write a comparison-contrast essay on one of the following:  stock market and accounting data

write a comparison-contrast essay on one of the following:

 stock market and accounting data

 two financial advisors who have different advice on certain issues

 conducting business in China and the United States

 issues in conducting business in two countries

 two countries’ approaches to an issue in human resource management

 monetary and non-monetary incentives for employees

 fingerprints collected from crime scenes and fingerprints collected in controlled conditions

 the codes of criminal law procedure in two countries

 white-collar crime and other types of crime

 post-storm recovery methods in two geographical areas

 hurricane evacuation policies in two different areas or countries

 two events that have generated homeland security responses

 crime detection methods on a popular television show (e.g., Criminal Minds or Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)) and how they compare to those in real life


 The essay should be 1000-1500 words in length.

 The essay must cite at least two sources to support your points.


Your essay should have the following:

 an introductory paragraph with a thesis statement.

 at least three body paragraphs that illustrate at least three major points and defend these points by referring to the articles you have found on the topic. 

You will want to paraphrase or quote from the texts as appropriate.

In citing your sources, please use APA style.

Your body paragraphs should follow the alternating pattern of organization. This pattern of organization is described in the following video tutorial. http://polaris.umuc.edu/ewc/tutorials/comparisons/

Your body paragraphs should analyze at least two points of contrast. You may have three or four points of contrast, but you must have at least two. You may include a paragraph about one or two similarities if you would like.

 a compelling concluding paragraph.

In addition, the paper should be formatted according to APA style (e.g., you should include a running head with page numbers, have appropriate margins, etc.) in accordance with the video tutorial you observed in class, How to format your paper according to APA style

As noted above in the bulleted information, you will emphasize the differences, or the contrasts, in your essay. You may point out similarities as well. However, if there is little contrast to exposit on in the essay, then you may have chosen two topics that are not quite suitable for comparison-contrast.

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