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Paper Requirements: 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)


Identifying the Hypothesis

Hypothesis is stated in a clear manner.

2 (Week 5)


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)


Draft 1

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

4 (Week 10)


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:

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?

Here is what I submitted for the Hypothosis statement: A society where people consider both parties of a relationship equal instead of being male dominant, where both the lady of the house as well as the men are entitled to have different opinions and are respected equally.

I need to write a paper based off the following statement, and with all of the requirements above. Please let me know if this is something you would like to do. Thank you!! ūüôā


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