Essay Cove

Essay Cove

In a hypothetical situation, Clark is a 28-year-old man who dropped out of high school because he prefers to hang out with his friends, smoke marijuana, and shoplift. Recently he met a girl who told him that she would be interested in a serious relationship if he got his GED and a good job. Clark’s older brother George is a 32-year-old high school drop out who got Clark involved in his first shoplifting. But George wasn’t as lucky as Clark and he got caught, sent to a juvenile detention facility, and then, after committing a burglary, to state prison for five years.
Clark’s girlfriend has helped Clark create a resume but he’s having a hard time figuring out what to write about what he’s been doing for the last ten years since he’s basically been hanging out at his parents’ house and watching TV.
There’s another challenge. He has ten tattoos and one is on his neck and another one is on his hand so these tattoos are visible. Should he get them removed or wear a long shirt or even gloves and say he has a skin condition?
In an essay of no longer than two double-spaced pages, answer the following questions about Clark based on what you have read and learned about social deviance during this semester. Remember that when you write your answers, it needs to be in your own words. Since this is a take home exam, you can refer to your study guide, textbook, or other resources but you should demonstrate your mastery of the subject in how you write things up so you are not just copying quotes.
What theory most closely fits Clark and where he is in his life at 28? (Briefly define that theory related to Clark and why you chose it as a possible explanation for his situation/life.)
Should he get his tattoos removed or wear a long shirt or even gloves to any job interviews and say he has a skin condition?
If Clark shows up at job interviews with visible tattoos, what might be the outcome?
What concepts and terms related to social deviance did you learn this semester that fit Clark’s life and circumstances? Name and define at least 2 (two) social deviance concepts or terms including why you chose that term or concept to apply to Clark directly, or to his brother, new girlfriend, and/or new employers?
Your take home exam will be graded in the following way:
Content 70/100 points are possible
Style 30/100 points are possible
100 total
To make sure you get as many of the 70 points for content as possible, in your 1 to 2 page essay, use #s to make sure you answer all three questions.
#1 – response
#2 – response
#3 – response
#4 – response
Also, Content means that you are as specific as possible and that you write your answers in your own words. Your writing should be organized and well-written
To make sure you get as many of the 30 points for style as possible, write your answer in Word and then edit and proofread it.
Style means that your response is
Free of typos.
Free of spelling errors.
All sentences begin with a capital letter.
Your sentences are properly punctuated.
You start a new idea with a new paragraph.
Your answer is well-organized and stays within the 2 page double spaced maximum limit.

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