Note Taking: Essay question: Choose ONE key thinker that we will discuss in lectures and tutorials this semester. In approximately 1500 words, a) explain how the historical context in which the thinker lived/lives might have shaped his or her thinking about society, and b) identify at least three lasting key contributions that the individual has made to the social sciences. Essay Plan: Each major thought or step in your argument should be organized into a paragraph. Students are increasingly using lots of small sections and sub-sections when they write, but this is usually unnecessary. Essays or other assignment of less than 2,000 words probably don’t need to have separate sections and sub-headings; just organize your paragraphs and your overall essay structure well.