Essay Prep: What is a Content Paragraph

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.

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