Write a diary to keep track of the things you say and hear about race. Are there themes in your conversations about race?
Writing Assignment Topic:
When it comes to race and ethnicity, everybody has a story to
tell. Everyone talks about race and ethnicity. They might talk
about it privately, but they talk about it. An ongoing issue we
have discussed over the years I have taught this course is the
importance of talking about race and ethnicity. What we have
found is that race and ethnicity are a common ingredient in
daily conversations and experiences.
This report requires you to synthesize your journal entry
summaries, and present them in a concise coherent written
assignment with the sociological application.
Final Five Page Report Requirements:
Section Titles are Required
Summary of Observations/Experiences
Application of Key Sociological Concepts, Ideas,
Theories, and Themes
1” margins, 12 point font, double spaced, correct grammar, section
titles, and spelling, 5 FULL pages (30points)
Summary of Observations/Experiences and Identifying, defining,
applying, relevant sociological concepts, and themes (90points)
ASA Citations and Reference. Please see
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/583/02/ (30 points)
Total of 150 points
You will be deducted 20 points if you do not include a section
You will be deducted 30 points if you do not use the proper
ASA within text citations and reference.
If you use " in text" citations, follow this ASA format:
Use quotation marks for exactly worded cited materials.
After the quoted materials, use the proper citation format:
o (Author(s) last names, year of publication, and page
number(s) of quoted materials). Here's an example:
(Margar 2015: 112-113).
o If you paraphrase, you have to cite your source.
You will be deducted 75 points if you do not attach your
document to the assignment in Blackboard in a .doc or .docx
format. If you have a MAC, you can use a university or another
computer to format your document. Before you hit submit
an attachment, make sure your document is formatted correctly.
You will be deducted 100 points if you submit your paper
to me in my email. Make sure you do not wait until the last
minute to figure out how to attach your paper.
You will be deducted 20 points if you add photographs.
You will be deducted 90 points if you do not have
substantial journal summarizations.
You will be deducted 90 points if you do not have
substantial sociological application.
The final report is based on journal in each unit, and the following is the instruction on
journal entry. The report is a combination of journal entry.
I do not have past journal entry provided (because I did not turn-in any before), so please
just create new journal entries when writing the report (making the old journal entries for
5. JOURNAL ENTRY SUMMMARY UNIT ASSIGNMENTS
When it comes to race and ethnicity, everybody has a story to tell. Everyone talks about race
and ethnicity. They might talk about it privately, but they talk about it. An ongoing issue we
have discussed over the years I have taught this course is the importance of talking about race
and ethnicity. What we have found is that race and ethnicity are a common ingredient in daily
conversations and experiences.
The journal entry assignments: Write a diary to keep track of the things you say and hear about
race. Are there themes in your conversations about race? What do you overhear people saying
about race? In addition to conversations about race that you're privy to, use the diary to keep
track of your own thoughts and reflections about race and ethnicity. Use the diary to record
your observations/experiences about race in public places, conversations, media, etc. (Resource:
Write at least one entry per week throughout the semester. Use your sociological
perspective to analyze your thoughts and reflections with regards to your
observations/experiences. You do not submit your weekly journal, but a you will submit three
journal entry summaries in each Unit worth 10 points each.
Submitting your summarized observations/experiences with applied sociological concepts will
help you prepare for the final report. Plan to turn your final diary into a five page report in
which you reflect upon and discuss your thoughts, observations, and conversations about race
and ethnicity during the semester with the application of sociological concepts, theories and
themes you have learned (see final journal entry assignment in section 6).
A substantial journal entry summary reflects that you are doing your weekly journal entries.
You should have at least three to four observations that you summarize and apply sociological
concepts, theories or themes that relate to what you observed/experienced.
Journal Entry Summary Assignment Rubric:
1. Three to four summarized observations/experiences—4 points
2. Application of sociological concepts—4 points
3. Spelling, grammar, and citations—2 points
|Academic Level||College (1-2 years: Freshmen, Sophomore)|
|Number of Pages||5 Page(s)/1375 words|