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MTSU When Is the Best Age for A Child to Begin Owning a Smartphone Bibliography

Middle Tennessee State University

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I don’t know how to handle this English question and need guidance.

This is one assignment with two parts that are graded separately.

Question 1 for Part A. The topic I have on my mind to write about is (When is the best age for a child to begin owning a smartphone?)

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McClure-Wade English 1020 Assignment 2, Part A Research Proposal Instructions: Please fill out this form (download, enable editing; if enable editing isn’t allowed, just select all, copy and paste into a new doc) and upload it to the appropriate dropbox by Monday March 30th, 6:00 pm. The dropbox will not close. 1. Your topic: 2. What makes it controversial or otherwise worth investigating? 3. Explain the motivation for your research. For example, are you interested in helping people better understand it; are you hoping to find information that can shed light on its importance; do you want to offer a judgement about the quality of your topic or challenge an accepted judgement or attitude about it; do you want to discover what the causes or effects are; are you interested in proposing solutions; do you want to offer a new perspective or understanding of it. 4. After answering the question above, you should have an idea about the genre of argument you want to write: fact-based, definition, evaluation, cause & effect, proposal to solve a problem. See EAA Chps 8-12 for explanations of each genre. Explain your choice of genre here. 5. Think about your audience. Briefly describe them here. Consider qualities like age, education level, attitude towards your topic, beliefs they may hold that will have an effect on your approach. 6. Now, write a brief paragraph about how you can establish credibility with that audience. What will they need from you to take you seriously? 7. Think about potential research terms related to your topic. Make a list of them here. 8. It’s too early for a thesis (your research should help you finalize your thesis), but briefly explain what your primary question is that you hope your research will answer. Or, if you would rather think of your subject in terms of a problem or controversy, briefly explain your ideas about that problem and what you hope to clarify via your research. 9. List any questions or concerns you have that I can help you with at this stage. Prof. McClure Wade English 1020 Assignment 2: Annotated Bibliography (a.k.a. Works Cited Entries on Steroids) Definition: A bibliography is a list of sources (journal, magazine & newspaper articles, books, various websites, interviews, etc.) a writer uses for researching a topic. Each bibliographic entry contains the same publication information that a writer would use when compiling a list of Works Cited. Because this is an English 1020 assignment, MLA guidelines must be used. To craft entries, carefully follow the examples from EAA at MTSU; being careful at this stage of the annotated bibliography ensures a fine Works Cited page once you submit The Position Paper. An annotation is a summary of the source AND an evaluation of its usefulness. Recalling what you learned about summarizing for Essay 1(Summary & Response) should benefit you here. When you evaluate a source, you assess its usefulness concerning your own essay topic. Certain chapters from EAA at MTSU provide useful pointers for determining a source’s effectiveness. Thus, an annotated bibliography is similar to a Works Cited in that it contains bibliographic entries, but different in that it also has summaries and evaluations of all sources. Purpose: Writing an annotated bibliography helps you learn about your topic as it prepares you to write The Research Paper. Simply collecting sources for a bibliography is useful, but when you have to write annotations for each source, you are forced to read more carefully. Every ideal research paper is an argument, and every sound argument stems from an effective thesis statement. To that end, compiling an annotated bibliography helps you formulate a thesis statement, one that is debatable, interesting, and current. When you read and respond to a variety of sources concerning your essay topic, you have a better idea of what the main issues are and what others are arguing about. Sometimes, extensive and scholarly annotated bibliographies are published, so writing one of your own could help other researchers, as it provides a comprehensive overview of numerous sources that have been published about the topic. At the 1020 level, it is doubtful that your annotated bibliography will be published, but as a researcher, you may want to consult other writers’ annotated bibliographies that have been published about your topic. Two Main Components for Annotations: Summary--The first part of your annotation is the longest part, as it will summarize the source. What is the point of the source? What topics are covered? If someone asked what the source is about, how would you answer? Your summaries must be at least five sentences in length. No exceptions. If you cannot generate this many, you MUST find another source. Evaluation--After summarizing the source, you will evaluate its usefulness for your own argument. How does it compare with other sources in your annotated bibliography? Is the information reliable? Is the source biased or objective? Will it enhance your position? At the very least, your evaluation statement must be two sentences in length. Formatting the Citations: 1. See EAA chp. 22, pages 501-515 for examples of entries for every kind of source you may use. Page 515 has a sample Works Cited list so that you can see what the entries look like. 2. Hanging indents are required for all lines after the first for each entry. The first line of the citation starts at the left margin, so be sure to use one inch margins, as is the standard for all formal 1020 assignments. 3. Double-spacing is required throughout. Do not add an extra line between the citations and the entries. 4. The standard MLA heading is required for the first page, as is a centered title. Last name and page numbers in the upper right-hand corner are also required. Caution: I expect your annotated bibliography to be formatted the exact same way as the examples in the text book and in the example I have provided (See the Assignment 2 files on D2L). If you study the examples and follow the directions, you should not only be pleased with your annotated bibliography grade, but you should also be well-prepared to compose The Research Paper. However, if you fail to follow the examples/instructions, you might not be pleased with your annotated bibliography grade; more than likely, your Research Paper grade will suffer as well. Requirements: You will use EIGHT sources to compile your annotated bibliography (citing, summarizing, and evaluating all eight sources). Sources will be arranged alphabetically, by the author’s last name. If your source has no author then the entry should begin with the title of the article. You are required to find • two journal articles, • two newspaper or magazine articles, • one credible website, • The remaining three sources are up to you; these can include but are not limited to additional articles, personal & email interviews, lectures, government publications, and documentary films. • I will not waiver on this requirement, so choose topics accordingly. ...
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Research Proposal

