Expository Essay


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Review the attached "Writing a Five-Paragraph Essay" resource to help guide you through the structure of a five-paragraph essay.

  1. Review the media piece The Writing Process to help you prepare your first draft. (Attached)
  2. Write the first draft of your five-paragraph expository essay, which should be 750-1,000 words.
  3. Review the First Draft Rubric to help you make sure all elements are present in your essay. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. (Attached)

The essay should contain the following:

  • An introductory paragraph with a thesis statement. The topic is: Describe the effect a prison sentence has on an inmate’s reintegration into society.
  • Three body or supporting paragraphs.
  • A concluding paragraph.
  • In-text citations and a reference page. (Remember to reference and cite any supporting information you are taking from your articles-if it is not your original thought, there needs to be a citation and reference.)

Attached also is my expository brainstorming worksheet. I included the references that I wish to use as well as you can add some if you see fit.

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Name: Earnest Dixon Jr Course: UNV104 Date: February 18, 2018 Instructor: Andrea Hogan Expository Essay: Brainstorming and Beginning Research Attention: Please make sure to complete the Navigating the GCU Library worksheet BEFORE completing this worksheet. Before you begin any writing assignment, it is often necessary to complete several “pre-writing” activities. This worksheet will assist you with several of the pre-writing activities necessary for completing your expository essay including selecting a topic, brainstorming, research strategies, and research. Follow the instructions to complete these pre-writing activities. Make sure you complete all 4 sections of this worksheet. Part 1 of 4: Select a Topic Below are lists of possible essay topics to use for the expository essay you will create in this course in week 4. Please highlight/bold your topic choice so your instructor will know your selection. Note: If you do not see a topic that interests you, please contact your instructor for further direction. 1. Describe national security concerns and their impact on the American people. 2. What are some ways to address the needs of military veterans transitioning into civilian life? 3. How does deployment affect the family and loved ones of military servicemen? © 2016. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. 4. What challenges do schools face when dealing with budget cuts? 5. Explain the kinds of security measures currently available to ensure school safety. 6. How does class size affect learning in the classroom? 7. What effect does bullying have on children? 8. What are some ethical guidelines counselors should follow when treating their patients? 9. How are faith and spirituality used in pastoral counseling? 10. How does globalization affect the local community? 11. What are some characteristics of a good leader? 12. How do wellness programs affect the workplace? 13. How do advertisers use psychology to sell products? 14. Describe the effects pollution has on health. 15. What are the dangers of extreme diet or exercise? 16. What effects will an aging baby boomer generation have on the health care system? 17. Describe the effect a prison sentence has on an inmate’s reintegration into society. 18. How has the usage of DNA in forensics affected the court system? 19. In what ways can a Christian church help the local community? © 2016. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. 20. How does technology affect interpersonal communication? 21. How has social media affected relationships? 22. What effects does multi-tasking have on a person? Part 2 of 4: Brainstorming Strategies Read: Topic 1 Lecture. Review: “Invention: Finding Your Ideas” section of “The Writing Process” media piece: https://lc.gcumedia.com/unv104/the-writing-process/index.html Complete: Based on the information you learned from the Writing Process media piece “Invention: Finding Your Ideas,” complete the Brainstorm Method 1 & 2 sections below. In box 1, use the brainstorming method of “Questioning”. In box 2, choose one other method that you would like to use to brainstorm on the topic you selected from part 1 of this assignment. Brainstorm Method #1: Questioning- Describe the effect a prison sentence has on an inmate’s reintegration into society.(Use the “Questioning” brainstorming method to brainstorm the topic you chose in part 1.) Who: Inmates What: Effect of prison sentences on reintegration When: Upon release Why: Imprisonment Where: Society How: Interaction with society © 2016. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. Brainstorm Method #2: Your Choice Cubing Use one of the other brainstorming methods described in the Writing Process media piece “Invention: Finding Your Ideas” to brainstorm the topic you chose in part 1. If you choose to use Cubing or Mapping, copy and paste your completed brainstorm using that method directly into this box. Description; comparison, Association; Analysis; Application; Argument Psychological torture; livelihood; ineffective rehabilitation Erosion of principles of humanity necessaryocietysosocie Chaotic environment vs. civilized society Effect of prison sentence on reintegration Contrast between expectation and reality ty Facilitating smooth transition to society Loss of perspective; loss of control; hyper vigilance © 2016. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. Part 3 of 4: Research Strategies Step 1: Pull keywords that were generated from your brainstorming activity in part 2. These keywords need to pertain to the topic selected from part 1. Step 2: Come up with synonyms (word/phrase that means nearly the same thing) for those keywords. Step 3: Combine keywords/synonyms to come up with Boolean search terms. Boolean search terms utilize AND/OR phrases. This is covered on page 15 of the course ebook. An example table is provided below to demonstrate how you should complete this. Please do not use any part of the example as part of your own table. Example Tables Keyword pulled from brainstorming Synonym (word with same or similar meaning) 1. Online Learning 1. Non-traditional learning 2. Education 2. School 3. Higher Education 3. College 4. Academic Achievement 4. Student Success 5. Learning Strategies 5. Study Skills © 2016. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. Boolean Search Possibilities: 1. Online Learning AND Education 4. Online Learning OR Non-traditional Learning 2. Academic Achievement AND College 5. Study Skills OR Learning Strategies 3. Online Learning AND Student Success Keyword Pulled from Brainstorming Synonym (word with same or similar meaning) 1. rehabilitation 1. ameliorate 2.psychological torture 2. mental distress 3. hyper viligance 3. elevated sensory sensitivity Boolean Search Possibilities: 1. rehabilitation and incarceration 4. 2. psychological torture and amelioration 3. hypervigilance and mental distress © 2016. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. Part 4 of 4: Gather Resources Step 1: Go to the library website and start a search for peer-reviewed journal articles through Academic Search Complete (see the Navigating the Online GCU Library worksheet for help with this). Please use your keywords/synonyms or Boolean search terms from Part 3 to locate five resources to support your essay topic. Note: The resources or articles you find should be about the topic you chose when completing Part 1 of this worksheet; this will help you work smarter, not harder. Step 2: Complete the table below using the 5 most relevant peer-reviewed journal articles you found on the topic chosen from part 1. Note: For help navigating the Library, please refer to the Navigating the Library worksheet and the Library Tutorials provided in Course Materials: An example table is provided below to demonstrate how you should complete this portion. Please do not use any part of the example as part of your own table. Example Source: 5 Your Topic Title of Resource Boolean terms/ Keywords Used Adults and Online Learning Factors influencing adult learners' decision to drop out or persist in online learning. Online Learning AND Student Success Permalink http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h &AN=44785109&site=ehost-live&scope=site Abstract The number of adult learners who participate in online learning has rapidly grown in the last two decades due to online learning's many advantages. In spite of the growth, the high dropout rate in © 2016. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. online learning has been of concern to many higher education institutions and organizations. The purpose of this study was to determine whether persistent learners and dropouts are different in individual characteristics (i.e., age, gender, and educational level), external factors (i.e., family and organizational supports), and internal factors (i.e., satisfaction and relevance as sub-dimensions of motivation). Quantitative data were collected from 147 learners who had dropped out of or finished one of the online courses offered from a large Midwestern university. Dropouts and persistent learners showed statistical differences in perceptions of family and organizational support, and satisfaction and relevance. It was also shown that the theoretical framework, which includes family support, organizational support, satisfaction, and relevance in addition to individual characteristics, is able to predict learners' decision to drop out or persist. Organizational support and relevance were shown to be particularly predictive. The results imply that lower dropout rates can be achieved if online program developers or instructors find ways to enhance the relevance of the course. It also implies that adult learners need to be supported by their organizations in order for them to finish online courses that they register for. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] APA References Park, J., & Hee Jun, C. (2009). Factors influencing adult learners' decision to drop out or persist in Citation online learning. Journal Of Educational Technology & Society, 12(4), 207-217. Peer-reviewed Article 1: Your Topic Title of Resource Ex-offender’s experience of reintegration from Describe the effect imprisonment Boolean terms/ Keywords Used Sentencing and reintegration a prison sentence has on an inmate’s reintegration into © 2016. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. society Permalink Abstract California's prison system has long been criticized for its high rising prison population. As of 2010, a fifth of California state prisoners are serving a life sentence. This study used in-depth interviews to explore the reintegration experiences of fifteen ex-offenders who served a life sentence in prison. A grounded theory approach to analysis identified themes from the narratives. The findings suggested that although incarceration was a difficult experience, the motivation of these men to make healthy decisions along with the support of their family contributed towards positive outcomes and optimism about transitioning back into society. The findings of this study were found to be consistent with previous research that found transitioning from prison to the community posed a problem for those individuals who did not have needed resources upon release. APA References Ramirez, R. (2014). Ex-offender's experience of reintegration from imprisonment (Order No. Citation 1527744). Available from Criminal Justice Database. (1530476758). Retrieved from https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search-proquestcom.lopes.idm.oclc.org/docview/1530476758?accountid=7374 © 2016. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. Peer-reviewed Article 2: Your Topic Title of Resource Boolean terms/ Keywords Used Describe the effect a prison sentence has on an inmate’s reintegration into society We’ve come a long way baby….or have we? The phenomenon of community re-integration for incarcerated women Incarceration and rehabilitation Permalink https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search-proquestcom.lopes.idm.oclc.org/docview/304839148?accountid=7374 Abstract The current study explored the phenomenon of community re-integration with incarcerated women. Each of the women were six months or less from release and had at least one prior experience with community re-integration. Qualitative methodology and a phenomenological mode of inquiry were used to explore the pre-incarceration, incarceration, and post-incarceration experiences of these ten incarcerated women. The following themes emerged from data analysis: (1) Family Relationships, (2) Traumatic Events, (3) Change, (4) Treatment from Jail Staff, (5) Programs/Classes, (6) Anxiety, and (7) Motherhood as Motivation. These themes are discussed as they relate to each research question; as well as, their relationship to the pre-incarceration, incarceration, and post-incarceration experiences of the participants. Implications for social work practice include the improvement of rehabilitative services to incarcerated women, as well as, the development of a discharge plan that could be used to begin the process of community re-integration on the first day of incarceration. © 2016. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. APA References Citation Baldwin, J. T. (2009). We've come a long way baby…or have we? the phenomenon of community re integration for incarcerated women (Order No. 3356451). Available from Criminal Justice Database. (304839148). Retrieved from https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search-proquestcom.lopes.idm.oclc.org/docview/304839148?accountid=7374 Peer-reviewed Article 3: Your Topic Title of Resource Boolean terms/ Keywords Used Rehabilitation or recidivism: An examination of contemporary American incarceration issues that hinder inmate growth and development Rehabilitation and incarceration Permalink Abstract In many incarceration facilities around the country, inmates are presented with a number of environmental issues that ultimately hinder their ability to accomplish rehabilitation. Some of these issues are indirectly created by the institution, while others come as a result of the inmate subculture. Furthermore, the presence of one or more of these themes often has a direct and increasing effect on many others. The recognition of these occurrences is important, because it is our family and friends who are searching for clarity behind bars. This final program project centers on an examination of © 2016. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. these themes as they are experienced by those who have lived through incarceration firsthand. More specifically, these topics are identified and analyzed as they are recounted by literary autobiographical authors and me. In doing so, I am able to recognize what rehabilitative measures have proven successful in the process. Through an interview conducted by myself, with a local incarceration official, I am able to receive an alternate perspective into the surfacing of such issues. Literary analysis, personal reflection, and interview acknowledgement will become helpful as I later formulate recommendations to implement for the future. APA References Citation https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search-proquestcom.lopes.idm.oclc.org/docview/1464786055?accountid=7374 Peer-reviewed Article 4: Your Topic Title of Resource Boolean terms/ Keywords Used © 2016. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. Arizona Wants to Cut Sentences, Ease Parole Prison sentences and rehabilitation Permalink https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search-proquestcom.lopes.idm.oclc.org/docview/204389715?accountid=7374 Abstract Arizona legislators have placed high priority on bills to lower minimum sentences for some non-violent crimes and increase the numbers of inmates eligible for 90-day early release. They cite that the sentencing reform is an alternative to construction. APA References Citation ARIZONA WANTS TO CUT SENTENCES, EASE PAROLE. (2004). Corrections Digest, 35(5), 3. Retrieved from https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search-proquestcom.lopes.idm.oclc.org/docview/204389715?accountid=7374 © 2016. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. Peer-reviewed Article 5: Your Topic Title of Resource Boolean terms/ Keywords Used Can a Federal Judge Give a Convicted Defendant a Longer Prison Sentence to Promote Rehabilitation? Prison sentences and rehabilitation Permalink https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search-proquestcom.lopes.idm.oclc.org/docview/865937218?accountid=7374 Abstract APA References [...] the district court stated, " [t]he sentence has to be sufficient to provide needed correctional treatment, and here I think the needed correctional treatment is the 500 Hour Drug Program." [...] despite who wins in the Supreme Court, the decision is likely to spawn a number of federal prisoner initiated post-conviction motions to vacate sentences pursuant to 28 U.S. C. § 2255 by inmates who can show it made a difference in the length of their term of imprisonment. Couture, G. A., & Friedman, J. (2011). Can a federal judge give a convicted defendant a longer prison sentence to promote rehabilitation? Preview of United States Supreme Court © 2016. