stance essay 17



THE THESIS IS THE FOLLOWING: Monitoring toddlers and technology is meaningful to me because it has the potential to affect children’s mental behavior negatively, decreases the physical activity of children, and opens a new world of danger.

Due Week 7 and worth 100 points

For your next assignment, you will combine these writing techniques to write a stance essay. A stance essay takes a position on a topic and argues and supports that position with evidence. Consider your topic:

  • What possible positions/arguments are there?
  • What position resonates with you? (Which position do you believe is correct?)
  • What are your main points?
  • What are the counterpoints? Are you ready to dispute them?
  • Do you have enough evidence to effectively support your argument?

For the stance essay, your personal voice (your perspective) should come through. This is just like assignment 1, except you should maintain a formal tone.For this essay And just like assignment 2, you will need to support your points with credible sources. You’re ready to take a position on the topic you have been writing about!

Note: You can find a list of credible sources you can choose from in the WebText. Do not go outside the WebText for your research.


Topic Sources
American Academy of Pediatrics, Healthy Digital Media Use Habits for Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers
American Academy of Pediatrics, Media and Young Minds (PDF)
Common Sense Media, Zero to Eight: Children’s Media Use in America 2013 (PDF)
NAEYC, Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children From Birth Through Age 8 (PDF)
Radesky, Mobile and Interactive Media Use by Young Children (PDF)
Tahnk, The Right Technology for Kids at Every Age

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