Are Sports Overemphasized in the Socialization Process of African American Males

Before you begin: 

Format: 

  • 12-inch Font Size
  • 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:

(Beamon: 2010: ###)

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 pages 282-285.
  • Paragraph 1: Summarize paragraph 282 – 283. In this paragraph, you must clearly state the purpose of this article and what it is attempting to find.
  • Paragraph 2: Summarize pages 283 – 284. In this paragraph, you must clearly define Beamon’s interest in the topic of socialization. Moreover, you must clearly explain the theoretical framework Beamon uses to support her research. (Beamon citation)
  • Paragraph 3: Summarize pages 284 – 285. This will be a quick paragraph that defines what scholarship Beamon is pulling from to ground her research on. (Beamon citation)

Example of an opening sentence for paragraph 1:

In “Are Sports Overemphasized in the Socialization Process of African American Males,” Krystal Beamon (2010) argues… [write an opening sentence that states Beamon’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:

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

Citation: Beamon citation should be placed after the paragraph.

1C. Findings/Results

  • These paragraphs should summarize Pages 287 – 296. It is important to provide a summary of each section Beamon mentions in her findings.
    • Each sections in the findings should be written as a paragraph.
    • Paragraphs should consist of a topic sentence, example(s), and commentary sentences that elaborate your point.
    • 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.
    • At the end of each paragraph, a citation from the article should be accompanied.

Example of an opening sentence:

Beamon argues that the family is a key source of socialization for African American males.

  • By writing the sentence as this, you are informing me you are only focusing on 334 – 335 in this 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 BEAMON’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 Beamon’s article, [Choose a theoretical perspective] is present.

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

Example: In Beamon’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 5

  • Review Chapter 5. 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 BEAMON’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 SOCIALIZATION.

Example of this paragraph: 

Opening sentence: [Term] is demonstrated in Beamon’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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