Research Argument Essay for Chosen Audience
You will pick a specific audience for your essay, gather a minimum of 4-5 sources, and develop your argument.
I chose millennials. Using the thoughts you will gather in your reader responses and class discussions, your task is to write an essay that provides an informed and passionate argument about why isolating during a pandemic is/is not better for the community and offering ways to cope with isolation. You will need to pick a specific audience (parents, children, government officials, school administration, employers; the choice is yours!). After choosing the audience for your essay you will locate objective sources (4-5) to help support your reasoning. These could be statistical, historical, medical, legal, and/or political, but you will need to keep your audience in mind.
I chose millennials. (see below)
The group chosen for this paper is millennials. They are so far considered to be the loneliest group, especially during this pandemic period. The group has the majority of people who are facing a high possibility of being physically detached. Most of the millennials appreciate isolation, but at the same time, they are the most affected people when it comes to suffering from severe mental health issues. This group is chosen because they have expressed being affected by loneliness due to the process of isolation. Millennials know and understand that they have to be isolated during this pandemic period at all costs. Most of them have positively embraced isolation and have increased communication between them and their families than they did before. They have resorted to social media to prevent being bored and keep away mental issues. Many millennials understand that isolation is essential because they have previously experienced loneliness during other pandemics like Ebola and the Nile virus.
Several millennials believe that they do not need to care about being isolated and of mental health issues because the same does not affect them. Several people are scared of being alone during isolation for fear of developing anxiety and depression. Millennials ought to care about isolation and the effects that come from it. They should have an understanding of isolation as it being essential because once they learn it, then it can be a skill, and they can lean into it rather than be scared of it. A podcast can help people isolated at home during a pandemic because it can be a source of entertainment for the people at home. Podcasts offer refuge and comfort for many millennials and other generations during this pandemic.
This is one of the sources I used.
Chakraborty, Indranil, and Prasenjit Maity. “COVID-19 Outbreak: Migration, Effects on Society, Global Environment, and Prevention.” Science of the Total Environment, vol. 728, 2020, p. 138882.