Assignment 2: LASA 1: The Application Paper
By Wednesday, using the textbook and the Argosy Online Library, write a 1000-word (minimum) paper, using APA standards, that addresses the following questions:
Families have changed greatly over the past 60 years, and they continue to become more diverse.
- Why is the family considered the most important agent of socialization?
- What caused the dramatic changes to the American family? What are those changes?
- Describe the differences in marriage and family life that are linked to class, race, gender, and personal choice.
- Do you feel the trend towards diverse families is positive or negative?
If the trend changed towards traditional (pre-World War II) families, how would that affect women’s rights?
(Minimum 1000 words) using APA standards, that answers the questions below.
No plagiarism, no abbreviations
|Explained why the family is considered the most important agent of socialization.|
|Described the changes to the family since 1950 to the present and explained why they occurred.|
|Compared and contrasted the differences in marriage and family with relation to race, socioeconomic class, gender, and marital status.|
|Provided your personal views on a trend towards diverse families as either a positive or negative.|
|Interpreted how a trend back towards traditional (pre-World War II) families might affect women’s rights|
|Organization (12 points): Introduction, transitions, conclusion.
Style (4 points): Tone, audience, word choice.
Usage and Mechanics (12 points): Grammar, spelling, sentence structure.
APA Elements (16 points): Attribution, paraphrasing, quotations, when appropriate or assigned.
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