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My Thesis: Internet can be an addiction. I want to argue this point on 3 topis sentences. Why it's an addiction. Facebook, Psychological effect on our mind,(something similar.) and myspace. But I don't know how to construct or properly write an argumentative Topic Sentence

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  1. O_o_Be_Creepy_o_O
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    Haha I am writing an essay right now...>.<

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  2. beehive
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    i need 2 send an outline to my instructor, have it approved and tomorrow an Introduction and 1st paragraph are due.

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  3. O_o_Be_Creepy_o_O
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    oh wow yea my whole essay is due today :(

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  4. beehive
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    what are you writing on?

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  5. O_o_Be_Creepy_o_O
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    Its a chem/science paper on telescopes >:P ik right >.<

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  6. O_o_Be_Creepy_o_O
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    I think I'm gonna go get to work on it now...I'll be lurking in the math room though. Ttyl!! :) Ivy ♥

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  7. beehive
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    thanks. Good luck!

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  8. gandalfwiz
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    ur thesis is pretty broad... try narrowing it down to something like social networks can be addicting, and make it sound a bit cooler.

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  9. BlackholeMind
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    Agreed. Quite frankly, the "Internet" is basically "everything". You can't write a paper about "everything" because it would never end. Two of your three topics are social networking sites, the other a psychological phenomenon. Your thesis is about addiction. So you should choose whether you are going to talk about social networking addiction, which might be something called "virtual interaction" (there are many names). Virtual identity or "-philia" is probably what you are referring to, unless you specifically mean talking to people over the internet. It is a phenomenon where someone has become addicted to their "virtual" interactions - whatever they may be - because somewhere psychologically they prefer those interactions over physical everyday life. This can be playing games, music, videos, reading blogs, etc.. It doesn't have to actually be social. Remember that addictions are not taken lightly. They are habits that when stopped CAUSE TRAUMA, or habits that INHIBIT WHOLESOME LIVING. That is the only reason they are considered bad, otherwise they would just be avid normal interests. The internet is very useful - we are on it right now - and using it regularly is not innately negative. Some of us use it for livelihoods. So if you mean that the internet is addicting, but not bad - you might merely mean the internet is ENJOYABLE. So if about social networking, you could state why you think everyone using them should be careful. If about deluding oneself from reality, you could state why people form this dependency or what to do if they have it.

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    I think Internet Addiction is fairly well established as in evidence there are Research Groups online dedicated to it's study and treatment. You could explore cyber identity, persons as cyborgs, the Laptop, PC, Smartphone as extentions of the person without which the person and or persons cannot function. Identity is a key thing in individuals. You could also raise the issue of addictive personalities and general and wide ranging forms of addiction. You could frame arguments in terms of addiction and addiction hypotheses, the Internet of course has tonnes of info on books and Papers related to the above. List the common ones, also include rare or uncommon cases as well. You might use marginalization and addiction, and whether having a voice that is represented in Political sphere decreases addiction or whether people are big enough to overcome Oppressers to make way and avoid or decrease addiction because we ain't gonna take the pellete no matter how marginalised and non existent we are. You will get more marks by not just stating the obvious ie what is out there but by embarking on own Research and finding angles believe it or not that Academics who can be very dumb haven't seen. Maybe think of solutions that don't mean chucking out offensive items but where Technology is restored to it's rightful status as Servant and not Master. My two pence, hope it helps.

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    I m addicted to openstudy

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  12. ReaderandWriterGirlNo1
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    I think it is an excellent idea to help us as Self Learners on MIT OCW.

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  13. ReaderandWriterGirlNo1
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    We all need others and not just live in our own intellectual worlds.

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