Ashford SOC 203 Week 2 Assignment Final Paper Preparation
Due by Day 7. Final Paper Preparation. To prepare for your Final Paper (due in Week Five), complete the following assignment and submit it to your instructor for feedback.
Problem Statement: Describe the social problem you have selected for your paper.
Overview: Using the Final Paper instructions in Week Five as a guide, provide an overview of the topics you will discuss in your Final Paper. Your overview, just like your Final Paper, is expected to include a problem statement or description of the social problem you have selected, a discussion of the scope and consequences of the problem, and a discussion of society’s responses to the problem, including at least one alternative solution to the problem.
Academic Research Reminder: Academic research and papers must meet certain standards of quality recognized by the academic community. What constitutes quality academic research?
Primary (original) sources written by experts in the field of study.
Secondary sources supported by research in primary sources.
Credible sources (experts in the field; well-known theorists; sources which use primary and secondary
sources to support claims).
Relevant research (materials are pertinent to the area of study).
In graduate work, the use of peer-reviewed journal articles (journal articles reviewed by recognized
experts in the relevant field of study) is required.
Educational and government websites (those ending with a web URL suffix of .edu or .gov) may be
appropriate in some cases but should be evaluated carefully.