Let’s say your assignment is to write a research paper about an issue or news event in your field of study and your professor wants you to take a stance on the issue.
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My field of study is psychology, and I have been really interested in how excessive use of social media is affecting our youth. I want to show how excessive use of social media has affected mental health, what the warning signs are that mental health is deteriorating, and what solutions can be implemented to prevent this issue from continuing to affect so many kids. I will have to find credible research that supports my stance: Excessive use of social media is negatively affecting children’s mental, physical, and social health and we must find other ways for them to meet their social needs that involve face-to-face interactions, the outdoors, and activities that are not behind a screen. My research should provide evidence for my stance and examples to back up my claims.