at least one (1) additional line of evidence and
relevant biases or alternative explanations.

6. 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?
Weight:
15%

Missing,
insufficient, or incomplete conclusions.

Outline
insufficiently draws conclusions, or draws conclusions that are not
logical.

Outline
shows conclusions that partially follow from the evidence provided.

Outline
shows conclusions that mostly follow from the evidence provided.

Outline
shows conclusions that logically follow from the evidence provided.

7.
Quality of references.
Weight:
10%

Quantity
and / or quality of references are unacceptable.

One
(1) or fewer references and / or references are of poor quality.

Two
(2) or fewer references and / or the quality of references is questionable.

Minimum
of three (3) references and the quality of references is mostly good.

Minimum
of three (3) references and the quality of references is good.

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