Purpose and OverviewYour second essay assignment of the semester asks you to make an argument based upon a claim of fact. It is the first of the three types of claims you will use to make arguments this semester. It also builds upon skills you enhanced in ENGL 100 F (or its equivalent): development of your ideas, research, and organization of material. A claim of fact needs factual information as support. You will write arguments based upon claims of value and claims of policy later in the semester.Background ReadingsMike Addelman, “COVID-19 Social Distancing Having Significant Effects on Mental Health, Study Shows” (Links to an external site.)Leah Campbell, “How COVID-19 Could Affect Kids’ Long-Term Social Development” (Links to an external site.)Clark Collis, “What Does the Future of Movies Look LIke?(Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)” Lev Facher, “9 Ways COVID-19 May Forever Upend the U.S. Health Care Industry” (Links to an external site.)Ryan Faughnder, “Movie Theaters Face ‘Existential’ Threat from COVID-19; ‘Without new movies, it’s over’”(Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)Alana Hippensteele, “The Business Impact of COVID-10 on Health Care” (Links to an external site.)Michael Horn, “COVID-19’s Long-Term Impacts on Education in 2020 and Beyond” (Links to an external site.)Brandon Katz, “Entertainment Industry Staring at $160B Loss Over 5 Years Due to COVID-19”(Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)Heather Landi, “The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Have a Long-Term Impact on Healthcare. Here Are 4 Changes to Expect” (Links to an external site.)Kimberly Lankford, “Could You Be Worrying Too Much about Financial Security Due to the Pandemic?” (Links to an external site.)Liz Mineo, “Time to Fix American Education with Race-for-Space Resolve” (Links to an external site.)William Ralston, “Coronavirus Might Kill the Music Industry. Maybe It Needed to Die” (Links to an external site.)Writing TaskIn an essay of at least 1,200 words (about 4-5 pages), chose a topic regarding the likely and/or possible impact of COVID-19 to use in making an argument based upon a claim of fact. You may use one of the topics in the background readings listed above or you may decide to select a topic of your own related to COVID-19.Based upon the particular topic you have chosen, assert a specific likely outcome or result of the COVID-19 pandemic. What will likely happen in this area as a result of the pandemic?You will need to use at least three sources in your final draft. If you choose one of the topics suggested by the assigned readings, you may use one of the assigned readings as one of the minimum three sources. You may want to use more than one of the assigned readings, but only one of them will count toward meeting the minimum of three sources.Use MLA format when introducing and citing sources. You will also need to provide a Works Cited list that includes all of the outside sources you used in your final draft. The Works Cited list does not count toward the minimum word count.For the Thesis and Rough Draft Workshop, you will need to have made a tentative selection of a possible topic related to COVID-19 and located at least one outside source other than the assigned readings. You will respond to a series of questions online in preparation for your final draft submission.Some notes to help you with your rough and final drafts:Choose a specific topic or issue related to COVID-19 that lends itself to a claim of fact. The more specific the issue, the easier it will be to research and discuss. The broader the issue is, the more factual support you will need to provide. Set reasonable parameters for yourself.You may be tempted to provide a solution to or proposal for action on whatever topic you are discussing. However, remember that the goal of this assignment is not to provide a claim of policy (a proposal or problem-solution paper). Instead, you are primarily going to be supporting a claim of fact, so choose your topic carefully and wisely.The counterarguments for this argument will need to address the particular form of the claim of fact that you’re making. Since you’re making a prediction for this assignment, then the opposition will need to suggest a different outcome than what you’re predicting based upon the same information or evidence.REMINDER: Labeling a statement a claim of fact does not make it true. revised my essay based on my professor comments and this is how i supposed to write it.Corona Virus Impact on Society
The global coronavirus has inflicted detrimental effects to the kid’s socio-economic wellbeing by affecting more than 1.6 billion children and youths globally. Despite the potential effects
being unclear, kids are today getting subjected to unfamiliar territory like school closure, social
distancing, and wearing of face masks. Despite the direct impact of Covid-19 pandemic regarding
mortality rate being limited, there are indirect effects as well associated with preventative
vaccinations, disruptions to care-seeking, household income loss, and strained healthcare systems.
It is also estimated that close to 1.2 million children and 56,700 mothers are like to dies in the next
6 months as a result of disruptions in basic interventions. It is from such a compelling rationale
that the paper investigates “How Covid-19 could affect kid’s long-term social development.” [This
is more of an announcement than a direct claim of fact. State what one of the particular effects is.
What’s going to be one of the biggest changes in children’s social development? Make that your
Covid-19 and Kid’s Long-term Social Development [Why the subheading?]
