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Write a research paper 6-8 pages, MLA style. Write about the Gangs in the US: history, differences, controversies, characteristics, dangers, measures taken. This paper will include research and evaluation of research. It will combine your opinions and arguments with the opinions from at least five articles on the issue that you have chosen. At least three of these articles have to be opinion and argument articles containing the author’s position on one side or the other, not just facts. All of your articles have to have an author. Use sources like library resources, universities sites or major newspapers. You can add “scholarly article” to the key word if you use Google or other search engines on the web. EBSCO is a good web. The paper must contain a debate between two sides of the issue. Present the sides and explain where the authors stand in your paper with major points and how they’re supported from the articles, and agree or disagree with each point you bring up from their texts. Finally, you will choose one side based on which arguments you agree with the most. You should make the comparison between the arguments obvious: are the articles that are on one side very similar or have differences? Is the opposing argument more, or less valid? Why?
The argument that evaluates the four articles that you picked should be clear from the beginning, but then elaborated in a dialogue with the 4 articles. Do not just summarize someone else’s point until you mention whose opinion that is. Distinguish between their points and yours, with words such as “In his opinion…”, “I agree because…”, or “his point makes sense because”. Give your own examples, to show how you relate to the issue or not. Explain the meaning of facts and use them to help make your point. Make them relevant to your position. Organization: The introduction, will announce what the topic is, what articles you talk about by what authors, and will announce your position in relation to them. A. Divide the body of the paper in 5 parts though you should have more than one paragraph for each source and each part will be about one article, making sure you always agree or disagree, saying what reasons you have to agree or disagree with it. Make references to the previous
ones, saying how it is similar to them or not, as well as your position toward it. Draw some conclusions based on your position and how you analyzed the articles. Why you agreed with this point and disagreed with that point, your overall point is this. B. Alternate between the 5 or more articles giving at the same time a critical evaluation of them, by expressing your attitude and why you have it. It will be organized by sub-points, and show how each article addresses each particular sub-point, then you will move to the next sub-point and show how each article addresses it. Be clear by the end where you stand in relation to the topic. Use quotes from all the three articles to show how the author makes a point. Give a short quote for each separate idea, with proper citation, and with a comment on the quote. The quote should not be more than one third of the paragraph, the rest your own evaluation of the point made in the quote or the analysis preceding the quote.
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