ENC1102 Social Media Addiction

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the prompt is you have to choose a tedtalk and refute it. not what the person is saying but how she is saying it and if her points are valid. i will be providing an outline that serves more as a guide or checklist of what the essay must include. you also must provide two logical fallacies in the essay. there is no page limit as long as all the requirements are filled.

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Refutation Essay


Copy and paste the link to the text you will be refuting here.  Provide a brief (50 word) explanation as to why you selected this text to refute


Complete the Thesis/Outline below

INTRODUCTION

Start with a compelling story, quotation, question, or a stirring example to let your readers know why this topic matters. This serves as an invitation for them to join you for an interesting intellectual conversation. Then, provide a summary of the text that you are refuting.

I. Opening Ideas:

 

II. Text Summary:

Text’s central claim:

Text’s reasoning:

Text’s evidence:

 

III. Your Central Claim/Thesis:  

Should focus on how the speaker makes an ineffective, invalid argument. This is the focus of the  entire essay.  Please Note:  This should NOT be focused on the content of the text—it should focus  instead on how the text is an invalid argument.

 

 

BODY PARAGRAPHS

REASONING I

Point:  The first reason why the text is a flawed argument.  This is essentially your topic sentence for this paragraph.

 

 

Illustration: This is the evidence used to support your point.  You should include specific quotations from    the text.

 

 

 

Explanation: How does the above-mentioned evidence show the ineffectiveness of the argument?  What affect could this ineffectiveness have on the audience?  Explain.

 

 

REASONING II

Point:  The second reason why the text is a flawed argument.  This is essentially your topic     sentence for this paragraph.

 

 

Illustration: This is the evidence used to support your point.  You should include specific quotations from    the text.

 

 

 

Explanation: How does the above-mentioned evidence show the ineffectiveness of the argument?  What    affect could this ineffectiveness have on the audience?  Explain.

 

 

 

 

REASONING III

Point:  The third reason why the text is a flawed argument.  This is essentially your topic     sentence for this paragraph.

 

 

 

Illustration: This is the evidence used to support your point.  You should include specific quotations from    the text.

 

 

Explanation: How does the above-mentioned evidence show the ineffectiveness of the argument?  What affect could this ineffectiveness have on the audience?  Explain.

 

COUNTERCLAIM I

Point:  What could be your first counter to the text’s claims?  This is essentially your topic      sentence for this paragraph.

 

 

Illustration: This is the evidence used to support your counter.  You should include specific research from    credible sources.

 

 

Explanation: Why is it important to understand this counterclaim?  Explain.

 

 

 

COUNTERCLAIM II

Point:  What could be your second counter to the text’s claims?  This is essentially your topic      sentence for this paragraph.

 

 

Illustration: This is the evidence used to support your counter.  You should include specific research from    credible sources.

 

 

Explanation: Why is it important to understand this counterclaim?  Explain.

CONCLUSION

Reflect on the speaker’s overall argument.  Essentially, the conclusion should reaffirm your central claim found in the introduction.  Why was this text such an invalid argument?  Why do you think it’s problematic for readers to believe this argument?  What do you want readers to consider with regards to this issue?

 

 

 

 

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Refutation Essay I. Copy and paste the link to the text you will be refuting here. Provide a brief (50 word) explanation as to why you selected this text to refute. II. Complete the Thesis/Outline below INTRODUCTION Start with a compelling story, quotation, question, or a stirring example to let your readers know why this topic matters. This serves as an invitation for them to join you for an interesting intellectual conversation. Then, provide a summary of the text that you are refuting. I. Opening Ideas: II. Text Summary: Text’s central claim: Text’s reasoning: Text’s evidence: III. Your Central Claim/Thesis: Should focus on how the speaker makes an ineffective, invalid argument. This is the focus of the entire essay. Please Note: This should NOT be focused on the content of the text—it should focus instead on how the text is an invalid argument. BODY PARAGRAPHS REASONING I Point: The first reason why the text is a flawed argument. This is essentially your topic sentence for this paragraph. Illustration: This is the evidence used to support your point. You should include specific quotations from the text. Explanation: How does the above-mentioned evidence show the ineffectiveness of the argument? What affect could this ineffectiveness have on the audience? Explain. REASONING II Point: The second reason why the text is a flawed argument. This is essentially your topic sentence for this paragraph. Illustration: This is the evidence used to support your point. You should include specific quotations from the text. Explanation: How does the above-mentioned evidence show the ineffectiveness of the argument? What affect could this ineffectiveness have on the audience? Explain. REASONING III Point: The third reason why the text is a flawed argument. This is essentially your topic sentence for this paragraph. Illustration: This is the evidence used to support your point. You should include specific quotations from the text. Explanation: How does the above-mentioned evidence show the ineffectiveness of the argument? What affect could this ineffectiveness have on the audience? Explain. COUNTERCLAIM I Point: What could be your first counter to the text’s claims? This is essentially your topic sentence for this paragraph. Illustration: This is the evidence used to support your counter. You should include specific research from credible sources. Explanation: Why is it important to understand this counterclaim? Explain. COUNTERCLAIM II Point: What could be your second counter to the text’s claims? This is essentially your topic sentence for this paragraph. Illustration: This is the evidence used to support your counter. You should include specific research from credible sources. Explanation: Why is it important to understand this counterclaim? Explain. CONCLUSION Reflect on the speaker’s overall argument. Essentially, the conclusion should reaffirm your central claim found in the introduction. Why was this text such an invalid argument? Why do you think it’s problematic for readers to believe this argument? What do you want readers to consider with regards to this issue? ...
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Tutor_StefanD
School: University of Virginia

Attached is the complete work along with its outline. Please feel free to ask for any corrections or clarifications. Thank you!😊

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March 5, 2019
Social media addiction: Is it a real problem for this generation?
Several people, including researchers, have gone ahead to point out that the current
generation is addicted to social media. This was the same message being communicated by
former actress, Leslie Coutterand, in her TED talk in 2018. Leslie narrates the story of her life
and the way she managed to free herself from the grasp of social media addiction. She had gone
for a vacation in Zimbabwe when she noticed a familiar poster advertising a cosmetic product in
a pharmacy there. It then occurred to her that the person in the poster was her. “That person on
the poster is me”, she told the pharmacist. The pharmacist took a look at the poster then stared at
her for a bit. He then refused to believe that it was her. She was dirty and muddy but she was
happy. According to Leslie, that was when she realized that she had left a whole life full of
unrealistic expectations and standards behind.
Leslie explained that the major reason she found herself in an acting career is that she
lacked acceptance, security and confidence as a child. Growing up, she realized that social media
was a platform that could feed her deficiency. She thrived on the attention she got online. The
likes and the shares gave her the daily dose of dopamine she needed. She would be smiling with
her friends on a photo that she was posting but be in bed at night crying alone. This was when
she realized that s...

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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