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Gabriella Villalon
Re: 3/1 Discussion
Fri Mar 1, 2013 3:42pm
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After hearing that we can use the research from our annotated bibliography for our issue paper, I decided to choose a topic that appeals to both assignments. I was thinking about doing my research on video games and the increase of violence in children. There has been an ongoing debate in whether or not video games have any relationship or perhaps cause an increase of violence in our youth. I haven't started my research just yet because I first need to get my topic approved, but I believe when I do, psychology medical journals will be the most helpful when looking for studies on my topic. I have read articles in the past on this issue, so I know there is a plethora of information out there on this topic. With so many recent violent acts committed by our generation's youth, I think it's an extremely important issue to look into to see if violent video games have a factor on our youths' psyche. And because there have been so many recent incidents unfortunately, there is a lot of new research on the topic out there, so I donít believe Iíll have any difficulty finding current information. I think I will go into the increase of violence in our public school as well. It may be hard to have a completely balance paper, showing both sides of the argument, but I will ensure when doing my annotated bibliography to find an equal amount of quotes and opinions stating both sides to make sure I do not come off bias.
I don't have many questions for class on Monday. The assignment is pretty straightforward. All I have to do it get my topic approved and hopefully I can start my research during class in the library. Iíve never done an annotated bibliography before, but after seeing the example on the course website, I donít think it will be that difficult. I always have a little trouble citing sources and often have to refer to the Perdue site for correct examples, so maybe this assignment will ease my difficulties with more practice.

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