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Status Tree

Status Tree.

I’m stuck on a Sociology question and need an explanation.

Objective: The Paper gives you the opportunity to apply your knowledge and understanding of statuses and roles. Module 4 discusses statuses and roles.

This paper has two parts. The first part is to create a status tree, and the second part is to write about the statuses of that tree in relation to the related key concepts from the text.

How to Complete Part 1: The Status Tree

Use the Shapes, Smart Art, or drawing tools in Microsoft Word to create a status tree that illustrates your achieved, ascribed, and master statuses. Use different colors, shapes, or shading to distinguish achieved from ascribed statuses.

This video gives a tutorial on using SmartArt:

Here is the example of a status tree from the Module 4:

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Note: This status tree does not indicate a master status, but you must indicate one in your status tree.

If you cannot figure out the Word Shapes, Smart Art, or drawing tools, then use another imaging program, or draw one by hand. If you use another imaging program, then save your image as jpeg file (no larger than 100KB please) and insert it into your paper. If you draw your tree by hand, then scan or take a photo of your tree and save it as a jpeg file (no larger than 100KB please) and then insert it into your paper.

How to Complete Part 2: The Paper

In the paper, use your roles and statuses to define and apply the following terms to your own life. Be sure to define and give examples of each of the following from your own life, based on your status tree.

  • Status (define and give an example from your life)
  • Achieved Status (Define and include at least 4 from your life)
  • Ascribed Status (Define and include at least 6 from your life)
  • Status Symbol (Define and include at least 1 from your life)
  • Master Status (Define and include your master status)
  • Role (define and give an example from your life)
  • Role Conflict (Define and include at least 1 example from your life)
  • Role Strain (Define and include at least 1 example from your life)

Include an introduction and conclusion in your paper. View the rubric to see how the paper will be graded.

Format

  • To avoid compatibility issues, the paper must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document .docx or .doc (plus a jpeg status tree if necessary)

Note: If you do not have Microsoft Word, then use a campus computer when you are ready to type your paper or use Google Docs and save as a Word document (Be sure to check for changes in formatting before submitting if you go this route) when you are done. Some word processors, like Pages, also export to Microsoft Word. Consult your word processor manual for details. Be careful with exports, since tables (status trees) do not always export well.

  • Include your status tree as the first page of your paper. The first page should have the title and status tree
  • The paper should be around 3-4 pages (not including the status tree page) typed, double spaced.
  • Margins must be no greater than an inch on all
  • Start your paper at the top of the page following the status tree.
  • The paper must follow formal essay structure (introduction, body, conclusion) or similar, For a good example, see the essay structure guide.
  • If you quote from the text or other references, then be sure to cite the source and include a works cited page (not necessary if you do not quote other sources)
  • You can use the optional template to write your paper as well. It is already formatted as an essay and can be used as a guide for what needs to be included in addition to these instruction. Use of the template is voluntary. You may use any part of this template, the whole template, or use none of it at all. You may use your own format, but be sure that your information is well organized and reads like an essay/paper.

It is not necessary to use references besides our text book and Module 4 for this paper, but, if you choose to use other references, make sure that they are cited properly in MLA format. Also, references like Wikipedia (encyclopedias of any kind) and dictionary.com (dictionaries of any kind) are not acceptable references for a scholarly college level paper. Do not use them.

Rubric

Paper 1 Status Tree

Paper 1 Status Tree

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStatusesStatuses are defined and you have included and described at least 1 example from your life.

0.5 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

0.5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStatus TreeStatus tree is created and included as per instructions

2.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

2.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAchieved StatusesAchieved Statuses are defined and you have included and described at least 4 examples from your life.

1.5 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

1.5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAscribed StatusAscribed Statuses are defined and you have included and described at least 6 examples from your life.

1.5 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

1.5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStatus SymbolStatus Symbols are defined and you have included and described at least 1 example from your life.

0.5 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

0.5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMaster StatusMaster Statuses are defined and you have included and described your master status.

0.5 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

0.5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeRolesRoles are defined and you have included and described at least 1 example from your life.

0.5 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

0.5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeRole ConflictRole conflict is defined and you have included and described at least 1 example from your life.

1.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

1.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeRole StrainRole strain is defined and you have included and described at least 1 example from your life.

1.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

1.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStructurePaper is written following the formatting guidelines in the instructions.

1.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

1.0 pts

Status Tree