- Refer to Chapter 3 of your text and your chapter notes.
- Read the question below.
- After preparing your response, click the above title link to take the Chapter 3 Essay Quiz.
- Do not open the quiz until you are ready to submit your essay.
- Please save and submit your essay as a word document by browsing your computer and attaching the file in the space provided.
Since Mark was 5 years old, he has been helping his father maintain the family farm. Now, 30 years later, Mark owns the farm and is teaching his own son to manage it. Mark’s brother, Jeffrey, attended high school and then spent several years working at various jobs. Who had the easier transition into adolescence? How do you know this? (HINT: Whose theory would best explain this transitional experience?)
Please follow the directions below as you build your essay.
As you organize your thoughts, consider these key points:
a) Benedict’s theory of clarity and continuity
b) What kind of transition did Mark have? Continuous or Discontinuous. As a consequence, was it easier or more difficult? Explain.
c) What kind of transition did Jeffrey have? Continuous or Discontinuous. As a consequence, was it easier or more difficult?
d) Which is more typical of today’s adolescent?
Content AND format will be graded. A single paragraph response cannot yield full credit!