The Sociology Student's Guide to Writing

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The Sociology Student's Guide to Writing

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Description

The Sociology Student's Guide to Writing 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.

ISBN

9781506350486

Publication Date

2017

Publisher

SAGE Publications

City

Los Angeles

Disciplines

Sociology

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1: Introduction to Writing in Sociology

How to Use This Book

The Structure of the Book

Chapter 2: The Bricks and Mortar of Writing

The Structure of Writing

The Voice on the Paper

Form

Letters

Notetaking

Summary

Writing in Practice

Chapter 3: Writing and the Search for Literature: Proposals, Library Research, and the Preparation of Literature

Selecting a Research Topic

Searching for Literature

Selecting Appropriate Literature

Writing From Sources

Preparing to Write

Summary

Writing in Practice

Chapter 4: Writing and the Data Collection Process

Research Ethics

Method Writing

Questions

Observation

Transcripts

Data Analysis

Summary

Writing in Practice

Chapter 5: Writing Papers for Sociology Class: Essays, Capstone Papers, and Literature Reviews

Approaching Writing Assignments

College Papers

Capstone Projects

Additional Manuscript Sections

Review Your Work

Summary

Writing in Practice

Chapter 6: Editing and Revising

First Draft

First Revision

Quick Edit

Extensive First Edit

General Revision

Full Document

Subsections/Subheadings

Detail Work

Summary

Writing in Practice

Chapter 7: Writing for the Public

Writing Online

Presentations

Summary

Writing in Practice

Appendix

Biographies