I guess the problem with sociology in an academic setting is that there is no clear right or wrong answer. So my professor can take off 12% of my grade because she doesn’t think my analysis of an article was in depth enough, but I can think that’s total bullshit since I went in to pretty exhaustive discussion. Oh well, I’m not the one handing out grades, so I’m not the one with the power.
I guess I just think in a paper with 5 paragraphs, if 4.5 of them are analysis and you wanted 4.8 or whatever, it shouldn’t take me from a 100% to an 88%
But what do I know.