Paper- Homelessness

Paper- Homelessness

Your  Paper should include a problem statement or  description of the social problem you have selected, a discussion of the  scope and consequences of the problem, and an assessment of society’s  responses to the problem (including public policies and other less  formal responses). Papers should also present a clearly reasoned  alternative that is supported by scholarly research.

While  the following example can be modified to suit your needs, using this  outline as a guide will likely result in a high quality final paper:

 

  1. Title
  2. Describe the social problem.
  3. Explain why this problem qualifies as a social problem.
  4. Indicate the sociological theory or theories that may explain this social problem.
  5. Discuss the individual and social implications of this problem. Your  discussion of implications should be supported by accurate research  data.
  6. Summarize what social science experts have to say about this social problem. Are their conclusions methodologically sound?
  7. Explain what we, as a society, have done about this problem, considering public policies and other less formal responses.
  8. Explain how well societal efforts to solve the social problem are working.
  9. Describe an alternative.
  10. Discuss why the alternative is, or can be, an effective response to  the problem. Remember to consider negative consequences of the  alternative response.
  11. Conclude with reflections and thoughts about your chosen social problem.
  12. References

Writing the Final Paper
The Paper:

 

  1. Must be five to seven double-spaced pages in length, and formatted  according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  2. Must include a title page with the following:  
    1. Title of paper
    2. Student’s name
    3. Course name and number
    4. Instructor’s name
    5. Date submitted
  3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  6. Must use at least five scholarly resources, including a minimum of three from the Ashford Online Library.
  7. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  8. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

 

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