1 of 2 CJS 108 C OMMUNITY A NALYSIS R EQUIREMENTS

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of 2
CJS
108
C
OMMUNITY
A
NALYSIS
R
EQUIREMENTS
(
2
5
%
)
The
CA
allows you to
apply what you have learned this year to one of
your
communities
.
You
provide a p
icture
of something
important to your community, and expl
ain
how it relates to
some
of
the
typical
community
features and problems
we have discussed in class.
Due:
Fri
day
December 11
th
at
11:59 pm
(1 minute
before
Satur
day.
)
Length:
2 pages double

spaced, plus cover
page
with p
icture
,
& bibliography
page
.
Sources:
Your own personal
experience
informed by relevant class readings
.
Please
do
not
interview
anyone for this assignment
(interviews require research ethics approval)
.
Topic:
1.
Choose
any community that
is meaningful to you, and
with which
you have
had
direct personal
involveme
nt
.
2.
Find
a
picture
of something that symbolizes that comm
unity, and include it on the
cover page of your paper.
3.
Use
that picture
, and
topics and terms from the course
to
help
outline
:
a.
the
boundaries
of your community
, and;
b.
its
key
strengths and weaknes
ses
.
4.
Conclude
with a brief
suggestion about what
needs to be done
to
make your
community
better/stronger in the future.
See below for the required organization
and
f
ormat.
Submission
Step 1
Turnitin:
All essays must have a Turnitin score on th
eir cover pa
ge.
Turnitin does
not accept pictures, so send a copy of your paper
without pictures
to Turnitin.
You
should allow 1

2 days to get that score on your final draft. If Turnitin is very slow
, submit
the essay on time and send the score in by email later. Bu
t no essay will be marked until
its
Turnitin score is received. See
Critical Path
, and
Course Outline
page
6
for
Turnitin details
.
Submisssion
Step 2
Blackboard
:
S
ubmit your essay in Word format (.docx) through the
“assignments”
tab on Blackboard
.
DO NOT
send it by email of any kind.
Paper documents and other
file formats will
not
be accepted.
Remember to include the Turnitin score on the cover.
Essay Format:
The essay must be
2
pages long
(not including cover page
/picture,
and bibliography
page
). Its c
ontent must be as follows
:

First Paragraph
(
thesis
)
(
¼
page max.):
must
briefly
describe your community, and the
picture’s relevance to it.

Second Paragraph
(
argument summary
)
(
¼
page max.):
must outline the
2 or 3 main
points
you will use to
show how
the picture helps explain your community
.

Third Section
(
body
)
(
1
to 1
¼
pages,
around 3

4
paragraphs):
must flesh out the 2 or
3 main points by supporting them with sub

arguments
,
evidence
from our readings
(and
proper citations

see below
).
Argue
conci
sely
, using
clear, direct language
for
maximum effect.

Conclusion
(
¼
page):
should summarize the key points you have made, and show how
they all come together to
show what needs to be done to make your community
better/stronger
.

Bibliography (or referen
ces):
must be included in every essay, including this one.
Use
proper APA citations
(
s
ee below)
for all the course readings used, and include the URL
of
your
picture if you got it
from
the internet.
Rubric:
A rubric based on the above will become visib
le if you click the link above this
link in
Blackboard’s “assignments” area.
SEE PAGE 2 BELOW
FOR QUOTATIONS, CITATIONS, PLAGIARISM & LATE PAPERS
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Quotations:
Points from research should usually be bits of information or opinions from people other
than you
, which are put into your own words and properly cited.
In this paper, you can
use more of your own experience, but you need to link it to course materials.
Very o
ccasionally
you will want to use very brief direct quotations to make your
argument stronger
or clearer. But
in general
do not overuse direct quotes, never string
one after another, and always introduce them with your own words to make their
relevance clear.
Your argument should be understandable even if all the direct quotes were removed

the
y are used to deepen or illustrate your argument, not replace it.
Direct quotations must
always
be placed in quotation marks (or indented if they are very
long), and their source must be properly cited, otherwise you are engaging in plagiarism.
Citations
:
Every important statement you make needs to be
supported by evidence
drawn from
your readings
or your own experience
.
Every point drawn from your research

even if it is not a direct quote

needs to be
clearly linked in the body of your
paper
to it
s exact source
(author, year and page
number if it is a direct quote).
Source details must be spelled out in a
bibliography or list of references.
Citations must
be in APA style
(see guide
s
in
“assign
ments” on Blackboard
)
,
and
all words and ideas
that a
re not yours must be cited.
Penalty
for
improper
citation
is
at
least
10%
of
your
grade.
Plagiarism
:
In serious cases, improper citation is a form of plagiarism. Another form consists of
submitting the words of someone else as your own. Such academic dis
honesty can
result in penalties like a grade of zero for the assignment, or failure in the course.
Using common research sources is not plagiarism, but when you go to write your paper,
it cannot be anything like that of another student. If I find two pap
ers are structured or
phrased even partly the same, I will suspect plagiarism.
If you need clarification, speak to me, or refer to the Humber policy on plagiarism,
available at:
http:
//fulltimestudents.humber.ca/academicregulations.htm
Late Papers:
The
CJS
late
penalty
is
5%
per
day,
for
seven
calendar
days.
After seven calendar
days, including weekends, the paper receives a grade of zero.