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Writing Assignment 110

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Writing Assignment Soc 110: Marriage and the Family

Learning Objectives

1)   Define ways in which people select a life partner.

2)   Define the qualities that people look for a life partner

3)   Summarize the process of exchange and role equity in developing a lasting relationship

Required Reading

 Read Chapters 7 in the text.

Assignment Due: Wednesday October 12, 2011 by 4:45 pm

1.     Prepare a 750 to 1,050-word paper in which you assess the role of income and wealth in selecting a life partner or spouse in the U.S.  Include at least two of the following in your paper:

a/ assortative mating

b/ homogamy, heterogamy, and hypergamy

c/ impact of various social factors on selection process

d/ best predictors of marital satisfaction

OR

a.      How do income, wealth and educational attainment effect life partner selections across racial and ethnic groups in the United States? Please give examples.

 

2. Submit via email with subject: Name, SOC 110 Writing Assignment CRN#

APA format (12pt. font Times New Roman, double spaced)

Cover page

At least two citations

Reference page

 

GRADING RUBRIC: 

WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS

 

Item

Description

Percent

Score

1

Content and Conceptualization

25

 

2

Logical organization of thoughts, ideas and structure

25

 

3

Clarity

20

 

4

Spelling, Grammar, etc.

15

 

5

APA format

15

 

 

Total

100