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Elizabeth McCarty
Online Discussion 11/11
Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:31pm
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I have chosen to write against teenagers receiving cosmetic surgery procedures. I have been planning on using different types of research methods but the only method I have used so far are online articles and web addresses. I plan on using books from the library as well for a printed resource. I have been searching through different search engines for important information on the health risks of cosmetic surgery and why teens should not be having these procedures done at such a young age. I really think that the online articles have been my most effective research tool. I have found a couple of articles starting facts against cosmetic surgery as well as informational statistics and studies. The search engine for the Joyner Library is actually very effective and gave me great tools for writing my paper. It is somewhat difficult to find legitimate articles to use for my paper, but I have come to realize that the ones written by professionals are the best to use. Since it is an argumentative paper, many of the sources I am coming across are extremely opinion based. I am trying to steer clear of that in order to find actual evidence that cosmetic surgeries are terrible for teenagers as well as other people receiving them. Even though I have not started looking for books yet I feel like it might be somewhat difficult. Finding books on this subject might be a tedious task just because it may be a struggle to find a book written strictly about cosmetic surgery. I could possibly find a book that is written on a broader topic and find some brief information on the health risks of cosmetic surgery. So far my research for my paper has been going well, but it is somewhat difficult for me to find reliable resources. I have learned how to tell the difference between reliable and fake resources for my research paper. Since it is a controversial topic, I do think that trying to find more articles and information will not be too much of a problem. Overall, the research for my paper has been rather successful.

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