Write a 5+-page academic essay where you analyze multiple perspectives about mas


Write a 5+-page academic essay where you analyze multiple perspectives about mass incarceration and identify where specific authors have common ground and where they have divergent viewpoints.
Paragraph 1 (and possibly 2): Introduction
Your introduction will introduce the main issue(s) at hand. It will then introduce the readings and authors whose perspectives you are comparing/contrasting. Lastly, it will include a thesis statement arguing where common ground exists, and where it doesn’t, between the authors you’ve chosen.
Paragraphs 2-8 (you will likely have anywhere from 5-8 body paragraphs): Body Paragraphs
Your body paragraphs will each begin with a topic sentence indicating which readings you are comparing/contrasting in that paragraph, and how they relate to one another. You will then provide a quote from the first reading you want to discuss. You will follow the quote with 2-4 sentences of analysis. Each analysis sentence will tell the reader how they should understand the quote in relation to your thesis, topic sentence, and/or the issues at hand. You will then provide a quote from the second reading you want to discuss. You will follow the quote with 2-4 sentences of analysis. Each analysis sentence will explain the relationship of the second quote to the first: do they have common ground or not? How so? Why or why not? You will end the paragraph re-affirming how the two quotes relate and transition to the next paragraph.
As you proceed through your body paragraphs, you should make clear how all your points add up to an argument about where common ground exists, and where it doesn’t, between your chosen authors.
Final Paragraph: Conclusion
Your final paragraph will be your conclusion. Your first sentence will indicate that you are concluding (“In conclusion” or “In closing” is simple way to indicate that). The first sentence will also re-affirm the main point of your body section/thesis. Each of your conclusion paragraphs will re-state a main point you made in your paper.


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