The concept of looking glass

Students will apply the theory of Bronfenbrenner and the concept of Looking Glass Self to one of the Case studies from the iBook. This paper will be written in scientific style, with no personal opinion, in third-person format. Students may use a maximum of one quotation; all remaining information must be paraphrased (i.e., interpreted in student’s own words). Any piece of information obtained from another source must be properly cited, even if it is not a direct quotation. Students must include an introductory paragraph with a topic (thesis) sentence, appropriate transitions, a concluding paragraph, and reference page. Students must have at least 3 citations in this paper (Chapters 7 and 8 of the iBook, and the chapter corresponding to the case study).

Essay Requirements:

  • 3-4 pages
  • APA format
  • Citations must be used throughout the entire essay
  • Points will be deducted for spelling/grammatical errors, typos, and APA format errors

Expository Writing:

Expository Writing is a mode of writing that uses examples to share, explain or prove a point. Expository writing serves as a transition for students to develop more formal elements of academic writing: the thesis statement, topic sentences, specific examples to support one’s thesis, etc.


  • The thesis statement must be defined and narrow enough to be supported within the essay.
  • Each supporting paragraph must have a distinct controlling topic and all other sentences must factually relate directly to it. The transition words or phrases are important as they help the reader follow along and reinforce the logic.
  • The conclusion paragraph should originally restate the thesis and the main supporting ideas. Finish with a statement that reinforces your position in a meaningful and memorable way. Never introduce new material in the conclusion.