The containment measures issued through the World’s Health organization (WHO)
guidelines like social distancing is challenging to people from all walks of life, especially to the
parents whom have now become their kid’s primary avenue for social interaction (WHO, 2020).
Because the pre Covid-19 effects are still unclear, stakeholders including parents, teachers, and
academicians are wondering how issues like social distancing may negatively affect the social
development of their kids (Moore et al., 2020). [You’re using APA format for your citation rather
than MLA format. MLA does not use dates in the citations; it uses page numbers if applicable. If
there are no page numbers (because it’s an online source), then you would just have the author’s
last name.]
It is widely believed that social development is an important aspect in a kids life
development phases, who require frequent interaction with their peers whether at home, school,
church, or even in family gatherings. Social development in kids is mostly important for kids
experiencing late childhood and those in their adolescence stage. The counterarguments such a
claim is that early social development can be achieved at the family level. [Have you made an
argument yet? How can there be a counterargument if you haven’t yet stated a claim of fact that
you’re arguing?] However, as the kids start growing older, their peer group emerges as the most
significant channel to attain social development. For instance, the young kids start the basic of
social development through interactions with their immediate family members like parents and
siblings, and this is also the stage when they start to become social beings. But as these children
become older and more socially inclusive, because they develop a natural propensity to interact
with kids outside forming their peer group that transpires as a critical nucleus for social
development. The young kids acquire most of the input from their parents and immediate siblings,
while their older counterparts tend to traverse complex peer groups (Bruining, 2020).
Should social-distancing containment measure only exist on the short-term, the kid’s life
are likely to resume to normal sooner rather than later. However, should the epidemic persist for
extended period, then there is the likely hood of the measures affecting the child’s social
development. [This would be a good place to return to a claim of fact. So far, you’ve not
mentioned a particular effect as a result of COVID-19. What you need is a clearer sense of which
impact is your overall focus.]
The current generation of kids tend to socialize so much with their friends, immediate
family members, and classmates. These kids are used to socializing throughout their lives because
the last time a pandemic with the magnitude of Covid-19 emerged, it was almost a century ago.
As a result, most of the kids have resorted to innovative ways to socialize through which is mainly
conducted through web 2.0 applications like chats, forums, and social media. The current scenario
implies that on a short-term perspective of between 3-6 months, kids are not likely to become
mentally affected. [It seems like one of the effects is that kids have learned and/or developed new
ways to socialize in the face of the pandemic. Could something like that be a claim of fact? Or
perhaps this is a counterargument idea? An alternative way of looking at the same set of
circumstances?] But the question is, if the pandemic persists for years, what happens to the child’s
social life? It is a natural propensity for children to crave for personal interaction that involves
constant playing, running, and touching each other. Therefore, prolonged isolation of a child from
their peer group is likely to affect them significantly especially to the teenagers used to partying
and spending time out with their friends. The presumed negative impact is likely to be caused from
the child’s brain development that experiences the most growth during infancy and adolescence
phase (Fegert, 2020).
The infancy and adolescence growth stage is the period when the human brain becomes
most malleable and geared up for different learning activities. During the adolescence stage, how
someone thinks, their life perception, and even some of the skills they acquire get carried over to
their adult life. During the same adolescence stage, how an individual interacts with society also
plays an influential role on who they will become or rather what they are going to achieve during
their adult life. Therefore, if the child’s experiences become stunned during such critical brain
development and growth period, and in our case, prolonged isolation, they are likely to become
introverted. [If kids are more likely to become introverted as a result of the social distancing
required by the pandemic, then make that your overall claim of fact. State it at the beginning of
your essay and keep it as your focus throughout your discussion. It should really be apparent what
you’re saying is the main effect that you’re discussing.] Even though virtual interactions appear to
be beneficial, they are not appropriate in the long-term. The quality of interaction and intimacy
from the virtual environment, is not similar to the physical experiences associated with joyous
moments like laughing together, hugging, and holding hands, among other spontaneous responses.
The child’s social development mainly occurs outside from their immediate family members and
friends are very important (Khetrapal & Bhatia, 2020). [Look at how many of your paragraphs end
with ideas from other people. Wouldn’t it be better if you ended your paragraphs with your own
ideas? Finish your thoughts yourself rather than using someone else’s points to finish what you’re
trying to say?]
