In Part II of the assignment (due Week 4), you will write a paper to synthesize your ideas.
Part II –
Write at three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:
1. State your position on the topic you selected for Assignment 1.1.
2. Identify (3) three premises (reasons) from the Procon.org website that support your position and explain why you selected these specific reasons.
3. Explain your answers to the “believing” questions about the three (3) premises opposing your position from the Procon.org website.
4. Examine at least two (2) types of biases that you likely experienced as you evaluated the premises for and against your position.
5. Discuss the effects of your own enculturation or group identification that may have influenced your biases.
6. Discuss whether or not your thinking about the topic has changed after playing the “Believing Game,” even if your position on the issue has stayed the same.
The paper should follow guidelines for clear and organized writing:
- Include an introductory paragraph and concluding paragraph.
- Address main ideas in body paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences.
- Adhere to standard rules of English grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
- Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA Style format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
- Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
- This is from part 1: Conflicting viewpoints on social networking
My position on the issue
Social networking is one of the most effective ways that leads to the integration of the world. It has enabled communication between people who are miles apart. It is a platform for communication that has made the world seem so small. Talking to friends across oceans, far and beyond is like telling stories with neighborhood friends. Knowing the opinions of others on global issues is just as simple as flipping the pages of a magazine. Social networking has made sharing of ideas easier and it has taken entertainment to a whole new level. Take for example Facebook which is the largest social networking site. Social networking also boosts the life skills of people especially the youth by learning about the life styles of other people. Just by accepting a friend request one is able to know the culture, beliefs, traditions, life styles and many more about their friends.
The first reason is that social media causes people to spend less time interacting face-to-face. The second premise that opposes my stance on the topic is that social media aids the spread of hate groups. Lastly, the opposing premise is that social networking sites can lead to stress and offline relationship problems.