The Writer’s Handbook for Sociology gives students the tools that they need to develop evidence-based writing skills and format academic papers in American Psychological Association (APA) and American Sociological Association (ASA) style. This book helps learners develop a reader-friendly writing style incorporating active voice, parallel structure, and conciseness. In addition, grammar and mechanics are presented in a systematic way to facilitate learning, helping students fill learning gaps.

part 1|169 pages

Writing in Sociology

chapter Chapter 1|20 pages

Purpose, Voice, and Viewpoint

chapter Chapter 2|25 pages

Process, Strategy, and Style

chapter Chapter 3|27 pages

Research and Evidence-Based Writing

chapter Chapter 4|38 pages

Literature Review

chapter Chapter 5|28 pages

Writing in the Field

chapter Chapter 6|29 pages

Citation Styles: APA and ASA

part 2|110 pages

Editing for Clarity

chapter Chapter 7|19 pages

Cohesive Paragraphs and Transitions

chapter Chapter 8|11 pages

Active Voice

chapter Chapter 9|11 pages

Parallel Structure

chapter Chapter 10|25 pages

Pronouns and Viewpoint

chapter Chapter 11|16 pages


chapter Chapter 12|26 pages


part 3|102 pages

Proofreading for Credibility

chapter Chapter 13|22 pages

Comma Rules

chapter Chapter 14|13 pages

Semicolons, Colons, and Dashes

chapter Chapter 15|13 pages

Quotation and Citation

chapter Chapter 16|16 pages

Capitalization and Number Usage

chapter Chapter 17|15 pages

Apostrophes and Hyphens

chapter Chapter 18|21 pages

The Effective Use of Words: Unbiased Language and More

part 4|32 pages

Quick Guides

chapter Chapter 19|20 pages

Getting a Job

chapter Chapter 20|10 pages

Making a Presentation