Nalyze the impact of technology on a field of study of your choice
Outline for the essay
The essay should have the following elements:
a? an engaging introductory paragraph. You might even want to cite sources in the opening paragraph to make your opening engaging to the reader.
a? an effective and clear thesis statement
a? a statement of definitions and background on the topic on which you are writing.
o You will want to define any terms necessary for the reader.
o You may want to provide a historical background on your topic, perhaps using references from Postman to help the reader understand the impact of technology on the area on which you are writing.
a? unified, supported, and coherent body paragraphs that defend the thesis
a? sources cited throughout the body paragraphs that support the arguments in the paper
a? an effective conclusion
a? a a?referencesa? page that lists the sources cited. The references should be listed in APA format.
The sources and citation format for this essay
You are required to use at least six sources for this essay. One of the sources may be Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman.
At least four sources must be acquired through the databases subscribed to by UMUCas Information and Library Services. In addition, at least three sources are to come from scholarly journals.
Keep in mind that if the sources are scholarly, the argument you make in the paper will be more persuasive. For this reason, feel free to use all scholarly sources if you can.
In addition, please feel free to cite more than six sources. You may find that seven or eight sources (or more) are necessary to establish your argument and defend your thesis. Please do not feel limited to using only six sources. Use more if you would like to or need to.
Please cite your sources and list them at the end of your paper using APA format.
Length: 1300-1500 words
The strategy for this essay:
This essay can be a persuasive essay, in which you try to persuade the reader of a particular position. Or it can be an expository essay that synthesizes material, an essay in which you give information to the reader and synthesize the different viewpoints on an issue. The following examples help illustrate these two approaches.
For a persuasive essay, you could take the position that video games should be integrated into school science curricula to teach middle school students. You would cite articles that demonstrate research studies and other pieces of evidence to support the claim that video games can enhance instruction in science classes and will help middle school students learn science more effectively.
If you write a persuasive essay, please follow one of the following three options for organization:
a? Classical (deductive) approach
a? Inductive approach
a? Refutation approach
More information on these three styles is given in the following video tutorial:
WRTG 101 instructors, the url for the tutorial will be provided.
For an expository essay, you could synthesize information on this topic, one that summarizes and analyzes the evidence for and against using video games in school curricula.