Document Planning on Cyber Bullying
Introduction—consider your audience, what they know, and how to tell them what you’re going to tell them
- Explain the focus of the paper and your specific purpose (thesis statement).
Cyber bullying is a big menace in today’s society and continues to grow in this digital age. Cyber bullying continues to grow in the 21st century with advancement in digital technology where bullies can maintain anonymity easily. While bullies can be someone continents away, cyber bullies are sometimes those close to us. This paper focuses on the nature of cyber-bullying and how it can be prevented.
- How will you reveal your plan of organization?
I will use a study outline at the beginning to reveal my plan of organization. It will also serve to guide the reader through the different sections of my paper.
- What background information will be relevant to your readers?
History of cyber bullying will be important to help the reader understand how cyber bullying has grown from then to the present day. Cyber bullying has existed since the early 1990s. The digital era has played a major role in increased cases of cyber bullying as majority of people in the world own smartphones even teenagers. Cyber bullying is highest among teenagers.
- What terms or concepts need to be defined for them?
Cyber bullying needs to be defined for the reader to properly understand and be able to understand the different scenarios of cyber bullying. Other important concepts are cyber-stalking and cyber-harassment that are similar to cyber-bullying.
- How will you catch the reader’s attention from the outset?
An introductions is the most important part of any form of writing as it determines whether the reader will proceed reading or the wont. I will catch the reader’s attention from the onset by using a good opening sentence and a capturing thesis statement. This way the reader will know what to expect throughout the text. I will use the introduction to set up expectation for the purpose of the paper
The body—tell your audience what they need to hear to follow and accept your points
- What are the points you want to make, and how will you build your text around them?
The points I want to make are: The extent of cyber bullying, cyber-bullying among adolescents, and how to prevent cyber bullying. For starters, I would state my topic sentence for each topic and use appropriate thesis to move to the next. Then I will include textual support such as examples and quotations to support each topic.
- How will you integrate your sources into your discussion to show how thoroughly you’ve done your research?
I will integrate my sources through in-text citation through out my research. This will serve as proof that my paper is well researched. It will also serve as reference for the readers incase they want to read further. I will also quote sections from my sources in my paper.
- How will you explain and evaluate published works, rather than just reporting on them?
Sorces in a paper should always serve to support your claim-thesis. I will offer evidence that supports my claim and add to it with my own ideas to avoid merely reporting the source. I will also provide counterargument sources to help the reader know both sides of the issue and also to strengthen my claim. Instead of just using quotations to report what was said by others, I will them to support my assertion.
- What is the most advantageous order in which to present your evidence?
I will use the problem and solution structure for the body. At the beginning I will identify the problem-cyberbullying. I will discuss the problem exhaustively detailing its magnitude. Eventually I will outline solutions to the vice. This structure is also best suited for my thesis which is problem-solution oriented.
- Are images/interactive links going to be useful? If so, how will you integrate and label them?
Images and interactive links are not going to be useful as this is not an effect-causal structure.
The conclusion—leave your audience with a clear impression
- Do you need to summarize the argument to iron out any complexities, or is it clear enough for your readers?
The argument is clear enough I will not require to iron out complexities.
- If you have not yet explained the significance of your findings, how can you use the end of your paper to add your points up and explain their significance?
I will integrate the significance of my study in the conclusion followed by recommendation. In so doing I will have explained the significance of my study and summarized my findings at the same time. This will serve to justify my argument.
- Is there a need to suggest further research or investigation that could accompany this topic? If so, what will you suggest?
There is need to further research the topic of cyber-bullying as the vice keeps growing. Technological advancement is the reason for the growing vice. Adolescents have smartphones and personal at their disposal and this is the reason for increased cyber-bullying. I would suggest “the effects of growing technological advancement on increased cyber-bullying.”
- How will you return the focus to a broader context so your readers will know what to do with the information they’ve just read?
The broader context in this case is understanding the extent to which cyber-bullying is affecting our society. I will do this by using relatable examples and using clear and concise language that will be easily understood by the reader.