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Topic: Write a 3-page paper on the topic of video games and
aggressive or violent behavior, including a thesis, arguments to
support your thesis, and evidence to support your arguments.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your
proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
SHOW LESS
● Competency 2: Apply foundational psychological principles to relevant
topics in psychology.
○ Apply psychological principles to the creation of arguments and
counterarguments.
● Competency 3: Apply critical thinking to problems in the field of
psychology.
○ Write a conclusion with a statement of point of view and implications.
● Competency 6: Demonstrate effective oral or written communication skills.
○ Write an introduction with a clear thesis statement to introduce the
arguments.
○ Address assignment purpose in well-organized paragraphs,
incorporating credible sources, accurate paraphrasing, tone, and
citations
Instructions
This week, you will write a paper that clearly states your thesis, introduce two or
more arguments that support your thesis, and uses evidence to support your
arguments. Remember that your thesis should be taking a stance on one side of
the issue; your reader should be able to clearly be able to tell how you feel about
video games and aggressive or violent behavior.
Assignment Instructions
Use the Argument Template [DOCX] to guide your work. Be sure to delete any
explanatory instructional text before inserting your writing.
In your paper, address the following:
● Write an introduction with a clear thesis statement to introduce the
arguments.
● Apply psychological principles to the creation of arguments and
counterarguments.
● Write a conclusion with a statement of point of view and implications.
● Address assignment purpose in well-organized paragraphs, incorporating
credible sources, accurate paraphrasing, tone, and citations.
Argument Template
Delete all blue colored instructions from the template
before submitting your paper for grading.
The Cover Page shown here is on a separate page from the body of your paper.
Week 6 Assignment
Learner’s Full Name
PSYC3002
Capella University
Month, Year
Introduction
The introduction of this paper includes three elements:
• A brief statement regarding the ongoing debate about whether video games are harmful or
helpful to children and adolescents. This can be one or two sentences to give the reader some
background on this issue.
• A clear thesis statement telling the reader your position in this debate (videos are harmful or
videos are helpful). Because there is research support for both sides of this video game debate,
your thesis statement must be concise, very clear, specific, and persuasive. Guidance for
creating a clear thesis statement is found in this article by Baggett (2017)..
• A very brief introduction (overview) of the basic arguments that support your thesis statement.
Be sure to include at least one in-text citation to a journal article that supports your thesis
statement. Including citations raises the professional credibility of your statements above the
level of personal opinion. End your introduction by leading the reader into the next section of
your paper, your arguments.
Arguments
In this section present your arguments in greater detail to support your thesis statement. Each
paragraph should be a brief statement about what the research shows to support your thesis
statement. Apply relevant psychological principles (e.g., violence, prosocial behavior, empathy,
bonding, competition, aggression) in your arguments. It is essential that you include in-text
citations to the journal articles that support your arguments. Depending on your wording, this
section may contain one to three paragraphs.
Counterarguments
In this section present counterarguments to your thesis statement. Counterarguments show the
reader you are aware of the opposing viewpoints and that you can cite sources, using in-text
citations, with brief descriptions of the counterarguments while applying relevant psychological
principles (violence, prosocial behavior, empathy, etc.) of those counterarguments. Depending
on your wording, this section may contain one to three paragraphs.
Conclusion
In this section you state your conclusion. Your conclusion should support your thesis statement
and provide a very brief summary of the arguments and counterarguments presented in your
paper. The conclusion is similar to “closing arguments” in a court trial where the attorneys
present their perspective of the results of the trial and why the jury should vote to support their
position or client. You are providing a conclusion based on the evidence you have presented in
your arguments and counterarguments.
References
The reference page is provided on a separate page of your paper. A reference in APA style for
each cited source of information must be included in the reference page. You may also copy and
paste references found in the course room if you cite those sources because they are presented in
APA style. References are listed alphabetically by the first author’s last name.
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Argument Paper Scoring Guide
Argument Paper Scoring Guide
CRITERIA
NONPERFORMANCE
BASIC
PROFICIENT
DISTINGUISHED
Write an introduction
with a clear thesis
statement to
introduce the
arguments.
Does not write an
introduction with a
clear thesis
statement to
introduce the
arguments.
Writes an introduction that
does not include a clear
thesis statement or does
not introduce the
arguments.
Writes an
introduction with a
clear thesis
statement to
introduce the
arguments.
Writes an introduction
with a clear thesis
statement and introduces
the arguments with a
clear link to the next
paragraph.
Apply psychological
principles to the
creation of
arguments and
counterarguments.
Does not apply
psychological
principles to the
creation of
arguments.
Applies psychological
principles to the creation of
arguments in a way that is
vague or unclear.
Applies
psychological
principles to the
creation of
arguments and
counterarguments.
Applies psychological
principles to the creation
of arguments using
psychological terms.
Write a conclusion
with a statement of
point of view and
implications.
Does not write a
conclusion with a
statement of point
of view and
implications.
Writes a conclusion that
does not include either a
statement of point of view
or implications.
Write a conclusion
with a statement
of point of view
and implications.
Writes a conclusion with a
statement of point of view
and implications, and
includes assumptions.
Address assignment
purpose in wellorganized
paragraphs,
incorporating
credible sources,
accurate
paraphrasing, tone,
and citations.
Does not address
assignment
purpose in well
organized
paragraphs,
incorporating
credible sources,
accurate
paraphrasing,
tone, and
citations.
Addresses assignment
purpose in unorganized
paragraphs using
questionable sources,
paraphrasing that contains
phrases from the original
source, inappropriate tone
for the audience, or
citations that are not
correct.
Address
assignment
purpose in wellorganized
paragraphs,
incorporating
credible sources,
accurate
paraphrasing,
tone, and
citations.
Presents a focused
purpose through strong
organizational skills.
Presents evidence
through strong
paraphrasing/summarizing
and appropriate tone and
cited resources.
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