Describe the theories of elder abuse. You should
describe all of the theories, but the last two (Family Stress Theory and Neutralization Theory) are
particularly important, so spend more time on those theories. (3 pages).
*FORMAT FOR THE WRITING ASSIGNMENTS:
All written work is subject to plagiarism detection software review. Identified instances of
cheating or plagiarism.
1 inch margins.
12 point font.
Times New Roman font.
At least one paragraph indent per page; avoid long run-on
You cannot have one sentence paragraphs.
Avoid contractions (for example, use “do not” instead of “don’t” and “cannot” instead of
Use 3rd person voice: they, them, their; not 1st person voice such I, we, and our; and not
2nd person voice such as he, she.
Use formal language; avoid slang.
Use a formal writing style, but you do not have to use a professional writing style such as
ASA or APA writing styles. Just make certain your paper has a formal tone.
Introduce information by using any of the following established methods: “According to
Wallace….” (if you are referring to the author of the text), or “O’Brien contends….” (if
you are referring to a particular theorist or researcher whose work is covered in the text).
This is the type of language you would find in a sociology text or journal. This is what I
mean by a formal writing style.
Do not use quotes. Generally, quotes detract from an essay rather than enhance it, so
paraphrase and use your own words.
Do not plagiarize. Again use your own words. One form of plagiarizing is using
sentences and phrases directly from the text without putting them in your own words.
Be concise. Avoid wordiness and too many generalizations.
Stay on topic.
AVOID OPINION!!! These are not reflective papers. They are your summary of
important text material. The purpose of these papers is to make certain you understand
text material, not to give your opinion on the material.
No reference page.
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