• Language Arts & Disciplines

A Sociology Writer's Guide


Author: Linda L. Yellin
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205582389
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 212
View: 3190
The Sociology Writer's Guide is designed to help sociology students at any level complete their writing assignments, and strengthen their research and bibliographic skills. Covers every kind of writing assignment a sociology student is likely to encounter: term papers, research papers, essays, compare/contrast papers, quantitative and qualitative research articles, text analysis papers, book reviews, abstracts, and essay exams. Teaches a practical, step-by-step approach to writing, from selecting a topic to submitting finished work. Uses Tips, Notes, and Reminders to highlight key points. Includes a complete list of examples for handling quotes and paraphrases, and for using citations and references in current sociological documentation style. Features a full discussion of bias-free language that covers race/ethnicity, social class, age, disability, religion, family status, and sexual orientation. The author is a sociology instructor, writer, and editor who has taught a writing for sociology class for over 12 years.

    • Social Science

A Guide to Writing Sociology Papers


Author: Judith Richlin-Klonsky,Ellen Strenski,Roseann Giarrusso
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781572599512
Category: Social Science
Page: 189
View: 8499
Ideal for instructors and students in a wide range of sociological courses, this guide makes the case that thinking and writing are integrally related and that writing, therefore, exercises the sociological imagination. Written in a clear and conversational style, A Guide to Writing Sociology Papers examines a wide range of writing assignments for sociology courses at all levels of the curriculum. Employing a variety of writing samples as a means to illustrate effective writing, this brief and inexpensive text teaches students how to deftly research and write about sociology.

    • Social Science

The craft of writing in sociology

Developing the argument in undergraduate essays and dissertations
Author: Andrew Balmer,Anne Murcott
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526116251
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
View: 8799
The craft of writing in sociology is an indispensable companion for students studying sociology and related disciplines, such as politics and human geography, and students taking a course which draws upon sociological writing, such as nursing, social psychology or health studies. It demystifies the process of constructing coherent and powerful arguments, starting from an essay's opening paragraphs, building evidence and sequencing key points in the middle, through to pulling together a punchy conclusion. It gives a clear and helpful overview of the most important grammatical rules in English, and provides advice on how to solve common problems experienced in writing, including getting rid of waffle, overcoming writer's block and cutting an essay down to its required length. Using examples from essays written by sociology students at leading universities, the book shows what they have done well, what could be done better and how to improve their work using the techniques reviewed.

    • Study Aids

AQA Sociology Student Guide 3: Crime and deviance (with theory and methods)


Author: Dave O'Leary
Publisher: Philip Allan
ISBN: 1471856836
Category: Study Aids
Page: 96
View: 5265
Written by experienced teacher Dave O'Leary, this Student Guide for Sociology: -Identifies the key content you need to know with a concise summary of topics examined in the A-level specifications -Enables you to measure your understanding with exam tips and knowledge check questions, with answers at the end of the guide -Helps you to improve your exam technique with sample answers to exam-style questions -Develops your independent learning skills with content you can use for further study and research

    • Social Science

AQA Sociology Student Guide 1: Education (with theory and methods)


Author: Dave O'Leary
Publisher: Philip Allan
ISBN: 1471844331
Category: Social Science
Page: 96
View: 9864
Written by experienced teacher Dave O'Leary, this Student Guide for Sociology: - Identifies the key content you need to know with a concise summary of topics examined in the AS and A-level specifications - Enables you to measure your understanding with exam tips and knowledge check questions, with answers at the end of the guide - Helps you to improve your exam technique with sample answers to exam-style questions - Develops your independent learning skills with content you can use for further study and research

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing for Emerging Sociologists


Author: Angelique Harris,Alia Tyner-Mullings
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 141299179X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 328
View: 3279
A writing guide designed for upper-level sociology undergraduate students and graduate students, this instructional text introduces students to the variety of writing projects that sociologists undertake, while also providing instruction on grammar and composition. It will provide students with practical knowledge concerning topics such as: peer reviewed journal manuscripts, book reviews, grant proposals, and field notes. What makes this book unique is that it offers useful advice and instruction for sociology college students whether they plan on entering the academy or the private, non-profit, or government sectors. Writing for Emerging Sociologists uses writing as a tool to help students learn not only about sociology as a field of study, but also the practice of sociology.

