Although individual instructors may have particular criteria for their assignments, all writing in Sociology classes should conform to disciplinary standards for citations and references. Use the American Sociological Association (ASA) Style Guide to include citations for the articles, books, and internet sources that have provided concepts, claims, or data that are relevant to the paper. All Sociology faculty have copies of the ASA's Style Guide; there is also a review copy of the guide in the Sociology/Criminology Office, although this copy cannot be removed. A short version of the Style Guide for students writing Sociology papers is available at this link: ASA_quick_style_guide.pdf.
Where to Go For Writing Help
- The Writing Center - http://duwriting.org
Outside Writing Resources
- Oregon State Sociology. Writing Within Sociology: A Guide for Undergraduates (http://oregonstate.edu/cla/sociology/sites/default/files/pdf/socwritingguide1-7.pdf)
- Cuba, Lee. 2001. A Short Guide to Writing About Social Science. NY: Longman
- Sociology Writing Group. 2007. A Guide to Writing Sociology Papers. NY: Worth Publishers.