Research Paper Update by nicoleberger22

During my high school years, I had completed extensive research papers and I thought this paper would be no problem.

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In the beginning though, I found it difficult to come up with a research topic.

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I felt it was important to come up with a subject that was different than everyone elseís.

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Also, I wanted something that I would find interesting to research and feel comfortable talking about.

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One subject that I always feel confident talking about is country music, but I wasnít sure how to tie this in with new media.

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There was also the issue of not knowing if country music was an appropriate topic.

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This was due to the fact that I heard the research had to be about internet personalities or the dangers of the internet.

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With the help of Professor Nead, I was able to come up with a suitable topic.

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My topic is about how new media has influenced the expansion of country music over the past years.

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I knew I wanted to talk about how country music went from twang to pop.

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I wanted to talk about the large range of fans country music has gained over the year.

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Also how many people donít consider many country artist singers actually country.

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All of this has occurred with the help of new media. Such as Facebook, Myspace, Itunes, Television, Rhapsody, ect.

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I found researching this topic challenging.

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I was not finding much information at first.

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After changing the wording of what I was searching I was able to find quite a bit.

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Also I uncovered much information from magazines.

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Majority of my research came from the internet.

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After much research, I thought this paper would be simple to write, but when I went to do my outline I struggled.

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Trying to come up with a thesis statement that I could write ten pages from was also difficult.

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Getting feedback from people in class helped me a great deal.

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With their help I was able to come up with thesis statement that accurately portrayed my thoughts.

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Since coming up with a thesis statement I have completed four pages of my paper so far.

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The first part talks about the basic history of the genre of country music.

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I went into detail about where country music originated.

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I talked about how country music did not have a large fan base in the past.

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This was due to the twang sound and that many people did not experience it.

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Television was the only way many people even heard country music.

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Country music radio stations were rare back in the day.

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I then went into detail about the types of media that have developed over the years which helped with growth of country music.

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Myspace , Facebook, Youtube are in my opinion the three forms of media that have helped with this expansion.

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I talked about some of the singers such as Talyor Swift, who have used new media to their advantage.

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I decided to interview and survey people on their thoughts of country music growth and changes over the years.

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I would survey and interview people of all ages.

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I would do some of this in person and some over Facebook to save me time.

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I would ask them about if they thought country music should still be considered country or pop/rock country?

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I would also ask something like if they thought new media has influenced this?

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I have not completed this yet, but I am planning on doing this Saturday.

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At the moment I am currently stuck on four pages, but I still have much to talk about.

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I feel confident that I will be completed with my paper by Saturday.

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I will then be able to dedicate myself to my presentation and be able to present on Wednesday.

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