Y​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‍​our task: Write an essay in which you identify and analyze a body of primary textual data in order to add something specific to scholars’ ongoing attempt to address your research question. (How smartphones have changed society) . 

To be successful in this, you will need to articulate a limited scope and clear goals for your essay/primary research.

 Plus, you will need to use both secondary research (articles by other scholars) and primary research (texts you

 analyze directly such as pol​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‍​itical speech, ads, institutional documents, webpages, videos, stories, poems, etc.) to

 persuade your reader of your credibility and the accuracy of your claim. Specs: 2500 – 3000 words long Correct APA format (12pt font, double-spaced, 1 inch margins cover-page, abstract, correct in-text citations, references page). 

Grammatically and mechanically correct Thesis driven – supported by logical convincing evidence Strong transitions between sections and clear, logical organization​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‍​n