For those inmates who expect to serve their time and get out of prison often find themselves right back in prison and potentially becoming what is commonly referred to as the career criminal. What can the Corrections System do to improve the convict’s chances of being successful outside of prison and avoid returning? How do Corrections measure the success of their efforts?
For this assignment, you will identify and discuss reentry.
Please include the following in your essay:
- Define reentry, and discuss its importance.
- Identify and discuss at least two reentry goals (e.g., employment, housing, education, child care).
- Identify and describe at least two agencies that will be utilized to meet these goals. A good starting point to identify agencies is the Council of State Governments Justice Center at https://csgjusticecenter.org/reentry/reentry-services-directory/
Your response should be at least one full page in length and should utilize APA format. You are required to include at least one resource, which should be properly cited in-text and on the reference page.
In this unit, you will be revising your Unit V Illustration Essay, but you will also be looking forward to the Unit VII submission of your Expository Essay. Choosing a topic can be a great challenge to students at times because they want to choose a topic that is reasonable and one that is interesting to them. However, some students struggle with choosing a topic because there are so many possibilities. In the lessons for this unit, we discussed some different ways that you can come up with a short list of possible topics, including talking to those around you, observing important issues, reflecting on issues that are important to you, and thinking about topics in relation to disciplinary categories.
After considering some of these generative methods, what topics have you come up with? Describe them, along with giving a short explanation of how you came to your topics. You might choose just one topic and share your process. If you do not have a topic(s) in mind, then describe some general areas of interest or where you think you might want to find a topic. Sometimes just describing these vague thoughts can be very productive for you and others!
In Lesson 2, in the 2.1 Introduction section, we discussed that there is a process to writing, but that there is no one, specific, start-to-finish process. Instead, the process is cyclical as we learned throughout the lesson. Additionally, you learned that it is important to understand yourself as a writer and that you have your own process.
Please respond to this prompt by reflecting upon your own writing process. You may choose to use the guiding questions/prompts below as a way to begin your reflection; however, you do not have to address all of the questions. The objective of this reflection is to become better acquainted with the process that you go through when writing.
- Recalling the last correspondence that you wrote, what was your process? For example, if the last correspondence you wrote was an email, what was your process in writing that email?
- Do you approach each academic writing assignment in the same way?
- What are your feelings about writing? Have you always had these feelings?
- Do you have the same feelings about all writing or just writing for which you will receive a grade?
- Do you begin by gathering your thoughts or by writing down everything you know?
- Do you always follow the same process every time you write, or does your process seem to change depending upon what you are writing?
- How does your process change (if at all) between writing prepared for work versus writing prepared for your academics?
- What is your best outline of your process for an essay?
- Did you find any of the materials in Unit II about process particularly helpful or inspirational? Why?
- Did you find the notion of “invention” as a canon of rhetoric to be interesting or productive? Why?
- What was your process for writing this reflection?
Remember that this is a piece of reflective writing, and while we tend to consider reflective writing to be about “how far we have come,” it is not necessary for that to be the case. Looking in the mirror at our reflection is not an act about the passage of time or about growth; it is about being able to see ourselves where before we could not. So remember to be kind to yourself. You are a beginning writer, and this is an exercise about discovering who you are as a writer so that we can work together to build who you will be.
What is your motivation? Michael Jordan, a retired NBA player, is often largely acclaimed for the six championships that he brought to the city of Chicago back in the ’90s. However, his die-hard fans know that he failed many, many times before he succeeded, but Michael did not give up. So, what about you? What is your motivation for learning? What keeps you going even when you feel like dropping the proverbial ball and going home?