Writing Assignment 2 – Due May 27

Writing 2

Step 1.

Read:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_conflict_theory

Become acquainted with: Structural Functionalism, Social Conflict, Symbolic Interactionism, Feminism, and Post-Modernism

(During the next 5 weeks you will be asked to perform a similar kind of writing activity about a successive theory.)

Step 2.

Watch:

(Minutes 16:30 to 51:00) of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fbvquHSPJU

Step 3.

Using a Social Conflict Perspective

In 1000 words or less, write a brief essay using a Social Conflict perspective on what you have learned from the video.

In each of your weekly writing assignments –

I need to see

A catchy title, with a very descriptive sub-title.

Your name, and the course name: Sociology 100E – Spring 2015.

My Name – Dr. Andriko Lozowy.

Followed by – your brief essay, which may take the shape of an argument or an exploration.

This is a hybrid of a creative and critical (academic) style of writing.

On the one hand, as an academic I am shepherding you all towards an academic writing style. This means, peer-reviewed style writing.

On the other hand, I see my goal as simply helping you all to become better writers, who will benefit from writing skills that can be applied in any field. Towards this end I am really looking for your writing to resemble quality, the confluence of an interesting idea, a story, a narrative, and always being able to not take yourselves too seriously. Meaning, can you make a point, and then turn around and say with humility, “I might be wrong.”

Some examples of writing that I appreciate often comes from places like this:

http://www.theatlantic.com/

http://thewalrus.ca/

http://www.nytimes.com/section/magazine

http://www.newyorker.com/

https://medium.com/top-stories

Simply put I am looking for the structure to be:

Intro

Body 1

Body 2

Body 3

Conclusion

You will submit your work here on Moodle,

You will receive comments and suggestions for what you have done well and what needs improvement.

Over the course of our 6 weeks together you will be expected to improve your writing skills. New-York-Stock-Exchange

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