One or two paragraphs in the beginning of your paper need to demonstrate your familiarity with the history of the argument on social media and self esteem

Topic: Social media and self esteem

Required length 1250-1750 words

Minimum of 6-7 credible sources

MLA format

Background and Major Arguments

One or two paragraphs in the beginning of your paper need to demonstrate your familiarity with the history of the argument. This section of your paper will tell how the topic became a controversy and trace that controversy’s overarching concepts through current times.

Additionally, you need to demonstrate a knowledge of all arguments on your issue. You will need to provide your audience with an appropriate knowledge of all the arguments so that your own argument gains credibility and logic.

Your Argument

Your argument will be a crucial component in the paper. You will not just present the various sides of the existing argument and state that you agree with one side of the argument. Instead, you have to use your source material and your own voice to make a case for the argument you support.

Thesis Statement

Your thesis statement is a strong component of the research paper. Your thesis statement will prepare your audience for your argument. When crafted appropriately, your reader will have a good idea of your argument as they read through the paper and will keep this argument in mind throughout the reading, as well prepare them for what you’ll be talking about. This makes convincing your audience much easier.


You must include a counterargument in your paper.  Address the opposing side of your argument and tell why it is incorrect or not likely. Inserting a counterargument not only strengthens your own argument but adds length to your paper, too!

Works Cited

Your Works Cited page will contain a list of all sources used in writing your paper. You must be very careful as you construct your Works Cited page. You do not want to omit a source that is included in your paper and you do not want to include a source that is not in your paper. Remember that your Works Cited page must be in alphabetical order.


  1. Articulate a strong thesis
  2. Demonstrate an ability to read, understand, and synthesize research
  3. Demonstrate an ability to construct a brief history
  4. Articulate an argument of your own and use sources to support this argument


  1. Strength of the argument and the support of this argument in the paper
  2. Success of the overall argument
  3. Successful synthesis of research and use of sources in your paper
  4. Successful demonstration of MLA skills
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