Instructions:
1. Your topic:
When is the best age for a child to begin owning a smartphone?
2. What makes it controversial or otherwise worth investigating?
The topic on the appropriate age for smartphone use among children is worth investigating
because there has been numerous instances and reports on how children are being both
negatively and positively affected by these devices. Safe media and technology for children
is a controversial issue because of the current widespread use of devices and the instances of
problematic or beneficial impacts.
3. Explain the motivation for your research. For example, are you interested in helping
people better understand it; are you hoping to find information that can shed light
on its importance; do you want to offer a judgement about the quality of your topic
or challenge an accepted judgement or attitude about it; do you want to discover
what the causes or effects are; are you interested in proposing solutions; do you
want to offer a new perspective or understanding of it.
The motivation for this research is to better understand the causes and effects of smartphone
use among children. By investigating the cause and effects, the research will be able to
determine what the best age is for a child to own this device and whether reasonable boundaries
are needed when considering to give children their own devices.
4. After answering the question above, you should have an idea about the genre of
argument you want to write: fact-based, definition, evaluation, cause & effect,
proposal to solve a problem. See EAA Chps 8-12 for explanations of each genre.
Explain your choice of genre here.

Surname 2
The research paper will use the cause and effect approach to investigate smartphone use
among children. This genre will examine causal arguments related to smartphone use among
children and the effects they have on their development.
5. Think about your audience. Briefly describe them here. Consider qualities like age,
education level, attitude towards your topic, beliefs they may hold that will have an
effect on your approach.
The research will target individuals in their late teens, young adults, and people above the
age of 30. The target audience will also include those have completed tertiary and university
level education or are in the field of child development.
6. Now, write a brief paragraph about how you can establish credibility with that
audience. What will they need from you to take you seriously?
To establish credibility, I will need to show the audience that I know about my topic. I will
include instances of personal experience in the paper and also use excellent research by using
reliable resources. I will make sure that these resources have established credibility and that
they are experts in the field. The sources will contain recent information, not older than 8
years, and will include respectable websites, journals, and news articles.
7. Think about potential research terms related to your topic. Make a list of them here.
Potential research terms related to the topic will include









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