readings to make the essay “sociological” ie class, gender, inequality, globalization etc. Your argumentation must include sociological terminology. Sociological ‘language’ will be added to the argumentative style to improve the quality and sophistication of the piece which is redrafted.
Please do not submit an essay less than 1,500 words in length. But I certainly welcome longer length essays if a student would like to write
more in their essay.
Remember that the “default” format for university essays is the
argumentative essay.You have to argue the points you make in your essay. It would be beneficial to know what an argumentative essay is. There are also argumentative essay-style formats on the Internet that you can view so that you know how to structure your essay in argumentative style. Find a format and use it when you construct your essay.
Use various source types listed above for your essay. Do not just rely on your course readings. Do not just use sources that come from the Internet. Use as many types of sources as you can. You are required to use around 4 sources and up to 8 sources.
You have to cite your references “in-text” – meaning – in your essay
Whatever is listed in your References page at the back of your essay HAS to be cited in your essay otherwise DO NOT cite this source in your Reference page. Remember your essay is in argumentative style and so the more you argue and cite – the more sophisticated your essay will be. Also, citing other people’s arguments would enrich the sophistication of your argument. The mindset must be that you are in dialogue with the other authors you are using for your essay. You have to evaluate if other arguments align with your argument, or not and, how.
Use the style guide that you are using for your Major course of study.
Do not use quotations unless they directly impact you argument. If you are not sure then do not use them.
Bring a historical element to the essay to show how American culture has changed over time.
IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER BE argumentative
REDRAFT your essay
DO NOT write less than 1,500 words