In this post I will lay out what the first paragraph of my paper will be. This is subject to editing as I get deeper into my research and hash out my thoughts a little better.
In order to be involved in the debate regarding violent video games and their correlation to violent behavior one does not have to be a video game player. In fact this issue has taken the forefront on the national scene in the past decade with many blaming video games for violent tragedies including school shootings like Columbine and Newtown. Research into this topic has been conducted for the past two decades as researchers try to get a handle on how violent video games effect people’s behaviors, especially young men. This paper will examine the past two decades worth of research in an attempt to better understand what scientists thoughts are on this topic. The expectations in this research is that there will not be a consensus among researchers and most research will be too split to draw any reasonable conclusions.
This paragraph will be followed by a few short paragraphs that will briefly discuss my findings before jumping into the meat of my paper which will discuss in further depth and analyze data that will support my thesis statement.