“Low Wages, Strong Backs”, sociology homework help

Thesis: The two readings “Low Wages, Strong Backs” by Tom Meagher and “No Sweat” Rubi Garyfalakis have the same subject, however, they have a different focus and are not equally credible.

Introduction:

  • General introduction briefly describing each article (Little summary… “This article by … talks about”)
  • Thesis statement (stated above)

Body

  • Topic sentences for each paragraph that relate back to the thesis
  • Supporting evidence (examples from the articles) for every claim (topic sentence) made, All ideas that are NOT your own must be cited.

Conclusion:

  • Sums up the argument
  • Can re-state thesis in other words
  • Does NOT introduce new information

These are my three points we are comparing and contrasting that I already stated in the thesis, and must have a paragraph for each one with examples for both readings in each paragraph:

1) SIMILAR TOPIC/Subject. Both discuss workers are exploited

2) FOCUS.

Newspaper article (focuses on low-wage workers in N.J., USA; mostly newcomers) and the consequences

Essay (focuses on sweatshop workers in Bangladeshi; mostly women and children) and the positive effects/benefits of sweat shops

3) Not equally credible.

Newspaper article: interviews, first hand observations, and stating statistics

Essay: References published research

I’ve attached the essay “no sweat” below, and the newspaper article can be found at http://www.tommeagher.com/files/clips/templife.pdf

 
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