Identify your audience for the paper. What kind of people would read an essay on this topic?

Part 1: Take two of the following ideas and narrow from topic, to main ideas, to thesis statement:
• violence in video games
• eating disorders
• the need for health insurance
• the benefits of playing a musical instrument

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Part 2: Choose one of the topics above and use this topic to answer the questions below.

A. Identify a purpose for writing a paper about the topic.

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B. Identify your audience for the paper. What kind of people would read an essay on this topic?

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C. Draft a very brief outline, showing thesis, main ideas, and 1-2 possible supporting points for each main idea. (Don’t do any research for this part. Jot down some details that might work.)

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3 . Also construct a memo to a co-worker in which you request to set up a meeting time to discuss the details of a project you are working on. You and your co-worker are also friends outside of work and socialize together on occasion.
Write the message a second time, but address your memo to your boss, with whom you do not socialize outside of work. You and your boss are on good terms, but your relationship is strictly professional.
Write the message a third time; this time address it to the president of the company, with whom you have never had a conversation

4. Using the following information, format these sources according to APA guidelines. Please remember to format this in a proper APA reference page format.
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Strategies for Successful Writing, by James A. Reinking and Robert von der Osten, published by Pearson, printed in 2007 in New Jersey, 9th edition.
1. Taking Sides, 3rd edition, edited by Jason Nier, published in New York by McGraw Hill, printed in 2010.
2. “Past and Future of U.S. Prison Policy,” an article in American Psychologist, published in July 1988. The authors are Craig Haney and Philip Zimbardo. The article is in volume 44, on pages 329-335.
3. “The Significance of the Social Identity Concept for Social Psychology with Reference to Individualism, Interactionism and Social Influence” by J.C. Turner and P.J. Oakes. Printed on pages 237-252 in the British Journal of Social Psychology, Volume 23.
4. Online magazine article by R. Clay, titled “Science vs. Ideology: Psychologists Fight Back About the Misuse of Research” found in Monitor on Psychology at http://www.apa.org/monitor/ . Volume #39, issue 6, June 2008.

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