    • Literary Collections

Good Essay Writing

A Social Sciences Guide
Author: Peter Redman,Wendy Maples
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526412330
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 200
View: 8774
Discover how to write winning essays and improve your grades, with this tried and tested guide to essay writing.

    • Social Science

The Sociology Student Writer's Manual


Author: William A. Johnson Jr.,Richard P. Rettig,Greg M Scott,Stephen M. Garrison
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0205894232
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
View: 8689
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For any introductory or advanced sociology course where students are required to complete a number of research and writing assignments. This comprehensive manual helps students at any level learn how to research and write in sociology, and to improve their writing ability in general.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

A Disciplinary Blueprint for the Assessment of Information Literacy


Author: Dorothy Anne Warner
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313363714
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 136
View: 9173
Have you ever worried that literature on library instruction deals more with methods of assessing student attitude than student learning? If so, you'll be glad to know someone is doing something about it! Eight unique disciplinary modules are presented, each identifying a series of information literacy objectives developed in accordance with Bloom's Taxonomy of Cognitive Objectives. A substantive curriculum map embedded within each module lists the sequence of courses required for the disciplinary major and the level at which the course is taught (sophomore, junior, etc.), notes whether information literacy instruction is currently taught by the library for that particular course, and delineates the specific information literacy learning objectives the students must master in order to fulfill the course assignments. Collaborative responsibility for teaching the information literacy skills is also outlined, with specific recommendations for ways the library can strengthen its support for the specific discipline. In addition, assessment methodologies are identified; including scoring rubrics designed specifically for the disciplinary information literacy objectives. An indispensable resource for academic librarians ready to take the leap from episodic reactive response to programmatic sequenced integration into the curriculum.

    • Social Science

Doing Essays and Assignments

Essential Tips for Students
Author: Pete Greasley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473966329
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
View: 9629
Have you ever been stunned by a low grade, when you were expecting an A or B? Are you struggling to make the jump from a second to a first? Doing Essays and Assignments gives you an insider’s view on what tutors and professors really want when they assign essays and projects, and reveals how you can raise your game and achieve the best grades. Drawing on a survey of lecturers, and examples of real student work, this handy guide provides practical advice to help you not only understand what is expected of you, but also get ideas on how to deliver what your tutor is looking for. Providing a behind-the-scenes look at marking, find out how you can successfully craft the perfect written assignment, and discover tips and techniques on: Planning and deadlines, helping you manage your workload effectively Gaining higher marks through critically formed arguments Communicating clearly with the correct language, grammar, and expression Avoiding common marking pitfalls such as referencing and plagiarism. This new edition also reveals how to successfully navigate group work, literature reviews, and presentations to improve your grades. With valuable insight from tutors, and practical tips to apply to your work, you might just want to keep this book to yourself…!

    • English language

Writing in English: A Guide for Advanced Learners


Author: Dirk Siepmann
Publisher: UTB
ISBN: 9783825231248
Category: English language
Page: 460
View: 6228
This ebook offers practical advice and guidance to German-speaking undergraduates and academics who aspire to write in English. It also provides valuable assistance to editors, examiners and teachers who conduct English courses for intermediate or advanced students. The work consists of four modules and is rounded off with a subject index and a glossary. Making extensive use of authentic texts written by native speakers of English and German, the authors adopt a contrastive approach and focus on the major problems encountered by Germans writing in English. These problems include overall text organisation, academic text conventions, sentence construction, idiomatic phrasing, argumentation and style. A large number of exercises can be found on the accompanying website.

    • Social Science

The Sociology Student's Guide to Writing


Author: Angelique Harris,Alia R. Tyner-Mullings
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506367682
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
View: 5219
The Sociology Student's Guide to Writing, by Angelique Harris and Alia R. Tyner-Mullings, is a brief, economical reference work that gives practical advice about the writing tasks and issues that undergraduate students face in their first sociology courses. Along with more traditional topics, it incorporates valuable information about composing emails, writing for online forums, and using technology for information-gathering and note-taking. Used by itself or in combination with other texts, this book will increase the quality of student writing and enhance their knowledge of how sociologists communicate in writing.

