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The Writer’s Handbook for Sociology

1st Edition

By Dona J Young

Routledge

458 pages

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Description

The Writer’s Handbook for Sociology gives students the tools that they need to develop evidence-based writing skills and format academic papers in American Psychological Association (APA) and American Sociological Association (ASA) style. This book helps learners develop a reader-friendly writing style incorporating active voice, parallel structure, and conciseness. In addition, grammar and mechanics are presented in a systematic way to facilitate learning, helping students fill learning gaps.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Writing in Sociology

  1. Purpose, Voice, and Viewpoint
  2. Process, Strategy, and Style
  3. Research and Evidence-Based Writing
  4. Literature Review
  5. Writing in the Field
  6. Citation Styles: APA and ASA
  7. Part 2: Editing for Clarity

  8. Cohesive Paragraphs and Transitions
  9. Active Voice
  10. Parallel Structure
  11. Pronouns and Viewpoint
  12. Conciseness
  13. Formatting
  14. Part 3: Proofreading for Credibility

  15. Comma Rules
  16. Semicolons, Colons, and Dashes
  17. Quotation and Citation
  18. Capitalization and Number Usage
  19. Apostrophes and Hyphens
  20. Word Usage: Unbiased Language and More

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About the Author

Dona J. Young, MA, teaches professional writing at Indiana University Northwest. She earned an MA in education from The University of Chicago and a BA in sociology from Northern Illinois University. Young believes that writing is a powerful learning tool and that learning shapes our lives; she is also the author of The Writer's Handbook: A Guide for Social Workers, Business English: Writing for the Global Workplace (2008), and Foundations of Business Communication (2006), among others.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General