FYS tweet my research paper by dobeezy

I am doing very well on my paper. I have done some extensive research to figure out the effects that forms of new media have on students.

November 12, 2009, 10:36 pm - [1]

I have worked on my paper and gotten about two pages done. I haven't fully developed everything I want to include in my research paper.

November 12, 2009, 10:37 pm - [2]

I just have basketball practice on Saturday so afterwards I will dedicate the rest of my time on the weekend to completing my essay.

November 12, 2009, 10:37 pm - [3]

First off my thesis statement may not be fully developed at the moment.

November 12, 2009, 10:38 pm - [4]

?Facebook and other forms of new media are a distraction for students, and have a negative influence on academic success in the classroom.?

November 12, 2009, 10:39 pm - [5]

I will also compare and contrast the information that I gather from both perspectives.

November 12, 2009, 10:39 pm - [6]

My research paper will also be somewhat of a combination of both an analytical and argumentative paper.

November 12, 2009, 10:39 pm - [7]

I will analyze the apparent effects of social media, and also argue for the aspect that I do believe it is a disturbance for academics.

November 12, 2009, 10:40 pm - [8]

Through my research I have found many statistics that with help in further supporting my thesis statement.

November 12, 2009, 10:40 pm - [9]

At first I was simply going to discuss how Facebook can have an effect on academics.

November 12, 2009, 10:40 pm - [10]

A study ?found that Facebook users had GPAs between 3.0 and 3.5 compared to non-users who had GPAs between 3.5 and 4.0? (Osborne).

November 12, 2009, 10:41 pm - [11]

In the same experiment it was concluded that social media users spend usually less than five hours studying a week.

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Where as non- users spent anywhere from five to eleven hours of studying a week on average.

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This was one study done by some students at Ohio State University and Ohio Dominican University.

November 12, 2009, 10:42 pm - [14]

I found this to be both interesting and important information to include within my paper.

November 12, 2009, 10:43 pm - [15]

Following this I found some more important facts Iíll be sure to include in my paper.

November 12, 2009, 10:43 pm - [16]

I then also realized it would be much more beneficial to cover other new media topics beside just Facebook.

November 12, 2009, 10:43 pm - [17]

So, the direction I am going in is to focus my topic on other types of new media.

November 12, 2009, 10:44 pm - [18]

This includes:Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Youtube, and others that effect students academic performance both in high school and college.

November 12, 2009, 10:45 pm - [19]

I will mainly focus on how it effects college students however.

November 12, 2009, 10:45 pm - [20]

I will discuss things such as, how many hours people spend on these websites,and which ones they prefer most.

November 12, 2009, 10:46 pm - [21]

Also, the correlation between new media and how they affect grades and how their time is spent.

November 12, 2009, 10:46 pm - [22]

Within the main content of my research paper I will include information from both sides, but obviously support one side more than the other.

November 12, 2009, 10:46 pm - [23]

The side I am taking is that new media is definitely a distraction for students.

November 12, 2009, 10:47 pm - [24]

To support this I have information from various studies that have been conducted.

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Also, for my interview and/ or own research experiment, I am going to take a poll.

November 12, 2009, 10:47 pm - [26]

Along with my poll I will interview people by using Facebook and ask them if they think it is a distraction.

November 12, 2009, 10:48 pm - [27]

This information will further prove or disprove my thesis.

November 12, 2009, 10:48 pm - [28]

The bulk of my research will come online.

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In part because new media is a relatively new topic, especially concerning its effects.

November 12, 2009, 10:49 pm - [30]

I will also try to add in some non- online sources as well.

November 12, 2009, 10:49 pm - [31]

It is my hope that I can fully support my thesis.

November 12, 2009, 10:57 pm - [32]

It is my hope that I can fully support my thesis.

November 12, 2009, 10:57 pm - [32]

Although I have done research, I will still need to find more places that can support my topic.

November 12, 2009, 10:58 pm - [33]

And not only support, but I want to include statistical information, since that is the best physical evidence I can present.

November 12, 2009, 10:59 pm - [34]

However, the correlation between studies done and whether it does effect academics or not is highly subjective.

November 12, 2009, 10:59 pm - [35]

Some people believe there is no relationship what so ever between the two.

November 12, 2009, 11:00 pm - [36]

This may be true in some ways but not in others.

November 12, 2009, 11:01 pm - [37]

On going research will continue to be conducted to further support new media's negative aspect.

November 12, 2009, 11:01 pm - [38]

Until then we will just have to rely on the statistical support that has been proven.

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In conclusion, I am hoping that my research paper will add great insight to others.

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And also reveal the negative side that social media has caused in regards to academics.

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