Essay Prep

Preparation

  • Review the section in Chapter 7 of the textbook on White Collar Crimes (Textbook:  Schaefer, R.T.  (2019). Sociology: A brief introduction (13th ed.).    McGraw-Hill Education.  )No outside/web sources, please.
  • Review the FBI web site on White Collar crimes
  • Read the following sections on content paragraphs to prepare for your writing assignment this week
  • You may also want to review the APA guidelines for citations and references

Read about the following components that are present in all good research papers:

  • Content Paragraphs (with in-text citations)
  • References
    • To the textbook
    • To the FBI web pages you use

What is a Content Paragraph?

Content paragraphs are the “meat” of your paper.  They are approximately 5 sentences, are based on research, and contain citations to your sources. Following your outline, each paragraph has a different but related topic to discuss.  In a research paper, content paragraphs are based on material from other scholarly sources; they are not based on personal opinion or experience.  Content paragraphs must contain citations to show where the information is from.

Assignment

Time to Start Writing! You most use in-text citations in your essay. 

This week you should have the following in your Essay Prep document:

  • Introduction
  • First Content Paragraph Paragraph
    • define white collar crimes (from the textbook)(Textbook:  Schaefer, R.T.  (2019). Sociology: A brief introduction (13th ed.).    McGraw-Hill Education.  )No outside/web sources, please.
    • identify, define, and describe one white collar crime (from the FBI web site)
    • include APA formatted citations
  • Second Content Paragraph
    • identify, define, and describe second white collar crime (from the FBI web site)
    • include APA formatted citations
  • Third Content Paragraph
    • identify, define, and describe a third white collar crime (from the FBI web site)
    • include APA formatted citations
  • Conclusion 
  • APA Reference Page
    • list your references to the textbook and the FBI web site(s) that you used to provide content for your paper

Since this is a research paper, please do not include any personal opinion.  Rather, summarize what you learn in the textbook and the FBI web site.

QUICK QUOTE

Approximately 250 words