Teaching Period 3, 2013 SLSS102 Explorations in Sociology
Assessment 1: Minor essay Word limit: 1000 (+/- 10%) Due date: 9am AEDT Monday 2 December (Week 5) Weighting: 20%
Assessment details Write a 1000-word essay on one of the following topics:
TOPIC 1: Which is more important in shaping individual identity: social structure or social interaction?
TOPIC 2: Explain how culture and socialisation interact in a sociological context.
In your essay you should: • • • • • Demonstrate your understanding of themes covered so far in this unit. Use the three texts listed in the resources box (right) to answer your selected question. In addition you should use a minimum of TWO references ...view middle of the document...
The evidence and examples need to move beyond the use of basic texts and readings.
The amount and level of research undertaken in the preparation of this work is good. A solid attempt has been made to access pertinent sociological literature beyond basic texts. The argument is adequately supported by evidence and examples. The evidence and examples used in this work are verifiable and from robust sources. The work addresses the required task. The argument is generally clear but there may be some minor issues in relation to continuity. A capacity to evaluate scholarly arguments is apparent. The integration of argument and evidence is generally clear and developed.
The amount and level of research undertaken in the preparation of this work is very good. The work evidences the use of good research skills in accessing quality academic papers. The argument is well supported by examples and a broad evidence base. The evidence and examples used in this work are verifiable and from robust sources. The work fully addresses the required task. The argument is clear, logically developed and convincing. The writing is well structured with a demonstrated capacity to evaluate and synthesize the arguments from scholarly sources. The integration of theory, argument and evidence is very good.
High distinction 85-100%
Outstanding reference to relevant readings and resources detailed and indepth discussion of the theory beyond the prescribed texts.
Use of relevant examples from your own knowledge and experience. (25%)
Did not meet criteria.
Outstanding use of relevant examples from your own knowledge and experience, supported by clear and strong examples and relevant discussion....