Your Child’s Future; Is it in Your hands or Theirs? Children spend most of their time in front of a television, on a computer, tablet, iPod, playing video games, and texting on their cell phones. In the dawn of this “technology era,” people viewed this as a positive thing, and that it was benefitting their children. According to Childrennow.com, children are spending more time with the media than any other activity aside from sleeping. Now, it is apparent that technology and the media’s role models that come with it are not so great after all. Although there are some aspects of technology and the media that do have productive outcomes for a child’s development, the media effects a child’s moral and social development, health and education. Lots of parents are a contributing factor to these problems due to the fact that they are not monitoring what their children are taking in from it all. It’s no secret that the economy is not doing the best these past few years. This has led to both parents in the household, or perhaps a single parent taking on longer hours in order to support their family. In turn, the children are left “unmonitored” in the sense that they aren’t able to keep a close enough eye on their child’s exposure to certain things. America is known as the fattest nation for a reason, and that is because we are one of the most technologically advanced. Children have iPads to keep them occupied at dinner instead of a coloring book and crayons. When you are a child it is so crucial that you have proper nutrition and eating habits because that truly sticks with you for your entire life. If you are raised in an obese family there’s a pretty good chance that you will grow up to become obese. For instance, the popular television show, Honey BooBoo, portrays a family with a very obese mother who just lets her children eat whatever they choose. This shows young children who enjoy watching this show, that it is okay to be obese when it is in fact life threatening. Not only is the show teaching them that unhealthy eating habits are okay. The time that children are spending watching television and on their various other tech toys is also a danger to their health. Childhood obesity is not only a danger to the child’s physical health, but to their mental health as well. In school, no matter if you are in third grade or in twelfth grade, the “fat kids” get picked on my other students because they are the way they are. Is it right of the other students to do this? No, it is not, but it happens every day and the mental consequences of it on the obese child are real. It may even lead to a future of violence for this child. Which brings me to my next point of media and violence. From birth, a child is constantly learning. Most of their basic skills are inherent such as breathing, laughing, crying, and so on. With that being said, there are many qualities that a child must learn. For instance, right from wrong is a quality that a child must be taught. Parents are constantly telling their children, “no don’t do that honey” or “good job sweetheart.” The act of reward or punishment teaches a child what he or she can and cannot do. The unfortunate fact is that television and popular video games skew what a child’s understanding of right and wrong is. Growing up I was not allowed to watch popular cartoons like Family Guy because of the content. When I was younger I always heard my cousins talking about it and would get so frustrated when my mom would yell at my sister and I when we would try to sneak watching it. I always said, “but it’s a cartoon mom, cartoons are for kids”, and she would always tell me that it was a nasty show. Now that I am older I understand why she never let me watch it. On the other hand, I will go over to my aunts when their grandma is there and the kids are watching that show. I question whether they are allowed to watch it and they respond with the fact that they do not know because their mom and dad have
AP Language Canon Paper
Directions: This assignment requires you to synthesize a variety of sources into a coherent, well-written essay.
When you synthesize sources you refer to them to develop your position and cite them accurately.
You must use MLA citation format with a work cited page.
Your argument should be central; the sources should support this argument. Avoid merely summarizing sources.
Remember to attribute both direct and indirect citations.
LAW 3010 TEMPLATE FOR TERM PAPERS – ESSAY FORMAT
1. Cover page containing: title of work; author(s) name(s), SIGNATURES, and student ID number; course name and number; date submitted.
2. Introduction containing: (a) the main question(s) to be addressed in the paper; (b) why the question(s) is (are) important; (c) reference to the context of the question(s), that is, the broader legal or social issues to which it is (they are) relevant; (d) a summary of the evidence that you will be…
ENG122: Composition II
An Introduction to Argument
English 122: Composition II
An Introduction to Argument
Argument and Rhetoric
An argument can take many forms. It is, at its root, a method for communicating a singular
position with evidence, logic, and persuasion. There are essential elements to all valid
arguments, though they may take different forms.
A successful argument depends upon the delicate balance
between these elements. Imagine a…
Argument Analysis Essay 2
PHIL 310 Course Outcomes Assessed
2. Relate the importance of basic logical concepts such as validity, soundness and consistency to reasoning practice.
3. Apply analytical and thinking skills through syllogistic, symbolic and informal logic scenarios.
5. Translate, formalize and evaluate simple arguments in categorical and propositional form.
6. Combine theory and practice to communicate logical arguments orally and in written form.
How to Write an Argumentative Essay in 9 Easy Steps
It goes by many names—the research project, the persuasive essay, the term paper—but all mean the same thing: you’re writing an argument. Before you wrench in agony, know that a smart approach and planning phase (like the one you’re in right now) can make the process of writing an argument approachable, even enjoyable. The following 9 steps will help guide you through the writing process.
1) Choose your topic—carefully. Check your ideas against…
When writing a paper an argument is usually needed to form a debate for your paper. An argument can be used to make a paper stronger or try to persuade readers to see things from your point of view. Also, an argument or claim must begin with a thesis or claim. When forming a claim or thesis you need to know when it is debatable or un-debatable. Typically, topics that are usually agreed upon are un-debatable. A thesis needs to be to the point but be supported by evidence. To make…
Writing embedded in this perspective is typically saturated
in an optimism about how either an organization’s
knowledge assets can be shared directly via
information technology systems or that such processes
can be supported and facilitated by information technology.
This perspective on knowledge management is
however based on a very particular objectivist epistemological
perspective on knowledge.
This paper outlines a contrary perspective based on
a fundamentally different philosophy…
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Week Four: Developing a Thesis Statement
Created a thesis statement for your research paper.
Explained the answers to the following: How do you plan to support your thesis with compelling arguments and counter arguments?
Sentences are complete, clear, concise, and error-free; rules of grammar usage, spelling, and punctuation are followed. Posted the thesis statement as an attachment.
that has directly influenced American society. In the historical paper, ‘Users as Agents of Technological Change: The Social Construction of the Automobile in the Rural United States’, Kline and Pinch argue how American society shaped the “car culture” from the perspective of social construct. Kline and Pinch use the interpretative use of the automobile and gender roles in supporting their argument. In contrast, in the historical paper “Three Stages of American Automobile Consciousness”, Flink argues…
Argument Assignment | English 1301 | Professor Harris
Now that you have read Chapter 3, write about the topic you selected from the research guide. Do some research and reading, then write an exploratory essay. An exploratory essay is a type of argumentative paper that explores the multiple perspectives surrounding an issue. Work summarized ideas and quotes from your research into your draft. You need to objectively report on at least three different positions that form possible answers to your…