SOC 306 Northeastern Sociology Final

Textbook: Tracy E. Ore. 2019. The Social Construction of Difference and Inequality: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality, Seventh edition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780190647964 (pbk).

In each exam answer, you must effectively communicate your thoughts, ideas, insights, and research evidence to me. Do not include any information that is not relevant to your argument/point, and do not include information that you do not understand. Plagiarism is out of the question. Document all ideas borrowed or quotes used very accurately.


1. Is my point/thesis concise and clear?
2. Did I miss anything?
3. Are my arguments presented in a logical sequence?
4. Are all sources properly cited to ensure that I am not plagiarizing?
5. Have I proved my point/thesis with strong supporting arguments?
6. Have I made my intentions and points clear in the answer?

Re-read each answer for grammatical errors. Use a dictionary or a thesaurus as needed. Do a spell check. Correct all errors that you can spot and improve the overall quality of the exam to the best of your ability.


1. Did I begin each paragraph with a proper point/topic sentence?
2. Have I supported my arguments with documented proof or personal examples?
3. Any run-on or unfinished sentences?
4. Any unnecessary or repetitious words?
5. Varying lengths of sentences?
6. Does one paragraph or idea flow smoothly into the next?
7. Any spelling or grammatical errors?
8. Quotes accurate in source, spelling, and punctuation?
9. Are all my citations accurate and in correct format?

10. Did I recognize differences between contractions and possessives, e.g., it’s = contraction, its = possessive; they’re = contraction, their = possessive, etc.?
11. Have I made my points clear and interesting but remained objective?

12. Did I leave a sense of completion for my reader(s) at the end of each answer/essay?

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