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Anna Maria Collins
4/19 Discussion
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:40am
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I think that there will be a few challenges in the upcoming issue paper. The most challenging part of writing it will probably be staying organized throughout the process. I have not ever written a paper with so many sources, so it might be difficult to keep all of them straight, as far as which information I have used and where within the paper it would be best included. It might also be difficult making sure that I have used all of my source’s information, and actually understanding their content enough to explain them within my paper. I have found and researched many things about my topic. One interesting point about my topic is that Social Networking has really affected the news and how it is able to reach people. This fact coincides with the surprising point that Social Networking is much more than just a way to “keep in touch” with friends, but is actually very helpful and important to bigger issues in today’s society. Another interesting point about this topic is that despite the many positive attributes of Social Networking, people are quite skeptical about our society’s use of this technology. Many people believe that it is taking over and forcing people to become too dependent on their mobile devices and computers, and less dependent on real people for news, friendship, and other uses of time. The only question I have about this assignment is that I am not entirely sure how the best way is to become familiar enough with my topic to put most of the content of my paper into my own words. I am not used to writing a paper without having almost every sentence ending with an in-text citation, because that is encouraged with music topic papers for my major. It seems like it may be difficult to put things into my own words because I was not very familiar with my topic before researching, so I need to make sure that I understand my sources very well in order to write about them this way. I think that the amount of questions in this prompt is just the right amount, and provide enough questions to write at least 350 words in response.

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