Let's pretend for a moment that this is your assignment prompt.
Write a research paper using evidence to support a thesis that addresses your research question by examining a current issue or event in the news from the perspective of your field of study. The audience is people who are generally educated but do not have extensive knowledge of your field or topic. 2000-word count (approx. 8 pages double-spaced)
Internet addiction (from the perspective of the field of psychology)
How has daily use of technology altered the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of young adults and what are some solutions for this issue?
Start with an ATTENTION GRABBER: “An estimated 400 million people will potentially suffer from internet addiction in 2022” (Bowman, 2022, para. 6).
Background Info: Because technology is needed for almost every aspect of a young person’s life, it becomes difficult to determine when to walk away from it for the day.
End with Thesis (usually located at the end of your introduction): While some may argue that daily technology use has little effect on wellbeing, research shows that physical, mental, and social repercussions are undeniable and drastic actions need to be taken to help young people find balance.
*Each section of your paper is going to support a part of your thesis statement.
*Each Paragraph = Your position + Expert opinions + Yours and Theirs Supporting Thesis
BODY SECTION ONE
Paragraph One and Two: Focus on problem number #1 in thesis: physical effects of too much technology
Paragraph Three: Provides some solutions to improve physical effects
BODY SECTION TWO
Paragraph One and Two: Focus on problem #2 in thesis: mental effects of too much technology
Paragraph Three: Provides solutions to improve mental health
BODY SECTION THREE
Paragraph One and Two: Focus on problem #3 in thesis: social effects of too much technology
Paragraph Three: Provides solutions to improve social health
BODY SECTION FOUR
Paragraph One and Two: Focus on how all three effects have affected society as a whole
Paragraph Three: Looks forward: What will the world look like if this issue isn’t addressed? What will the world look like if improvements are implemented?
Paragraph One: Revisits thesis in different words. Ties together all effects and impacts.
Paragraph Two: Ends with powerful words to sway the audience to support the argument and looks to future research and recommendations