Tutor profile: Susan T.
How do college and casual writing styles differ?
The differences between college and casual writing styles are based on the levels and formalities of the relationships. College writing is a formal level of writing language composed of an extensive vocabulary that is written and spoken correctly. It provokes the writer, in many circumstances, to use his or her critical thinking abilities. On the other hand, causal writing is based upon familiarity between friends, peers, and acquaintances. The language is composed of a relaxed vocabulary that is often unspoken and comprised of incomplete sentences, slang, and abbreviations.
How would you define ethical relativism and give an example of how one society's perspective is not necessarily the same as another's?
The theory of ethical relativism can be defined as the moral perspectives held by society is not necessarily the norm of another society. For example, the Koran, Surah 9, verse 111 suggests that suicide is forbidden under Islamic law, but it becomes a virtue if the suicide directly results in the death of non-Muslims. The morality of this is not exactly welcomed in Western cultures in which “suicide-bombers” are not considered to be virtuous, moral, or ethical.
Social influence plays a large role in the way an individual perceives, judges, and defines other people. Define the terms prejudice and stereotype as they relate to social groupings?
The term prejudice can be defined as an individual's judgment rendered on another person or a group of people. This is an attitude that is based on ignorance and limited or incomplete information. On the other hand, stereotyping is generally defined as inaccurate perceptions by one person towards another. The relationship between prejudiced and stereotypic concepts can be explained as follows: Individuals who are prejudiced against are also stereotyped; however, those who are stereotyped are not always prejudiced against (Malacari-Taylor, 2012). In society, much of the stereotyping is merely the result of social training. Social training produces behaviors that validate social experiences from generation to generation.
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