1. Select a social problem that you are passionate about. Identify a group or an organization
that is advocating on the issue. What is their advocacy strategy? How effective is it? Drawing on
course readings and course lectures, what suggestions would you make to improve their
2. Identify a social movement. What social problem is it seeking to address? How is the
social problem being framed in the dominant view? What is the alternate view that the social
movement is attempting to put forward? What impact has their effort made regarding policy
change? Drawing on course readings and course lectures, what suggestions would you make to
reframe the issue in order to accomplish the desired change?
Grading Criteria
The paper has a structure that is clear, logical, and easy to follow. The paper is directed toward
the audience, and the tone is appropriate to the content of the assignment. The introduction
provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points. The conclusion is
logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points. Transitions between
sections aid in maintaining the flow of thought. The content is comprehensive and accurate.
The paper, including the title page, reference page, tables, and/or appendices, follows APA
guidelines for format as directed by the instructor, (No abstract needed). Citations of original
works within the paper follow APA guidelines. The paper is laid out with effective use of
headings, font styles, and white space. Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.
Correct spelling is mandatory


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