Guidelines for the Response Paper for “The Promise”
Goal: Compose a response to C. Wright Mills chapter “The Promise” by addressing the paper guidelines below. The paper should be a maximum of 5 pages,
Paper Guidelines: What Your Paper Should Address
1. Clearly and concisely explain C. Wright Mills’ concept of the Sociological Imagination? How can it help an individual understand their place within society? What is the difference between “personal troubles” and “public issues”? Incorporate examples, other than those used by Mills, to help illustrate your points. [45 for content and 15 for examples= 60 points]
2. What critique(s) do you have of the chapter? For a critique, it is not sufficient just to say “I didn’t like the writing” or “I liked the chapter.” Explain why you did or did not like the chapter–and support your critique sociologically. In other words, provide substantive sociological explanations for your positive and negative criticisms. [30 points]
3. The remaining 10 points are for organization, clarity in writing, proper citation, and correct grammar/punctuation/spelling.