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Before you begin: 

Format: 

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  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Double-spaced
  • Use Microsoft Word to write your paper

Sections in this paper:

  1. Summary of paper
    1. Introduction
    2. Methodology 
    3. Findings/results
  2. Connection to the theoretical perspective
  3. Connection to the Chapter
  4. Connection to everyday life

Citations: 

Article citation:

(Neely: 2018: ###)

Textbook citation:

(Griffiths et. al 2015: ##) If you are using the PDF version, please add a page number. If you are using the online version, do not provide a page number.

Summary: 

1.1 Introduction

  • The introduction will focus on section 1-3 of Neely’s paper. 
    • Paragraph 1: Summarize the introduction section. In this paragraph, you must clearly state the purpose of this article and what the author is attempting to find. 
    • Paragraph 2: Summarize the Patrimonlialism section. Clearly explain what patrimonalism is by stating the definition. Moreover, you should be able to explain each of three aspects of patrimonalism. Also, explain how Nelly is using this term to be applied to the hedge fund industry. Neely citation needed. 
    • Paragraph 3: Summarize the gender and race section. In this paragraph, explain what previous research Neely pools from to provide a foundation for her work. Neely citation needed. 
    • Paragraph 4: Summarize the case study section. Quickly explain why this industry is the perfect entity to learn about inequalities. Neely citation needed. 

Example of an opening sentence for paragraph 1:

In “Fit To Be King,” Megan Tobias Neely (2018) argues… [write an opening sentence that states Neely’s overall argument].

Citation note: You do not need to provide a citation at the end of Paragraph 1.

1.2 Methodology 

  • Paragraph 2: This paragraph will focus on the research methods used by the author(s). In this paragraph, focus on what methods are uses and how the data is collected.
    • Review: Specific research methods used by Sociologists are found in Chapter 2. 

Example of an opening sentence:

Neely uses qualitative/quantitative methods for her research. Neely uses [method] by… Also, Neely uses [method] by…

Citation: Neely citation needed. 

1C. Findings/Results

  • These paragraphs should summarize sections 6-9. It is important to provide a summary of each section Neely mentions in her findings.
  • Each sections in the findings should be written as a paragraph.
  • In each paragraph, you will need to explain what the main point of the of the section. Clearly state, what the goal of that section. Moreover, it is important to include some examples from Neely’s work, but do not put multiple examples per section; therefore, one should be sufficient. 
  • DO NOT SKIP A SECTION! Each section in the findings should be mentioned in your paper.
  • This should not be one large paragraph that stretches beyond two pages. It is important to learn how to situate this information into multiple paragraphs.
  • A citation should be incorporated to each paragraph.  

Connection to a theoretical perspective

  • Review Chapter 1. Identify a theoretical perspective that would be applicable to the article. Make sure to provide a definition of this perspective.
  • PROVIDE 1 EXAMPLE FROM NEELY’S FINDINGS TO DEMONSTRATE THE THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVE. THIS EXAMPLE SHOULD ONLY COME FROM THE FINDINGS!
  • Explain how the theoretical perspective is demonstrated in the example. 

Example of this paragraph:

Opening sentence: In Neely’s article, [Choose a theoretical perspective] is present.

Definition: [Theoretical perspective] is defined as… (Griffiths et. 2015: ##)

Example: In Neely’s article, [write a specific example from the findings where the theoretical perspective shown] (article citation).

Commentary: Explain the connection between the term and example.

Commentary: Explain the connection between the term and example.

Connecting to Chapter 9

  • Review Chapter 9. Identify a vocabulary word/theory that would be applicable to the article. Make sure to provide a definition for your selection. 
  • PROVIDE 1 EXAMPLE FROM NEELY’S FINDINGS TO DEMONSTRATE THE THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVE. THIS EXAMPLE SHOULD ONLY COME FROM THE FINDINGS!
  • Explain how the theoretical perspective is demonstrated in the example. 
  • DO NOT USE THE WORD STRATIFICATION. 

Example of this paragraph: 

Opening sentence: [Term] is demonstrated in Neely’s article.

Definition: [Term] is defined as… (Griffiths et. 2015: ##)

Example: In the article, [write a specific example from the findings where the theoretical perspective shown] (article citation).

Commentary: Explain the connection between the term and example.

Commentary: Explain the connection between the term and example. 

Connection to everyday life

  • Write how the article’s central argument is present in everyday life. This paragraph should be a minimum of five sentences. This is the only paragraph that you are allowed to write in first person. 

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