    • Education

Writing at University

A Guide for Students
Author: Phyllis Creme,Mary Rosalind Lea
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335235476
Category: Education
Page: 234
View: 3110
Writing at University offers guidance on how to develop the writing you have to do at university along with a greater understanding of what is involved in this complex activity. Writing is seen as a tool for learning as well as a product to be assessed. The importance of what you yourself can bring as a writer to your academic writing is stressed throughout the book. The book looks at an array of writing projects, including essays, reports and dissertations, and analyzes what is expected of each form of assignment. The authors provide examples of student writing and reflections on writing by both tutors and students. This edition includes new sections on: Making an argument and persuading your reader Using sources creatively Avoiding plagiarism Writing online Further sources of information about academic writing Writing at University is an essential resource for all college and university students, including postgraduates, who wish to develop their academic writing. It will also be an invaluable aid for tutors in supporting their students.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Making Your Case

A Practical Guide to Essay Writing
Author: Rebecca Stott,Rick Rylance,Anna Snaith
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780582382442
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 158
View: 309
Writers investigate and learn about the processes of essay writing - from collecting information, identifying an argument and designing a plan to editing, proof-reading and referencing.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing


Author: Joseph Gibaldi,Walter S. Achtert
Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 343
View: 9809
Provides information on stylistic aspects of research papers, theses, and dissertations, including sections on writing fundamentals, MLA documentation style, and copyright law

    • Education

Teaching Sociology Successfully

A Practical Guide to Planning and Delivering Outstanding Lessons
Author: Andrew B. Jones
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317279638
Category: Education
Page: 194
View: 2439
Teaching Sociology Successfully is a comprehensive guide to teaching, learning and delivering sociology, not only with success but with confidence. Carefully combing insightful anecdotes and practical ideas with key theoretical concepts on planning, learning styles and assessment, this book is an essential tool for both new and experienced teachers of sociology. Each chapter focuses on a particular aspect of the teaching and learning process – from preparing to teach the subject for the first time to measuring student progress over time – in an approachable yet rigorous way. This practical guide will help you to: improve your knowledge of specifications and syllabuses at GCSE and AS/A Level; provide the best pedagogic approaches for teaching sociology; think about learning styles, skills and capacities in relation to teaching sociology; gain practical ideas and activities for improving student’s argumentation, evaluation and essay writing skills; apply strategies for teaching abstract sociological theories and concepts; make the teaching of research methods engaging and interesting; deal with practical issues such as planning and assessing learning; encourage students’ independent learning and revision; connect ICT, social networking websites and the mass media to further students’ sociological knowledge; tackle the thorny issues of politics and controversial topics. Drawing on the author’s own experiences, Teaching Sociology Successfully helps readers to identify, unpack and negotiate challenges common to those teaching sociology. Complete with a variety of pedagogical resources, it provides tasks and further reading to support CPD and reflective practice. This book will be an invaluable tool for students on PGCE social science training courses, as well as School Direct candidates and undergraduates studying BEds in similar fields.

    • History

The Whites of Their Eyes

The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle over American History
Author: Jill Lepore
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400839810
Category: History
Page: 232
View: 6572
Americans have always put the past to political ends. The Union laid claim to the Revolution--so did the Confederacy. Civil rights leaders said they were the true sons of liberty--so did Southern segregationists. This book tells the story of the centuries-long struggle over the meaning of the nation's founding, including the battle waged by the Tea Party, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and evangelical Christians to "take back America." Jill Lepore, Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer, offers a careful and concerned look at American history according to the far right, from the "rant heard round the world," which launched the Tea Party, to the Texas School Board's adoption of a social-studies curriculum that teaches that the United States was established as a Christian nation. Along the way, she provides rare insight into the eighteenth-century struggle for independence--a history of the Revolution, from the archives. Lepore traces the roots of the far right's reactionary history to the bicentennial in the 1970s, when no one could agree on what story a divided nation should tell about its unruly beginnings. Behind the Tea Party's Revolution, she argues, lies a nostalgic and even heartbreaking yearning for an imagined past--a time less troubled by ambiguity, strife, and uncertainty--a yearning for an America that never was. The Whites of Their Eyes reveals that the far right has embraced a narrative about America's founding that is not only a fable but is also, finally, a variety of fundamentalism--anti-intellectual, antihistorical, and dangerously antipluralist. In a new afterword, Lepore addresses both the recent shift in Tea Party rhetoric from the Revolution to the Constitution and the diminished role of scholars as political commentators over the last half century of public debate.

