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Starting an Original Research Paper on Teen Pregnancy


josey01 1 / 1  
Dec 5, 2009   #1
Hi have to write a term paper on teen pregnancy and don't know where to start after I have finished the first paragraph can you please help me with some ideas as how to start my paper flowing have been out of school for so long seem to have forgotten how to write a term paper also how do i put an outline for the essay

Reducing teen pregnancy and birth is one of the most effective ways of reducing child poverty in the U.S.Virgin Island(Jordan Brown.) What is Teen Pregnancy? Teen Pregnancy is defined as a teenaged or underage girl (Usually within the ages of 13-19)becoming pregnant. Getting pregnant as a teenager gives you a higher risk of running into the Social aspects and Economical issues that surround today's teenage parents.Every twenty-six seconds, a United States teenager becomes pregnant, every fifty-six seconds, another adolescent gives birth, and every hour, fifty-six children are born to teenagers. These facts are based on estimated figures from the United States Department of Health.(new Paragraph)There are many teenagers today who are having premarital sex and not taking any precautions needed to protect their self against pregnancy. When they do get pregnant there are many consequences, big decisions, and great responsibility's. Growing up in this day and age I have seen many girls who become pregnant and are acting as if pregnancy is fashion show. The girls are acting as if pregnancy is a joke and forgets that they are carrying a human being and that its going to change their life forever. Whenever they realize the reality of the situation its already to late for them.
yang 2 / 313  
Dec 5, 2009   #2
their self

themselves?

ok, in a research paper, you end your intro with a VERY STRICT THESIS. you say EXACTLY what you want to talk about in your paper. Preferably, you state your points in order.

thesis: teen pregnancy is *para 1-x?* (bad, how bad?) and can be prevented by *para x+1* *para x+2* *para x+3*...

o, and don't forget to talk about child poverty and the influence of teen pregnancy on that

your main point is: how reducing teen pregnancy will reduce child poverty. You need to talk about this in the intro. Don't purely focus on teen pregnancy.
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
Dec 6, 2009   #3
Don't write the intro first. Write it after the rest of the paragraphs are written. If you try to introduce something that does not exist yet, you will not know what to say!

This would be a good opening sentence for the first paragraph:
What is Teen Pregnancy? Teen Pregnancy is defined as a teenage or underage girl (Usually within the ages of 13-19)becoming pregnant.

This would be a good second sentence for the first paragraph:
Every twenty-six seconds, a United States...

This would be a good topic sentence for paragraph 2:
Getting pregnant as a teenager gives you a higher risk of running into the Social aspects and Economical issues that surround today's teenage parents.

This would be a good first sentence for paragraph 3:
Reducing teen pregnancy and birth is one of the most effective ways of reducing child poverty in the U.S.Virgin Island(Jordan Brown.)
OP josey01 1 / 1  
Dec 7, 2009   #4
Hi thanks for your advice but if i separate it like that what would my thesis be
Jeannie 10 / 214  
Dec 9, 2009   #5
Your thesis, if you used the ideas here, would be an assertion that the socioeconomic impact of teen pregnancy causes a never-ending cycle of ignorance and poverty, as well as perpetuating the lack of family and societal support structures that are necessary to build a productive life.

I just made that up as an example, but you get the drift...expand your first sentence, basically, but use it at the end of the first paragraph.

The first paragraph, or thesis paragraph, should hold all the "bullet points" of the essay in a very brief and general sense with the strong assertion of the purpose of your paper. The outline is literally your bullet points and sub-points. An outline is a very handy tool for organizing your thoughts. Once you have an informal outline (I often use free-writing to plan an initial outline), you can refer to it as you go along in the general research phase in order to keep your thoughts organized. With some research and a clear plan of action, you can make up your formal outline. This is the outline you will use for the paper, and it will be your guide throughout the writing and research process.

Hope this helps! If you need an example outline, I might be able to figure out how to link one of mine on here. (I am terrible at links for some strange reason...)
Jeannie 10 / 214  
Dec 9, 2009   #6
PS. I usually use a pen and paper for the free-writing and rough outline - one blank page per bullet (main topic I, II, III) and write the 1a,b,c,ect, as I find more info for that topic. Each page is a scribbly mess by the time I am ready to put finger to keyboard, but I have lots of ideas in my head by then! :)

"have been out of school for so long seem to have forgotten how to write a term paper also how do i put an outline for the essay"

...I feel your pain - I felt like I never knew it at all, which is highly possible considering I was far from a "good student" in HS...thirty year ago...) I've been going full time for over a year now, so far so good! Keep plugging along (glad you found this site...I wish I had earlier!)
roxxy1990 - / 1  
Aug 3, 2011   #7
Hypothesis on teenage pregnancy

hey can you help to created a Hypothesis on teenage pregnancy
Roger Bishop - / 13  
Aug 4, 2011   #8
Wou may wish to start by doing some reasearch, this may be a good place to start your review. enotes.com/soc/q-and-a/hypothesis-teenage-pregnancy-who-bec ome-parents-103529. Do you mean teenage pregnancy when married or single?


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