Relationships 2.0: Dating and Relating in the Internet Age
If you read Ted Sawchuck's article "Relationships 2.0: Dating and Relating in the Internet Age," use the following question to help you focus your paper on the topic of social networking. Does communicating via social networking sites, such as Facebook, negatively affect the ability of young people to socialize and to develop and maintain healthy relationships? One of the requirements of this assignment is that at some point in your essay, you must use at least one direct quote from the article or a paraphrase of one of the author's ideas to help support one of your own points. Whether it is a point that you agree with or a point of disagreement that you want to point out, please make sure that you include a relevant point that you explain fairly and smoothly within your paragraph, whether in a body paragraph, in the introduction, or in the conclusion. A successful essay draft will include the following: It will include an opening paragraph that hooks the reader with an engaging introduction and a clear thesis. The thesis should state your position on the topic of soft addictions or the topic of how social networking affects the social skills and relationships of young people. It will include at least the beginning of two body paragraphs, according to the following instructions. Have clear Points or topic sentences that show your opinion and that directly support your thesis. In one paragraph, include a specific Illustration you have personally experienced or observed that supports your point. You may make a general observation. (For example, write: "Most people talk about dieting or counting calories on a regular basis with their friends." Then follow that with a specific example to support that point, but limit the Illustration to your own experience; do not use the Internet or any other outside sources.) In the other paragraph, include a quote from the article that helps to illustrate your Point. In other words, it will show support or make a point with which you disagree. You will introduce the quote and the author, as well as provide a parenthetical citation in APA format. Your draft may include attempts to explain the Illustration and tie ideas together for your reader, but the Points and Illustrations are the only true requirements for these paragraphs in Week 6. Include at least 150 words (three paragraphs) of content (thesis, Points, Illustrations, and optional Explanations). It will include your source on a page entitled Reference. Center the word Reference on the first line. Then, type the reference entry using double-spacing and indent the second line (called a hanging indent): McWhorter, K. T. (2016). In concert: Reading and writing. Boston: Pearson Education, Inc. Include basic APA formatting, as described below. Note: In the final draft, you will continue to develop these paragraphs and refine your writing in order to reach a specific audience. In the first draft, simply work to get your ideas out and onto paper. Format for All Paper Submissions All assignments at DeVry are required to be in APA formatting. Please make sure to use the following to format this week’s and all future writings in this class. Include a cover page for your assignment with the following: your full name, your school’s name, your instructor’s name, and the course (in that order). This information should be double-spaced and centered and on a separate page before the document. Set the font to Times New Roman, 12 point. Set the spacing to double by selecting the paragraph area at the top of your Word document that has four lines with blue arrows pointing up and down on the left. When you click on this, it will open different spacing options. Select 2. You can also access the function by selecting the Format option from the top of the screen (not document). Then, select Paragraph from the drop-down menu and then set the spacing to double. Click ok to set the format. Center the title of your paper at the top of page 2. (The first page after your cover page.) Use the left margin alignment. This is normally the default, but you can check by selecting the first of four options under the paragraph area at the top of your Word document. It is the one with the picture of lines that are aligned on the left, but jagged on the right.