1. Read the posted chapters from Educated in Modules 1-3 2. Draft a 4-6
1. Read the posted chapters from Educated in Modules 1-3 2. Draft a 4-6 page essay that summarizes the memoir and then examines Tara’s story from a sociological perspective. The learning goals of this assignment include: · Applying the sociological perspective and concepts to lived experiences. · Communicating sociological insights in written format. Essay [worth 100 points] Directions First, read the memoir written by Tara Westover titled Educated. Next, write an essay that summarizes the memoir and examines Tara’s story from a sociological perspective. How Many Pages Should I Write? Your essay should be no shorter than 4 pages long (double-spaced, 1-inch margins, normal 12-point font), but no longer than 6 pages. NOTE: Your summary should not be longer than two pages and your sociological examination should be at least two pages. What Should I Write About? After you succinctly summarize the memoir in two pages or less, examine Tara’s story from a sociological perspective. To examine Tara’s story from a sociological perspective, focus your analysis on the following questions: · How does Tara’s story demonstrate an interplay between individual agency and societal constraint? · What cultural socialization did Tara experience? · How did Tara’s experiences come to form her sense of self? A sociological examination means that you are defining and applying sociological theories and concepts from the module lectures to examples from the memoir. How Do I Cite Course Material Within the Text? The only materials that you need to use for this essay are the module lectures (PowerPoints and lecture videos) and the chapters from Educated.

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