Overview: This assignment is designed for students to hone their research and sociological investigation skills. Students will be required to write from a viewpoint that may not be their own, in an effort to elicit diverse perspectives and begin conceptualizing social trends and alternative pathways.
Instructions: Employing an academic writing style (formalized/standard English, spelling, punctuation and grammar) each student will compose a sociologically informed essay (600 word minimum) where they will attempt to persuade the reader of the strengths and validity of a particular social position/viewpoint. Each essay must contain a minimum of four (4) references. One reference must be a scholarly journal article. Students will be evaluated on their paper’s organization, clarity of thought and sociological analysis.
Clearly state your [assigned] position
Consider a specific audience [Indicate the demographic you are writing for (e.g. parents, high school students, college educated people, everyday citizens, etc)].
Gather facts as well as your opinion
Anticipate your readers concerns and questions
Counteract the “other-side” of the argument [detail the weaknesses or issues with going to college]
My instructor gave 4 helpful articles. I will attach next page and hope it is helpful for the writer.
College Education Name: Instructor: Institution: Date: Ever since the advent of the 21st century, the focus on college education by parents and guardians, as well as the government, has increased tenfold. The general American society seems to have attached success in life to the attainment of the college degree. Tertiary education, and specifically college, appears to have taken the entire nation by storm, in such a way that the only way someone can be taken as successful, is through having a degree. Conversely, this has placed quite a lot of pressure on the others who failed to get into college, since the society automatically tags them as failures, something t