Welcome to the StudySpace
The structure of this site uses contemporary pedagogical techniques to help you strengthen your study habits. The site is organized into 3 parts: Organize, Learn and Connect.
This material will help you prepare to tackle the chapter material by getting you to think energetically before you read the chapter. Then when you do open your book you will engage it more effectively.
- Chapter Study Plans highlight the learning tools the site offers. To keep track of your progress, print the Study Plan.
- Chapter Learning Objectives answer the question: “What will you learn from this chapter?” Keep these broad objectives in mind as you read.
- Chapter Outlines provide an overview of the major ideas introduced in each chapter. Review the outline before you read the chapter.
These exercises help you master what you've read in the chapter.
- Read the assigned chapter in your textbook or ebook. Then you might want to reread the Chapter Outlines as a review of those important concepts you should have grasped.
- Quiz + Quizzes for each chapter generate a targeted study plan that includes specific page references and links to relevant studyspace features and to the optional ebook.
- Download the audio version of the Chapter Outlines and listen on your computer or MP3 player anytime you want to review on the go.
- Complete the Data Workshop exercises and gain hands-on experience in the practice of sociology.
- Flashcards help you review key terms in each chapter.
Here you are asked to apply what you learned from the chapter and to make connections between concepts you have mastered.
- Sociology in Practice DVD exercises feature clips from documentary films that explore sociological concepts from various perspectives.
- Everydaysociologyblog.com short answer exercises allow you to respond to some of the interesting and topical posts on the everydaysociology.com blog.
- Sociology in the News keeps you up-to-date—from a sociological perspective—about what’s happening in the world.
- The Norton Slideshow Maker with Visual Sociology Exercises allows you to use your own photographs and captions to respond to questions that will spark your sociological imagination (select chapters only).