Pick an article from a Sociology academic Journal in the Library, that pertains to religion (in other words an article that applies to our class). There are many sociology academic journals, so you should have plenty to choose from. Pick a topic regarding religion and search for it in our library’s academic journal database.
Further instructions on finding academic journal articles:
Go to the library online, click the research tab, select Databases, and pick ‘academic search complete’. Once in this database you’ll need to refine your search:
Pick full text, and scholarly peer reviewed journals
Pick advanced search and type a term in the box that applies to our class (e.g. religion), and in the next box type in Sociology and then pick ‘subject terms’ field
You will then be directed to results, probably in the thousands, but you’ll want to refine your results
On the left-hand side there are options, you need to make sure to pick:
Source type – academic journals
Publication date – 2008 – 2020 (you want it to be in the last 10 years but I like to include a little buffer)
Language – english (unless you are fluent in another language, and can read it)
This needs to be a Sociology journal because this is a sociology class. Make sure it is a full article (and not a review), and that it was published in the last 10 years. Pick an article that interests you. Academic journal articles are, on average, around 15-20 pages. If you are picking something that is only 2 pages, it is not an academic journal article (it is probably a review). You must summarize a full academic journal article.
Organization for paper:
In the introduction you introduce the main concepts. Then in the body part of the paper, you discuss the main concepts in detail. Each concept should have its own paragraph. The conclusion should include a brief overarching summary of the article and what you’ve learned from reading it. You must include a works cited at the end.