How to study and write for Sociology

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Sociology Study Skills
From how to study read sociology to test taking tips to a section called " I Get A's in Math, but D's in Soc." Check it out.
Public Speaking in Social Science Courses   PDF file PDF file
The format depends upon the kind of speech: is it a review of the literature? an explanatory research report? an evaluation research report? a policy recommendation? Make sure you know the features of effective social scientific presentations.
Reading and Memory Strategies for Sociology
Lots of sociology is lecture material. You will need to have good notes in order to succeed.
Test Taking Skills
Includes Recognizing and Decoding Questions as well as answering a question, finding evidence and providing examples.
Critical thinking in the Social Sciences
This has 4 parts: Assumptions, Singular Explanation, Numbers Misuse and Bias.
Sociology Vocabulary
Studying Soc? Get a head start by learning the vocabulary.
The 3 characteristics of sociological writing that you need to pay attention to are : argument, evidence, and units of analysis. This resource will give you a full explanation of what this means, plus the kinds of writing assignments often given in sociology classes.
Writing in Sociology   PDF file PDF file
Extensive resource from key sociological concepts to the writing process. How to get started and find a good question. Do you know what a literature review is? Print off this pdf file for your sociology papers!
Writing Sociology Papers
Includes a section on how to cite sources in Sociology as well as a section on Empirical Research Papers.
A Quick Style Guide for Students Writing Sociology Papers   PDF file PDF file
This comes from the American Sociological Association Style Guide. Warning: this reference is old and you may want to check on updates. But at least it will give you a format and see what sociologists are looking for in citations
Writing in Social and Cultural Sciences Courses
Includes both what kinds of writing assignments to expect as well as how to include valid evidence.