For the writing assignment in this course, you should select one the topics below to write a 4-6-page essay in which you critically review the literature related to one aspect of your chosen topic using no fewer than 5 (FIVE) additional scholarly journal articles from the TWU Library website. If you wish to choose a topic outside of the list below, consult with your instructor. You may use readings from this course as part of your essay, but you must use the FIVE additional scholarly sources in addition to whichever course readings you wish to include. Newspapers, Wikipedia, Tumblr, Facebook, Buzzfeed articles, and all other non-scholarly sources are strictly prohibited. The topic you choose must relate to social inequality. The topics provided below are intended to be broad, giving you freedom to take your topic in the direction you choose.
Topics to choose from
Gender & Inequality
Race & Ethnic Inequality
Health & Inequality
Crime & Inequality
Globalization & Inequality
Modern Day Social Movements & Inequality
Technology & Inequality
The writing assignment in this course is considered formal writing this means that I expect you to do all of the following: Write with purpose. Each sentence should contribute to your overall writing (no fillers like very very very very interesting). Additionally, you should use the same glossary of terms that the readings authors use; do not make up your own descriptors or tell the reader Basically Your tone should be literal and formal using proper English spelling and grammar. Do not use clichs, text speak (e.g. ROFL), emoji, non-text characters, or non-scholarly sources. You should write in paragraphs which are organized to fit together.
This assignment is due no later than ____________________________________
Your Paper Topics and Sources are due to the instructor no later than ____________________
All essays must use APA or ASA formatting for in-text citations and reference list and be free of spelling and grammatical errors. Your assignment should be typed, double-spaced, 12-point font. Each essay should between 1000-1300 (4-6 pages) words in length, with one-inch margins on all sides and page numbers. Please do not vary your font, font size, spacing, or punctuation in an effort to overcome the length requirement, as this is readily apparent to your instructor.
The Department of Sociology and Social Work has teamed with the TWU library to produce a writing and research module for your use in this course. At your earliest convenience (before submitting an assignment or post), please download a copy of the writing module and review it thoroughly. Within it, you will find detailed information related to copyright, plagiarism, finding scholarly sources, ASA style and citations, and more. The module even contains video links to short tutorials and screen-casts that can help you spend less time looking and more time writing.