You are required to compile a 2500 word essay on a set question which identifies with appropriate theory, transitions and social risk factors as identified in the learning outcomes.
• Critically discuss Hall’s (1904) seminal work on adolescence and the critiques that have subsequently emerged which contest his viewpoint.
• Draw on a range of sources to investigate the basis of ‘moral panics’ in respect of young people and the implications of these on how discourses around young people are shaped and constructed
• Review and critically appraise the literature on youth transitions and apply this to given scenarios
• Draw on different theoretical perspectives to explain how young peoples’ transitions to adulthood are explained and understood.
INTRODUCTION: salt and pepper of background information related to the key terms in the question
Point of entry into the essay-background history about transitions and young people
• Introduce the points you are going to discuss, first stating your case in general terms – the theoretical arguments you are going to critically analyse in the rest of the essay.
• Remember to have a concluding sentence in your introduction. For example, finally this essay will close with concluding thoughts based on the assignment
• Length: No more than 250 words.
BODY PARAGRAPHS: general formula: point, definition, discussion/argument, evaluation
• Develop your line of argument through several main ideas/theories
• Support each idea with examples and illustrations drawn from the books, articles and any other sources you have used
• As you develop your essay, make it clear how your arguments in one place relate to others you have used or will use.
• Word count (approx.) 2000 words
CONCLUSION: A summary of the main points, arguments and theories identified in the paper
Point of exit from the essay
• IMPORTANT: Tell the reader when you are concluding e.g. in conclusion, to conclude with etc.
• What is your conclusion? Not your opinion. Evidence!
• The conclusion brings closure to the reader, summing up your points or providing a final perspective on your topic
• Length: No more than 250 words