So Far:
We read about and discussed issues around misinformation and finding credible information. You built an annotated bibliography based on either a question from the assignment sheet or a question you developed.
So Now:
Your job for this paper is to construct an opinionated essay on the topic you chose. Keep in mind that you are not confined to the exact question(s) from that assignment, and that you probably should revise your topic based on what you learned in doing your annotated bib. The annotated bib should have put you in a position to know quite a bit more about your topic.
In other words, your initial question came when you had limited knowledge on your topic. Now that you know more, your opinions should be more complex and should reflect your expanded knowledge.
For instance, if your initial question was about whether social media plays a significant role in amplifying misinformation, your essay might look at whether or not companies like Facebook should have some legal responsibility for misinformation that appears on their platform.
To Start:
You should read “Constructing the Thesis
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https://milnepublishing.geneseo.edu/writing-in-college-from-competence-to-excellence/chapter/constructing-the-thesis-and-argument-from-the-ground-up/
and “Intros and Outros
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https://milnepublishing.geneseo.edu/writing-in-college-from-competence-to-excellence/chapter/intros-and-outros/
After that, you should write and submit a three-story thesis. The “Constructing the Thesis” chapter has several examples. Please note that for this, you are only submitting the thesis, which will be a maximum of 2 sentences.

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