Sample Sociology Paper on Affirmative Action

In this essay, you will consider Affirmative Action. Detail what Affirmative Action is, some major cases that have taken place on Affirmative Action and the findings of those cases. You will also review some positives and negatives of Affirmative Action, and lastly, indicate whether Affirmative Action a good solution. If not a good solution, what might be a better solution to prevent discrimination?

You will need to cite at least once from the textbook and once from an external reference (2 references minimum required). Be sure to cite appropriately in APA format.

It is not sufficient to state your opinions; you must be able to:

demonstrate your understanding of the information we read by accurately explaining the relevant concepts
use the facts listed in your text and the concepts in the textbook to draw your own conclusions
demonstrate exceptional critical thinking skills
apply the relevant concepts from the textbook chapters to the prompt
Use a minimum of two credible sources to reinforce your writing (the text must be one of them)
Be as thorough as possible when writing your responses, and remember, this is an academic assignment, so no “text-talk,” no conversational tone, and ABOVE ALL OTHER THINGS… don’t plagiarize!! Lastly, spell-check and proofread your work! Failure to follow these steps will negatively impact your grade.

An Originality Report will become available within a few minutes after your first submission. Inside the Originality Report will be a Similarity Index. The Similarity Index shows a percentage of the material in your paper which matches other sources found by Turnitin. You will be expected to have a Similarity Index of less than 15%. If your Similarity Index is greater than 15% you will need to review your Originality Report to be sure that you have paraphrased your work appropriately and cited your sources correctly.

The Originality Report will help you to avoid plagiarism, and improve the quality and content of your essay. It is strongly suggested that you keep direct quotations to a minimum, and never copy and paste text without proper citations. You have until the activity due date to resubmit your work, however, there will be a 24 hour delay before the Originality Report becomes available. It is your responsibility to submit your activity on time, with a Similarity Index of less than 15%.

General APA Formatting Guidelines:

The essay should APA title page and an APA reference page. The APA title page and APA reference page DO NOT count towards the minimum page requirement! Your body of work needs to be a minimum of 3 complete pages in length. Note that an APA abstract page is NOT required!

Font Type: Times New Roman
Font Size: 12 point
Margins: 1 inch on all sides
Spacing: Double-spacing
Justification: Left
Paragraph Indentation: Use the Tab key to indent all paragraphs one half-inch from the left margin
How to Set Up Your APA Paper:

Upload the assignment as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) document.

This assignment will use the grading rubric listed in the Grading Rubrics section under the Course Syllabus.