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The Sociology Student's Guide to Writing
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The Sociology Student's Guide to Writing

Second Edition

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Sociology (General)

February 2017 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Proud sponsor of the 2019 SAGE Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award—enabling graduate students and early career faculty to attend the annual ASA pre-conference teaching and learning workshop.

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.

 
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

I used the first edition of this book as well. I use it as a companion text for our Writing Intensive Research Methods Course.

Dr Tawnya Adkins Covert
Sociology Anthropology Dept, Western Illinois University
April 5, 2019

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