Poverty & Welfare in the News Assignment TILTed Explanations
Skills: The purpose of this assignment is to gain and understanding of how sociological theories,
themes, and concepts relate to the real world/work of sociologists. The assignment will help you
practice the following skills:
Identify core concepts in sociology
Illustrate how sociological concepts, themes, and theories introduced in the classroom have real
Engage in critical thinking to gain a better understanding of the society in which you live
Communication sociological knowledge in the discipline in appropriate written form
Knowledge: This assignment will also help you to become familiar with the following important
content knowledge in the sociology:
Core Sociological Themes
Culture & Identity
Power & Stratification
Social Structure & Social Action
Social interaction, Roles,
Status, Groups, Ethnicity,
Cultural Capital, Norms, Values,
Social structure, Social Institutions, Kinship (Family)
Explanation of Activity: For each PWiTN assignment you will do the following:
Locate a current news article from a reputable online news source (such as The NYTimes,
Washington Post, Time, Newsweek), concerning sociological themes/concepts. Suggestion: Go
to “Google” and go to the “news” tab. Type in a theme, concept or even the title of the chapter
that we are studying that week. Search for a current news article (within the last six months).
Read the article and determine if it meets the current news article time frame of 6 months.
Determine if the article has enough information on the theme/concept you chose.
Use the template provided to complete your two-paragraph summary of the article, and then
complete a third paragraph that links what the news article is saying back to your chosen
Make sure that you DO include the hyperlink where located in the template. THIS IS
Make sure that you DO include citations in your paper from your textbook. You may simply cite
as follows: (Text, p. xxx). Insert the page number where you located information where the xxx is
in the example.
Make sure that your article is within the 6-month time frame (count backward from the due date
6 months). If the due date is November 11th, and the article is written on February 7th, then the
article is not within the 6-month time frame.
Check your grammar and spelling.
Do NOT directly copy the article word for word for your summary. Your summary is your words,
not the author’s.
The criteria for each PWiTN assignment is as follows:
You MUST use the template provided. The template is there to help you follow the instructions
and gain the maximum points for the assignment. If you fail to use the template the project will
be returned to you for a revision. You will be allowed 48 hours to redo using the template.
Each paragraph MUST contain at least five sentences. Last paragraph must contain in-text
citations from your text.
You MUST include the hyperlink where located in the template. If you fail to insert the hyperlink,
the project will be returned to you for a revision. You will be allowed 24 hours to insert the
You MUST include citations in your paper from your textbook. You may use (TEXT, xxx).
You MUST make sure that your article is within the 6-month time frame (count backward from
the due date 6 months). If the article is not within a 6-month time frame, your assignment will be
returned to you with a zero and you will be allowed 48 hours to redo the assignment.
Check your grammar and spelling count.
Do NOT directly copy the article word for word for your summary. Your article summary is your words,
not the author’s. If you directly copy the article (Plagiarism), then the assignment will be
returned to you with a zero. You will be allowed 48 hours to redo the summary.
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Poverty and Welfare in the News Template 5.24.2… (18.53 KB)
Hyperlink to article:
Date of Article:
Assignment due date:
FIRST PARAGRAPH SUMMARY:
Prompt: In the article (title of article), (author) explains/discusses/describes/argues (choose only one of the previous words) that…
SECOND PARAGRAPH SUMMARY:
Prompt: To illustrate this point, the author states…
THIRD PARAGRAPH SUMMARY: Detail why this is an important article for the course. Link the article to the material covered. Cite your textbook page number.
Prompt: This article relates to what we are currently learning in class from the (concept, theme, or theory).