ENG1302 Incarceration of Parents In Children

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Hello, I was wondering if you could help me with an assignment.

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The topic is : how can children be affected by having parents in prison and what can we do to help them.

and I will attach 2 resource pdf (each about 6 page in length) for you. will provide extra time upto 12 hours (if needed).

Cody Dolan English 1302 Fall 2018 Essay 1: Explanatory Synthesis (15% of final grade) Due Dates: Rough Draft: January 26 Peer Review: February 2 Final Version Due: February 9; Physical copy to me, and an electronic copy to Turnitin via BB What is a Synthesis? Why do we write these? A synthesis is a written discussion that draws on material in several texts or across one text to compare and contrast information. It is a standard form of academic and workplace writing. For example, analyses can synthesize and apply several theories to a case study in psychology. A research paper in any discipline synthesizes multiple sources. Argumentative essays synthesize information, theories, etc. into a claim or position. In the workplace, professionals synthesize information in order to make important decisions or presentations. Newspaper and magazine articles synthesize primary and secondary sources; position papers and policy briefs compare and contrast solutions for solving problems in government and business; memos and letters synthesize ideas, events, and/or proposals. Assignment For your first paper, read at least two perspectives addressing one of the topics addressed in Just Mercy (sample topics are listed in step one below). In an essay explore the perspectives by noting where different authors address the same or similar questions and compare their answers. Decide which views seem most valid and which have deepened your own understanding of the topic. Explore how one reading shapes your understanding of the second reading. Be sure to discuss the rhetorical argument devices used in each text. Some questions you might ask yourself include: Does one reading introduce ideas that help you understand what happens in the other reading? Does reading #1 lead you to question the claims or arguments (implicit or explicit) being made in reading #2? What does one text reveal about the other text? Use the information from Chapter 6 of Everything’s an Argument to analyze both texts. In other words, you will compare and contrast how the different sources treat the topics from Stevenson that you have selected. This essay will feature a summary of material in the essays that you have selected and rearranged in order to match the topics to the sources. This will give the reader a broader understanding of the issues Stevenson will cover as we work our way through the book. Purpose of the assignment for this class To promote mature academic thinking; to practice using quotations and paraphrases; to develop and practice summarizing and synthesizing. How to Write this Essay Step one: Stevenson’s text covers a variety of topics, including: veterans and increase in offenders, veterans and mental illness, children charged as adults, children as adults in prison environments, police brutality, prejudice on the police force, wrongful sentencing, effects on employees who carry out the death penalty, effects on working in a prison/ being a prison guard, lack of legal representation available for immigrants and the poor, etc., diversity of juries, and the election of judges. You will choose one or two of these topics that you will then synthesize into an essay with your sources. Step two: Find two credible sources. Read/view/listen and annotate the sources for the topics that you have selected from Stevenson. Step three: Start drafting your synthesis. Note that you might choose two topics and each topic will receive two or three paragraphs of attention. You might choose more topics and deal with each topic in one or two paragraphs. What is not useful, however, is to treat the issues so that one paragraph is devoted to one source and topic and the next paragraph is devoted to another source and topic. The purpose of the assignment is to synthesize material; therefore, each body paragraph will contain material from more than one chapter and one source. Step four: As you have been drafting, you have been identifying passages from Stevenson and your sources that you believe are worth quoting. We choose quotations based on how important the information is and how well-said it is. Use the signal phrases/effective signal verbs for introducing paraphrases and quotations. Step five: As you have been drafting, you have been using transition phrases such as “…in contrast to…”, “…in other cultures, however….”, “…similar to the …” etc. These transition phrases are simple, but when used well they give an essay coherence (aka “flow”) and a professional quality. Step six: After drafting your essay think about a thesis and an introduction. Your thesis might sound something like this: John Doe’s article about children in prison appears to be well-researched, but Jane Doe’s essay about the same subject goes into further detail while also informing readers about the economic factors shaping today’s prison industry. For your conclusion, think about what we learn when we compare and contrast the material in your essay. Compare/contrast syntheses always need a point, and a conclusion is a great place to make it. However, you may also include it in the thesis paragraph. The point of the comparison/contrast is the new understanding we get when we put some information next to other information in new ways. In the conclusion you can move away from Stevenson’s text and into your own perspective about the importance of the material. Step six: Revise and develop your draft. Edit your draft. Proofread your draft. Please note that those three things are all different stages in the writing process. Paper Formatting The essay should be presented in MLA format, without a title page, and should include a works cited page for both the course text book and the sources you used in the essay. This essay will be a minimum of 1,000 words (use Microsoft Word to help you keep a word count, but 1,000 words is about 4 pages.) Submitting your Paper You will submit your final version to Turnitin, in BlackBoard. Grading criteria and essay goals: • Does the essay demonstrate an accurate understanding of the sources and Stevenson’s text used in the essay? • Is the organization a true synthesis of material and not a source-by-source summary of information? • Are the paragraphs well-focused and coherent with useful transition phrases? • Does the introduction contain a descriptive thesis? • Does the conclusion usefully wrap up the material? • Are the sentences basically clear? • Are the quotations and summaries effective? For example, does the essay use a variety of signal verbs? Is the documentation accurate? Is the summary complete, avoiding plagiarism? Are the quotations usefully framed?

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Incarceration of Parents
In their early stages of development, children require the care, love, and support of their
parents to develop well both mentally and physically (Ford). A rarely addressed issue is the
challenges that children whose one or both parents are incarcerated face in their development. It
is estimated that about 2.7 million children in the United States have a parent in prison (Ford).
Stevenson addresses the challenges that such children face, effects of incarceration of parents on
children, and how to ease the suffering of the children. Laub and Haskins wrote an article that
addresses the impact of the imprisonment of parents on children and offers some suggestions on
how to deal with the phenomenon. Reckdhal authored a similar article. Reckdhal’s article
addresses the effects of imprisonment of parents on children in great depth but offers few
suggestions on how to solve the problem while Laub and Haskins’s articles lay more emphasis
on the interventions that can help improve the lives of such children.
Effects of Incarceration on Children
Most of the challenges listed by Laub and Haskins are similar to those discussed in depth
by Reckdhal. One problem that children on incarcerated parents face is poor academic
performance (Laub and Haskins 2). Reckdhal observes that poor academic performance of such
children results from other challenges that they face due to their condition (Reckdhal 13). The
incarceration of parents also ...

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