Proficient Homework

Identify assumptions and don’t take them for granted.. Remember to apply what you learned in this chapter to your analysis of the content.

All the videos are fairly short. This will give you a chance to frame the video content in the context of what you have learned from Chapter 13.

Format–10% 12 point Times New Roman; 1 inch margins on all sides, double spaced, indent new paragraphs.

Length: The text of your paper should begin at the top of the page and continue to the bottom of that page (within one line of the bottom margin). Try not to go over 1 page, although if you have a really good point to make I will not count off.

Mechanics – 20%

Your writing should consist of grammatically complete sentences with correct spelling and punctuation.

Content – 60%

General comments on content pertain to revision and proofreading. A good idea is to ask another person to read your paper and give you feedback.

The homework assignment that goes with Chapter 14 is a response paper over ONE of the videos below connecting the history of urbanization and population  to the global future.

You  want to watch all videos before choosing one to respond to.

There are lots and lots of ‘right’ answers for this paper. Take the time to think out implications and explore connections.

In this assignment, you are discussing the assigned materials. Any examples or stories you include must relate directly and specifically to the assignment, and you need to explain the relationship. Be sure to write a reaction to what you read or saw and keep your comments focused on the content of the course materials.

  • This assignment is an act of critical thinking, which means going beyond summarizing.
  • Stop and think.
  • Identify assumptions and don’t take them for granted..
  • Remember to apply what you learned in this chapter to your analysis of the content.
  • You are not required to agree with the video you choose to respond to….but you are required to deploy facts, social theory, and logic in supporting your position (whatever it is).

Video Option 1 – https://www.ted.com/talks/alex_steffen_the_shareable_future_of_cities?language=en#t-2537

Video Option 2 – https://www.ted.com/talks/geoffrey_west_the_surprising_math_of_cities_and_corporations/transcript?language=en

Link to Textbook for Chapter 13 and 14 – https://courses.lumenlearning.com/osuokc-intro-to-sociology/

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