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. Citation Cases, 38(7), 291-295,320. Retrieved from https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search-proquestcom.lopes.idm.oclc.org/docview/865937218?accountid=7374 © 2016. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. Writing a Five-Paragraph Essay Resource Format & Organization: • • • Use a Times New Roman font, unless given permission from instructor to use another font choice. ALL lettering should be sized at 12 point; the title included Do NOT use bold in any wording. Heading and Title: • • • Make sure you have the proper heading in the upper-left-hand corner; you should have the following and in the order: name, course, date, and instructor. If you use APA, make sure your cover page is in proper format; you may wish to discuss with your instructor if they would prefer this or the heading as mentioned in the above bullet point. Your title should be centered and capitalized appropriately per GCU Style Guide or APA format. Introduction Paragraph: • • • The first paragraph of your essay is the introductory paragraph. In this first paragraph of your essay, you should review your topic in a general fashion. You should also tell the reader why they might care to read more. The final sentence of your introductory paragraph will be your thesis statement. Your thesis statement will guide the reader as to what will follow. Body Paragraphs: (Middle Paragraphs of the Essay) • • • • • • Each paragraph should be limited to one idea. Each paragraph should be connected in some way to your thesis statement. Within your body paragraphs, include the information from the resources you found. Do not forget to cite information from outside sources. Your final body paragraph may look at opposing views. For a well-rounded point of view, it is important to consider multiple perspectives. The body of your essay should include detailed, accurate, and relevant information that aims to support your thesis statement. © 2015. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. Concluding Paragraph: • • • Your last paragraph is your conclusion. Rather than simply restating your introduction, try and brand your reader with your closing statements. Tell the reader again about your topic, thesis, and main point(s) of your essay. End with a strong stance on the topic to make the reader think about what they just read; leave an impact. Using Transitions: • • • Transitions are very important to your essay. Transitions are the glue that holds the paragraphs of your paper together. Examples of transitions are: next, furthermore, moreover, however, on the other hand, no doubt, and finally. You should be using these from transitions in thought and in ending and/or beginning new paragraphs. Using Citations: • • • Citations are used to reference material from another source. Using citations to give credit to others whose ideas or words you have used is an essential requirement to avoid issues of plagiarism. To avoid potential problems, always be sure to cite your sources by referring to the author’s last name and the year of publication in parentheses at the end of the sentence, such as (Johnson, 2008) and page or paragraph numbers if you are using word-for-word materials, such as “ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country” (Kennedy, 1960, p. 34). Reference Page: • • • • The reference list should appear at the end of a paper. It provides the information necessary for a reader to locate and retrieve any source you cite in the bod ...
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Reentering Society: The Experience of Released Inmates
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Reinsertion, Rehabilitation, Reentry: What happens when the gates open.
Enter in prison is a life-changing event for most of the inmates. Depending on the
classification of the facility, the new neighbors can be harmless or very violent criminals. There
is always the possibility to enter alive and exit dead. Allegedly, prison time must be used for
rehabilitation and preparation for the social reinsertion, after serving the stipulated time. Most of
the facilities do not help with the rehabilitation. It is the principal goal of the correctional system,
but most of the occasions the system fails to reach the objective. Adverse circumstances from the
correctional facility´s environment or the inmates´ subculture can hindrance the process of
rehabilitation and make more difficult to reentry the society. After a fall in the popularity of the
rehabilitative aspect of the punishment, the last years it has regained the favor of the
policymakers. Rehabilitation includes a wide range of programs related to mental health,
substance abuse, and educational services. There are superb programs for rehabilitation of
juveniles and adults, but the principal aspect is the desire of the convicts to change their lives.
Having the interest of the inmate is the first crucial factor for a successful reinsertion, but there
are other factors that are responsible for what happens outside the wall of the prison: the support
network, housing in the right place, and the possibility to access a job position. (“Rehabilitation Criminology - Oxfo...

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