Technology and Social Change
Provide an introduction paragraph defining both technology and social change, and discusse how they are related.
In the body paragraphs, discuss the impact of the personal computer, cellular phones, and the Internet on society.
Using the three major sociological perspectives, describe the equilibrium model, the digital divide, and cultural lag in relation to these technologies and social change.
Include how technology has influenced social epidemiology, health, and the environment.
Explore a recent or emerging form of technology, and discuss its potential benefits or consequences for society.
Provide a conclusion paragraph summarizing key points.
Cite at least three academic, peer-reviewed sources and two popular magazines.
Format the paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Organization: Essay should include an introduction, body, and conclusion paragraphs.
Technology and Social Change Possible Points
Correctly defines technology and social change and explains how they are related 10
Discusses the impact of the personal computer, cellular phones, and the internet in society 10
Correctly applies the three sociological perspectives towards describing the equilibrium model, the digital divide, and cultural lag in relation to these technologies and social change 20
identifies and discusses an emerging form of technology and the potential benefits or consequences on society 10
The structure of the paper is clear and easy to follow 2
The writer focuses on ideas and concepts within the paragraphs contained within the body of the paper 5
The introduction clearly states the objective or ideas leading to the purpose of the paper 5
Paragraph transitions are logical and reinforce the flow of thought throughout the paper 3
The conclusion draws the ideas together 5
The paper is correctly formatted to APA style including citations and reference page 5
The paper utilizes references appropriately without over use e.g. student is not relying on references and student’s voice is readily apparent 2
The paper is neat with attention given to format requirements e.g. headers, pagination, title page, etc. 2
Student appropriately uses without over using format tools such as italics, bolding, line spacing, word count, and etc. 1
Writing Mechanics 10
Grammar, word usage, and punctuation are correct 5
Spelling is correct 5
Clarity and Style 10
Audience appropriate language is used avoiding jargon and simplifying complex concepts 2
Proper sentence structure is used, avoiding run-on sentences, incomplete sentences, and overuse of conjunctions 2
Writing is concise and written in an active voice 2
Tone is appropriate to the content and assignment 2
Proper sentence transitions are used 2
Total Points Possible 100
Late submission deduction 0%
Total Points Earned
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