Paper Guidelines = 850 words / 3 ½ pages
*Written in APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences.
*Papers must be main body pages – this DOES NOT include Title Page, Abstract and Reference page
*Must include Title Page, Abstract, and Reference page
*12 point font, Times New Roman, double spaced
*1 inch margins
*Must include page header and running head at top of each page
*Sources need to be cited within paper and on Reference page
*Correct grammar and spelling
——- Write about divorces after marriage, How and Why, and When…? 850 words.
Reflect on what you learned, why it is significant and how it relates to key issues and topic(s) discussed in class.
Include personal thoughts, discoveries, perceptions and responses you have regarding the topic
Anything you found interesting
What you learned
How your thoughts/ideas/judgments may have changed
How it personally impacts you (if it does)
What message about families, marriage, gender roles, etc. does it send?
What are values being presented
How do you feel about the topic and/or message? Agree or Disagree?
Do you find the topic, issue, message or etc. positive or negative?
Speak from personal experience or opinion in your writing. In most every paper authors should be coming to their own conclusions about the data, information or topic. And certainly there are contexts (such as, say, a personal essay or reflection paper) in which drawing upon your own experiences and knowledge is even encouraged.
Personal Essay/Reflection paper – In a personal essay you can write about personal experiences and/or events that have affected and/or changed you and/or your family, past event that have been turning points in your life, or personal ideas/opinions/ perceptions about family and/or family values/issues affecting family.
***If you write a personal essay, you will cite yourself as you would cite an interview, both in the body of the paper and Reference page***