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intro to sociology
animals and society
blog post

How to Cite

Glasser, Carol. (2021) 2022. “PERSUASIVE BLOG POST ASSIGNMENT”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, September. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


In this assignment students develop and write a persuasive blog post over the course of 6 to 7 weeks through a series of staged assignments. This assignment is ideal for smaller courses (below 20), but has been successfully taught with class sizes between 25-30 students. The assignment is geared toward introductory students and can be easily edited for...

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Subject Area(s):
Animals and Society
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Class Level(s):
College 200
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Usage Notes

Who this is for: This assignment makes no assumption that students have had an introductory English course at the college level, making this assignment ideal for first- and second-year students.

Overview of assignment design: This assignment is comprised of a series of staged assignments and in class discussions/activities over the course of...

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Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. To understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it
  2. To identify valid arguments both in support of and opposed to a perspective
  3. To develop one’s own perspective on a sociological topic and use sociological concepts and evidenced to support it

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. To earn 100% on the final test for the Plagiarism Tutorial (assignment link included)
  2. To successfully complete the Thinking Through Viewpoints Assignment (assignment guidelines included)
  3. To complete the Persuasive Blog Post Assignment and receive a final grade of 75% (C) or higher (assignment guidelines and rubrics for assessment included)

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