Sociobiography Assignment

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Terri Weedman

Sociobiography: What Shaped Me into Who I Am?

My name is TerriWeedman; I was born Sept. 4th, 1991. Let me start by saying a lot has influenced who I am today people as well as events that have flipped my life upside down and molded me into a better, stronger person then who I was a few years ago. I am going to tell you about a few people who I extremely admire, and a couple that have failed me.
My mother Jeanne has always raised me on a tight leash and taught me to have morals, ethics, self-respect, and class about myself. She raised me and my older brother by herself for a long time, and we never really got to have the “Wonderful” mother/daughter relationship every little girl wants with her mother, but because of…show more content…

Before I lost my unborn, I and the father were held at gunpoint while we were lying in bed because of something he had done to someone else and I was caught in the middle. I ended up getting arrested a week after I lost the baby because of the father of my child.
After being arrested and sitting in jail for a week in June 2011 on charges that could have cost me 10 years of my life I decided I was ready to settle down, go back to college, change my entire life, and make a better living for myself. I was done going back and forth, being careless like I was invincible and nothing could happen to me. Going to jail flipped my life upside down, and I was ready to change.
Last but not least, I found out I was pregnant again on October 18th, 2011. My life completely stopped while sitting in the clinic listening to the results. I was finally over losing my first child, and was ready to start my life over. I was young and ready to get in school and be a young adult. I was forced to stop, think, and grow up way faster then I planned on doing at that time. I had to change all my plans. I had my daughter Amari Raelynn Tussey on June 15th, 2012. Only a year after losing my first one my heart and soul came into the world, my miracle baby. Amari has made me a better person, every day she motivates me to finish college here at Brown Mackie and make a better living for me and her. She is my reason for everything I do in life

Sociological Concepts Essay

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SOCS 185 Week 5 Socioautobiography Assignment Information and Rubric

Below are guidelines to follow as you work on your socioautobiography assignment:

* Papers should be in APA format, with a title page. * Papers should contain 3-4 pages of text, double-spaced (this does not include the title page). * Refer to at least six sociological concepts covered in the lectures or textbook reading. Highlight these concepts in boldface. * Connect your concepts to the TCOs. Indicate the TCOs covered in parentheses, as demonstrated in the assignment instructions.

Grading Rubric: Component | Points Possible | Submission refers to at least six sociological concepts covered in the lectures or textbook reading | 55 |…show more content…


The socioautobiography invites you to consider, in the tradition of C. Wright Mills, how social influences have shaped you. As you contemplate your socioautobiography, you might ask, What were the social forces that constructed the riddle of my life? How did I negotiate the crisscrossing pressures of autonomy and conformity? The connection between the micro and macro realms is an important area to address in you socioautobiography.
The socioautobiography also gives you the opportunity to place your life under the sociological microscope and apply the skills of sociological analysis. Try to understand who you are in your social context using a sociological perspective. As you write your story, use sociological concepts—such as social class, reference group, conformity, norm, role, deviance, subculture, and any others that are helpful—to interpret your life experiences.
You may want to focus on several events, special moments, or important relationships in your life that have impacted you in significant ways. Recall key themes, events, or circumstances that have contributed to the construction of your identity. You may want to discuss the importance of some of the following influences: significant others, family structure, residence (urban, suburban, rural), ethnicity, religion, social status, group memberships, economic status, leisure, work, death, and crises. Regardless of which themes you discuss, be sure to interpret them with

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