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Gabriella Villalon
Re: 4/19 Discussion
Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:34pm
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The biggest challenge I believe I will face is the overall organization of my paper. You would think there were be an arguments and then a counter argument for each and every topic on the effects of video games, but unfortunately, there really isnít. The research on the topic for the benefits and deleterious effects do not line up, so I believe Iím just going to write two mini informative papers and then merge them together into an issue paper. I donít think this is the most effective way to write an issue paper, but I mean, what else can I do.
When doing my research, I found a lot more quantified statistics and information on the negative side of video games, so I hope that does not skew my paper, making that a stronger side. There is plenty of information on the positive effects by scientist and scholars, but there is a lack of statistics. So I think I may run into problems with that.
As for new information I found, I didnít find anything surprising or new to me. While I may have not known the exact statistics, all of the information I found was kind of obvious. For example, playing video games 12 or more hours a day can result in anti-social behaviors. Like, obviously if you are staring at a screen for that many hours and not communicating with others around you, that is considered being anti-social. You donít need data to tell someone that. But I did find some of the analyses of the data pretty interesting. Scholarly journals are suppose to remain unbiased, but I found several examples where people interjected their bias opinions that were not supported by their found data. And I currently canít think of any unanswered questions that I havenít already found for myself. Iím pretty adept on the subject.
But besides all of that, Iíve been pretty good at writing issue papers in the past, so hopefully I continue and get a decent grade. And you probably could ask more questions just like I can continue to ramble on to reach 350 wordsÖ


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