Write a 6+ page academic essay where you make an academic argument about why and


Write a 6+ page academic essay where you make an academic argument about why and how so many young people, especially poor young people and young people of color, end up suffering in the school-to-prison pipeline.
Paragraph 1 (and possibly 2): Introduction
Your introduction will introduce the main issue(s) at hand. You will provide basic research on the school-to-prison pipeline as it pertains to your specific argument. Your introduction will end with a clear thesis stating why/how you think so many young people end up suffering in the pipeline.
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 the focus of that paragraph. You will then provide a quote from our readings or your own outside research. 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 second quote from readings or from your own outside research. 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: what do the quotes affirm about the issue, or how does the evidence support the claim of your paragraph/paper?
As you proceed through your body paragraphs, you should make clear how all your points add up to an argument about why/how so many young people end up in the pipeline.
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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