    • Social Science

The Sociology Book


Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465445706
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
View: 5904
The Sociology Book from DK is an introduction to the subject that tells you all about what society is and what makes it tick. With more than 100 ideas from the world's most renowned sociologists, covering topics as diverse as the effects of globalization; issues of equality, diversity, identity, and human rights; the role of institutions; and the rise of urban living in modern society, this book details all the key concepts of sociological thought. - Part of an award-winning series that uses an innovative graphic approach and creative use of typography to clarify hard-to-grasp concepts and explain big ideas - Explores sociological theories formulated by more than 100 famous sociologists, from Jane Addams to Sharon Zukin - Easy to navigate step-by-step summaries explain each idea in a nutshell - Biographies of key sociologists and social activists give a historical context to each idea - A directory of social thinkers includes further biographies of sociologists from around the world

    • Psychology

Evaluating, Doing and Writing Research in Psychology

A Step-by-Step Guide for Students
Author: Philip Bell,Phillip Staines,Joel Michell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446276244
Category: Psychology
Page: 320
View: 1798
Evaluating, Doing and Writing Research in Psychology is a thoroughly revised and expanded co-edition of the highly regarded Reasoning and Argument in Psychology, originally published by UNSW Press, Australia. It represents a comprehensive textbook for all undergraduates in psychology who need to undertake empirical research, taking them step-by-step through the process. In particular, it offers the a range of study skills enabling the student to understand the complex processes involved with psychological research, not really covered in other texts. Coverage includes: · A guide to evaluating statements, arguments and a range of different psychological explanations · Chapters on the interpretation and evaluation of data and evidence, understanding weaknesses in psychological argument, and measurement and numerical reasoning · Chapters on doing a literature review, writing up essays and projects, and reporting observational studies. This is a practical textbook. Textboxes are included to help students comprehend jargon, key research terms and likely problem areas in psychological research.At the end of each chapter, summaries, questions and exercises are included - all designed to give students extra clarification of issues and to help with their overall understanding. Plenty of new examples have been added from the previous edition and exercises are more clearly focused.

    • Study Aids

How to Read Journal Articles in the Social Sciences

A Very Practical Guide for Students
Author: Phillip Chong Ho Shon
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473933625
Category: Study Aids
Page: 144
View: 2579
Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here This superb guide teaches you how to read critically. Its no-nonsense, practical approach uses a specially developed reading code to help you read articles for your research project; this simple code enables you to decipher journal articles structurally, mechanically and grammatically. Refreshingly free of jargon and written with you in mind, it’s packed full of interdisciplinary advice that helps you to decode and critique academic writing. The author’s fuss free approach will improve your performance, boost your confidence and help you to: Read and better understand content Take relevant effective notes Manage large amounts of information in an easily identifiable and retrievable format Write persuasively using formal academic language and style. New to this edition: Additional examples across a range of subjects, including education, health and sociology as well as criminology Refined terminology for students in the UK, as well as around the world More examples dealing specifically with journal articles. Clear, focused and practical this handy guide is a great resource for helping you sharpen your use of journal articles and improve your academic writing skills. ‘I have used the book over the last five years with my students with great success. The book has helped students to develop their critical thinking, reading and writing skills and when it comes to writing a dissertation they have used the code sheet in their own writing.’ - Pete Allison, Head of the Graduate School of Education, University of Edinburgh SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!