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CRIJ 6348: Criminal Justice Ethics

Now that we have concluded our research and organized our findings by creating an outline, we now focus on writing the paper.

Step 8: Create Paragraphs from Your Notes

Expound on your ideas, criticisms, and the article relevancy and incorporate the quote into your own paragraph.

Example:


An often heard complaint from non-Athlete academics is that Universities allow athletes to solely focus on sports, allowing them to languish academically. Essentially, "Who cares about academics? Allow the athlete to make grade so they are eligible to play." However, we must not allow this to happen. The University and the library must do more. As Caniano (2015) said concerning Universities, “They must actively promote and support academic excellence.” (p. 91). For the academic library, the question we need to ask ourselves is, "How can we promote and support academic excellence?"

References

Caniano, W. T. (2015). Library outreach to university athletic departments and student-athletes. Journal of Library Innovation, 6(2), 89-95. Retrieved from http://www.libraryinnovation.org/

Step 9: Connect Completed Paragraphs

Here we're making introduction, conclusion, and/or transition sentences.

From the example above, I know that my next few headers and sections will be about the means to promote and support.

Example:


An often heard complaint from non-Athlete academics is that Universities allow athletes to solely focus on sports, allowing them to languish academically. Essentially, "Who cares about academics? Allow the athlete to make grade so they are eligible to play." However, we must not allow this to happen. The University and the library must do more. As Caniano (2015) said concerning Universities, “They must actively promote and support academic excellence.” (p. 91). For the academic library, the question we need to ask ourselves is, "How can we promote and support academic excellence?" Various methods that other libraries have attempted include creating a remote reference desk, creating specific athletic web guides, and starting to liaison with the athletic departments.

Going to the Students

An often heard maxim from the business world is "Going to the where the customer needs you" or some variant. One means of going to where the students are is the creation of a remote reference desk within the university's gym. ... ... ... [Here I would bring in the next quote block involving this topic. Incorporating my notes about benefits and negatives of this outreach and service effort.]

References

Caniano, W. T. (2015). Library outreach to university athletic departments and student-athletes. Journal of Library Innovation, 6(2), 89-95. Retrieved from http://www.libraryinnovation.org/

Step 10: Wrapping Up

Since we have created our main body of our paper with proper connections and the incorporation of our quotes, we can now conclude the writing portion of the paper by creating the introduction and conclusion paragraphs. These should relatively since you'll most likely have formulated your opinion based off of your findings.

Your Introduction

For your introduction, its about presenting your:

  • Research question/statement
  • Provide a brief outline of your paper, informed by your actual outline
  • Present your initial opinion/conclusion

Your Conclusion

For your conclusion, its about summarizing your opinion, based off your findings, and hitting your opinion/conclusion home.