Through interactions from parties, outdoor events, school clubs, and the larger
communities, the children especially the kids meet new people with different ideas, and as a result,
there is increased levels of interactivity with influential people like their peers parents/guardians
and other counsellors or coaches hence acquire meaningful advices regarding life choices and
decisions. Through the extracurricular activities, the adolescents get accorded chances to explore
various interests especially those that are important with their future career outlook and as a result
they try to unearth their strengths and weaknesses at an early stage in life. Therefore, isolation
diminishes the kid’s opportunities for novel experiences and chances for self-discovery. For
instance, through prolonged isolation, a kid who is talented in sports may fail to realize their
potential because they are not allowed to go outside to practice with their peer group, and may not
even realize that they are gifted in one way or another. The situation is even worse for kids having
no siblings because such children don’t have an interactive environment apart from their grown
parents. Despite kids with siblings likely to form a filial peer relationship, such relationships
cannot replace the peer-to-peer relationship that is ideal for social development because different
factors inhibit interactivity, including like mindedness and the other child may sometimes view
their sibling as less fun or less engaging to interact (Guessoum et al., 2020).
Another case is that vulnerable kids especially from poverty prone regions like in Latin
America and Africa may resort to child labor because their breadwinners from their immediate
family have lost their jobs. [This seems like quite a shift from your previous paragraph discussion
points. How does it relate to what you were discussing before?] Such kids are likely to lose on
their social developments because they will be sent to work as house helps, in farms, or even take
care of their younger siblings while their parents have gone to search for work in order to take care
of the family. Such a situation is also likely to increase cases of forced child labor which is against
some of the United Nations Millennium development Goals (MDGs) (Clark et al., 2020).
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected different sectors of the global economy and also
affected people’s social life as well. The post covid-19 effects are still largely unknown and one
of the areas likely to get affected is in the kid’s social development. WHO containment guidelines
like social-distancing if observed on a long-term perspective are likely to affect the children social
development because young kids and adolescence brains are very active and this is also the phase
when they acquire most of the life lessons through constant interaction with their peers. If such
interaction gets eliminated away, the kids are likely to fail to realize on their potential because they
have been isolated from their peer groups. Besides, these kids are also not likely to engage with
different extra-curricular activities and therefore may even fail to realize their potential talents.
[You have a good overall idea for a claim of fact here, but it’s not apparent what your focus if
throughout the essay. You should state your main idea at the beginning of the essay, and keep it
as an emphasis throughout the discussion. It’s good that you’ve paraphrased and/or summarized
your ideas from your sources rather than quoting directly. Don’t change that as you revise.]
[You’ve used APA format rather than MLA format for your Works Cited list. The order in MLA
is to have the author’s name, then the title of the article, the name of the website, the specific
date the article was posted/published, and finally the web address or URL for the source. That’s
the most common structure in MLA. If you got your sources from the library’s databases, you
should choose the MLA format rather than the APA format. There are other rules, of course,
such as using the author’s full name each time and using et al. if there are three or more authors.]
Bruining, H., Bartels, M., Polderman, T. J., & Popma, A. (2020). COVID-19 and child and
adolescent psychiatry: an unexpected blessing for part of our population?. European child
& adolescent psychiatry, 1-2.
Clark, H., Coll-Seck, A. M., Banerjee, A., Peterson, S., Dalglish, S. L., Ameratunga, S., … &
Doherty, T. (2020). After COVID-19, a future for the world’s children?. The
Lancet, 396(10247), 298-300.
Fegert, J. M., Vitiello, B., Plener, P. L., & Clemens, V. (2020). Challenges and burden of the
Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic for child and adolescent mental health: a
narrative review to highlight clinical and research needs in the acute phase and the long
return to normality. Child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health, 14, 1-11.
Guessoum, S. B., Lachal, J., Radjack, R., Carretier, E., Minassian, S., Benoit, L., & Moro, M. R.
(2020). Adolescent psychiatric disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic and
lockdown. Psychiatry research, 113264.
Khetrapal, S., & Bhatia, R. (2020). Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on health system &
Sustainable Development Goal 3. Indian Journal of Medical Research, 151(5), 395.
Moore, S. A., Faulkner, G., Rhodes, R. E., Brussoni, M., Chulak-Bozzer, T., Ferguson, L. J., …
& Tremblay, M. S. (2020). Impact of the COVID-19 virus outbreak on movement and
play behaviours of Canadian children and youth: a national survey. International Journal
of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 17(1), 1-11.
World Health Organization. (2020). Considerations for school-related public health measures in
the context of COVID-19: annex to considerations in adjusting public health and social
measures in the context of COVID-19, 14 September 2020 (No. WHO/2019nCoV/Adjusting_PH_measures/Schools/2020.2). World Health Organization.

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