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[Click here: Type Your Last Name] , Patel, [Click here: Type Your First Name] Vijal ENGL 135 Week 1 Topic Selection Assignment Page 1 For this assignment, you will choose a topic, narrow it, research different points of view about it, and identify your audience in order to develop your angle on the topic. After looking at the list of topics below, which was shared in Week 1’s lecture, choose a topic in which you have more than just a passing interest. The best topic to choose is one which impacts you in some way. Having personal experience with the topic will probably lend some perspective on it and may get you closer to an angle on it. Also, sometimes research can be daunting, but if you have personal experience with the topic, or are even passionate about it, you will probably be more motivated to keep working when the “going gets tough.” Thus, while “interest” in a topic is important, mere interest will probably not sustain you through this project. You might ask yourself, “What is it about this topic that sparks my interest enough to write a ten page paper about it?” Once you choose the topic, please respond to the five questions below. Each of your responses should be approximately two paragraphs in length. This assignment will be graded using the Week 1 Assignment Rubric available in Doc Sharing. Education Technology Family Health and Wellness School Bullies Multitasking and Technology Sexualization of Girls College Students and Weight Issues No Child Left Behind Act/Race to the Top Technology and Social Isolation Gender Discrimination Childhood Obesity Grade Inflation Perils of Social Networking Unequal Rights in Marriage, Children Fad Diets College Students and Underage Drinking Online Dating/Online Predators/Sex Offenders Children of Divorce Junk Food Student Debt Illegal Downloading of Protected Content Domestic Violence Sedentary Lifestyles
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[Click here: Type Your Last Name] , Patel, [Click here: Type Your First Name] Vijal ENGL 135 Week 1 Topic Selection Assignment Page 2 College Students, Cheating, and Plagiarism Internet Censorship/ Classified Information Leaks Cyberbullying Teenage Pregnancy College Dropout Rates Identity Theft Life-Work (Im)balance/Flexible Work Schedules Concussions in Athletes High School Dropouts Texting and Driving Insurance Premiums for Smokers and Obese Employees 1. What is your possible topic? Brainstorm five questions about it. In this section pick a topic from the above list and then brainstorm five questions you have about it. If you feel disconnected from the topics on the list, choose one of your own, but make sure it is not an “overused topic,” such as abortion, gun control, capital punishment, or legalization of marijuana (unless you have personal experience with the topic and can offer a unique perspective). Also, beware of current issues that might not be well-researched yet; you may not find enough sources at this time. Your purpose for brainstorming five questions is to narrow the topic to a manageable scope.
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