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Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Textbook: Chapters 1-12, 14
Lesson: Weeks 1-7
1 outside scholarly source in addition to the textbook/lesson
Introduction
There is a strong tradition of creating both sociologically-informed biographies and sociologically-informed autobiographies in the discipline of sociology. The socioautobiography is a “disciplined, systematic exploration of one’s life from a sociological point of view” (Hill, 2009, p. 3).
For this assignment, you will reflect on your own life story, making connections between your everyday life/life story and the broad sociocultural structures within which you live. To begin this assignment, consider your own life as you review all the textbook readings and online weekly lessons and decide which sociological concepts you wish to explain in connection to a part or parts of your own life story. Focus on vocabulary words in bold in your textbook reading, for example, and decide which terms apply to you and to your life story.
Please note that you do not need to include, and should not include, intimate or sensitive information about your background in this assignment. There are many very general sociological concepts that apply to each person’s life. If you have an extenuating circumstance, please contact your instructor for additional guidance.
Your paper must contain scholarly support in the form of paraphrases *only* with respective citations from the assigned reading (the textbook/lesson) and the outside scholarly source that you identify on your own. Do not directly quote from sources for this paper, but instead paraphrase in your own words from source material and cite the sources with parenthetical in-text citations and with full APA-style references on a reference page at the end of your essay.

Link: Writing Tip
Course Outcomes (CO): 3, 5
Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday
Writing Requirements (APA format):
Length: 2-3 pages (not including the reference page)
1-inch margins
Double spaced
12-point font
Page number in the upper right of all pages
Parenthetical in-text citations and reference page formatted in APA style
Abstract and title page not required
Grading
This activity will be graded based on the Week 7 Assignment Grading Rubric.
Course Outcomes (CO): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday
Rubric
SOCS185 Week 7 Assignment Rubric (200)
SOCS185 Week 7 Assignment Rubric (200)
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysis
100 pts
Paper includes 4 concepts/key words from Chapters 1-6 of the text that are boldfaced and underlined. Concepts are accurately explained using relevant examples from the student’s life.
85 pts
Paper includes 4 concepts/key words from Chapters 1-6 of the text most of which are boldfaced and underlined. Concepts are explained using examples from the student’s life, may lack some accuracy or relevancy.
75 pts
Presentation includes 3 concepts/key words from Chapters 1-6 of the text that are boldfaced and underlined. Concepts are accurately explained using relevant examples from the student’s life.
65 pts
Paper includes fewer than 3 concepts/key words from Chapters 1-6 of the text most of which are boldfaced and underlined. Concepts are explained using examples from the student’s life, may lack some accuracy or relevancy.
0 pts
No Effort
100 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSource integration
60 pts
Integrates detailed and relevant paraphrases from one scholarly source and textbook/lessons. Sources are cited to support student content.
51 pts
Integrates paraphrases from one scholarly source and the textbook/lessons. Sources are cited to support student content.
45 pts
Integrates paraphrases from one scholarly source and the textbook/lessons. At times the sources are not relevant and/or are disruptive to the flow of the essay.
39 pts
Integrates fewer than one scholarly source and the textbook/lessons. Paraphrases from sources are either missing and/or are not properly integrated into the student’s essay.
0 pts
No Effort
60 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting mechanics and usage
20 pts
The writing is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that would detract from a clear reading of the paper.
17 pts
The writing contains a few major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation, but the errors do not detract from a clear reading of the paper.
15 pts
The writing contains some major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that need to be addressed for a clearer reading of the paper.
13 pts
The writing contains several major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that impede a clear reading of the paper.
0 pts
No Effort
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA formatting
20 pts
Paper is formatted in APA style (i.e. references page, 12-point font, double spacing, and page numbers). All citations and references are in APA format.
17 pts
Paper is mostly formatted in APA style. Some minor errors may exist in citation and reference format, but it does not interfere with understanding the source of the information.
15 pts
Paper is somewhat formatted in APA style. Some errors may exist in citation and reference format that need to be addressed to clarify the source of information.
13 pts
Paper is not formatted in APA style. Formatting contains several errors that suggest a lack of understanding of APA format.
0 pts
No Effort
20 pts
Total Points: 200

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