In a brief, five-paragraph essay, present a report on what you know about your research topic (Body Image) after having spent the week
In a brief, five-paragraph essay, present a report on what you know about your research topic (Body Image) after having spent the week studying it. Use your three body paragraphs to lead your reader from general information about your topic to more specific information by organizing your paper as follows:
Body paragraph one – A summary of general information from a reference source
Body paragraph two – A summary of more detailed or focused information from an online source
Body paragraph three – A summary of the findings from one article located in an academic database
Please format this essay in APA style, including a title page, a running header, in-text citations, and a references page.
Helpful tips: Since your essay will be leading up to the points you make in your third body paragraph, it will probably be useful to have an idea of what you are going to be writing about in this paragraph before you write the rest of your essay.
Use your introduction and conclusion to contextualize the significance of what you have learned in your research
Summarize the most important point of each source in the topic sentence of each of your body paragraphs, then use the rest of the paragraph to elaborate on that point.
Include at least one quotation from your Internet source, and one from your database source.
Do not quote from Wikipedia or any other reference source. Paraphrase any information from reference sources in your own words.
Here is what I posted for my group discussion regarding this topic below:
I will be focusing on body image. What I’ve found is that body image is a combination of “thoughts and feelings that you have about your body.” In fact, there are four types of body image which range from positive to negative or a encompass both. Perceptual body image, the way you view yourself, the thoughts and beliefs you have about your body, and the things you do related to the way you look are the 4 types of body image. Experiences in childhood often influence “negative” body image. As an example, family members regularly commenting on your weight or certain features may lower self-esteem and spur lifelong issues with body image. Personally, I can relate relate as I was constantly reminded that I was “chubby” or “husky” and needed to change my diet. It followed me throughout my teens and early adult life. I would always feel self conscience in anything I would wear or feel guilt about what I ate. What I later learned was that I developed body dysmorphia, and also that I had issues with my thyroids which contributed to my weight constantly fluctuating. Other influences, especially in today’s society is social media. The need to meet the standards and social norms of having the “perfect bodies” has greatly impacted many people of all ages, there have been people so desperate that they have had body augmentations/plastic surgery, skin treatments, botox and a host of other procedures to fit the new social norms. Believing that your looks determine your value as a person is an unhealthy body image which which can trigger mental health issues.
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