Prison reform

Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. An originality report is provided when you submit your task that can be used as a guide.

You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.

Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in an assessment, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the assessment.

A. Write an original and cohesive argumentative research paper (suggested length of 810 pages).

1. Provide an effective introduction.

2. Provide an appropriate thesis statement that previews two to four main points.

3. Develop each of the previewed main points in effective paragraphs with support from a variety of sources.

4. Provide an effective conclusion.

B. Incorporate seven academically credible sources in your paper.

Note: More than seven sources may be used but are not required.

C. Acknowledge sources, using APA-formatted in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.

Note: Refer to Appendix B, linked below, for assistance with referencing guidelines.

D. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.