How well you apply the theory or theories you apply to the social issue.

  1. Research Paper (200 points): Adolescent suicide: explore that issue from one or more of the theoretical perspectives discussed in class. I will be looking at how well you apply the theory or theories you apply to the social issue. Please see my grading rubric at the end of this syllabus.
      • Include a  title page, abstract and reference page. Each page should be no less than 250 words for a total of no less than 2500 words.  Please submit your double-spaced paper in Times New Roman using 12 point font.
      • You must use no less than 7 – 10 scholarly references, but feel free to use more. Scholarly references are those found in social science journals or other scholarly journals. You can also utilize a book or two but the main focus should be on finding sources that have researched your topic. Please do not get all of your sources from online websites and cut/paste into your paper. Again, you should integrate scholarly research articles into your dialog/analysis.
      • For your research paper, you must also reference correctly. If you take information from a source, you must give credit to your reference. You must use American Sociological Association (ASA) referencing style. I am here if you have any questions.
      • Not only must you reference correctly, but you must include a reference page and reference your sources within the text of your paper. For instance, if you write a paper but do not provide references within the text of your paper and/or provide a reference sheet, you will earn a zero for the paper.
      • In addition, I do not accept “recycled” papers or more specifically, papers that have been written for another class!
      • You will submit your papers through which will be available through the Blackboard system. You do not want your paper to go beyond 20%. Please let me know if you have any questions about percentages.  
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