Writing in Sociology

Assignments -- Academic/Disciplinary Writing

-Literature Reviews (summary and synthesis)

-Research Monographs

-Compare and Contrast Papers

-Critiques and Opinion writing

-Research proposals

-Proposal and Grant Writing

-Informal Writing (Blogs, Letters to the Editor)

-Interview Assignment

-Content Analysis

-Sociological Essays

-Book Reviews

-Annotated Bibliography


-Argument/Debate Papers

-Sociological Diary


Assignments--Professional Writing

-Proposal and Grant Writing


-Email Correspondence

-Letters of Application/Cover Letters

-Power Point Presentations

-Graduate School Statement of Purpose

-Instructional Documents


-Linkedin Profile

-Program Summaries

-Fieldnotes as practice for descriptive writing (e.g., used in policing/social work, etc.)