The proposal is what the research paper needs to be about. Persuading why minors should receive cosmetic surgery through parental consent. Argue against the risks and include all positive aspects. Include in text citations please.
RESEARCH PROJECT/ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY PROMPT
This essay will use various rhetorical strategies to argue for a specific course of action. It will be at
least 7-8 pages long. Your Research Project will build upon your proposal, annotated bibliography,
and discourse essay. As you write it, parts of your earlier writings may be useful. You may change
your mind about something, and you may change the words on the page. But some of your ideas
and language from earlier writings will likely play an important role in your Research
In the Argumentative Essay, you are expected to go beyond merely stating three or so reasons why
your position is a good idea. In this essay, you are expected to argue so that you thoroughly persuade
your reader to think and act further about the issues at hand. This means that you will need to
thoroughly address any real or possible objections a reader might have to your stance. This project
should include at least eight (8) sources, and you should use APA in-text citations and include a
As we discussed at the start of the quarter, your project MUST engage something about which you
are passionate, something you care about, something you believe is urgent for other to care about as
well. Try to demonstrate this in your essay.
The work you have done up until now has been substantial: imagining a conversation you feel
strongly about entering and contributing to, proposing it, researching, annotating some of your
research sources, more researching, putting much of your research into context (discourse essay),
and more researching. We’ve now discussed several major rhetorical concerns: purpose, audience,
some ideas about invention or how you might craft your research and ideas, some ideas about
arrangement (how you can begin thinking about productive structure), and a good bit about style
(language, tone, sentence and paragraph substance). In addition to engaging the CONTENT of your
project’s focus, you must also heavily engage and strategize about HOW you write everything in this
essay. I imagine this is quite a different challenge than what you’re used to in writing courses.
Please put your all into thoughtfully building your essay. Please do think of yourself as a builder, a
creator, someone who has the purpose and freedom to make a piece of writing that will truly impact
Please complete and submit on D2L a *full draft*, 7-8 pages, double-spaced, incorporating at least
eight sources, with References page, and using APA formatting, by Friday 2/19, 11:59pm CST.
Your revised, “finished” essay will be submitted with the rest of your Course Portfolio on Friday
3/19, during Final Exams week. So, don’t stress about that for now. Focus on writing a strong, full
January 15, 2021
Research Project Proposal
The topic for this research paper is about the positive effects of minors seeking cosmetic surgery through parental consent. The age of consent for cosmetic surgery is 18. A minor is allowed to have cosmetic surgery with parental consent, but there is a lot of controversy around this idea. Examples of a cosmetic surgery include a tummy tuck, a Rhinoplasty, a breast augmentation, a face lift, etc. Some parents consent to a nose job or ear pinning surgery for their children due to bullying or low self esteem. Many people argue that going under the knife for a reason that is not life threatening is unnecessary and puts a person’s life at risk. Other people would rather see their children more confident and happy with the way they look rather than have them wait until they are older. I want to research about the benefits of minors receiving cosmetic surgeries and the reasons why they choose to have it done in the first place. I want to research the studies that were done about the minors who received drastic cosmetic surgeries and what places in the world have the highest rates of underage cosmetic operations. In all parts of the world, there are different beauty standards that are increasing the number of surgeries being performed. Younger generations are now considering changing the way they look in more dramatic ways. My main question is to find out why parents are open to allowing their children to change their physical appearance. Is it worth it for a child to go under the knife to better “fit” the beauty standards of society? Is the younger generation more self conscious? What does having cosmetic surgery at a young age teach them? The main goal is to learn and research the pros and cons for cosmetic surgery. I want to know who the youngest person was to receive cosmetic surgery and what the surgery was. I would like my audience to have a better understanding of why parents go through with signing consent for their underage children to have cosmetic operations. There are also videos about parents explaining some of these reasons. One mother allowed her underage daughter to receive lip fillers. It was simply for the reason of “beautifying” herself. Majority of parents that I have already read about signed consent for their underage kids to receive nose jobs. Many of these reasons were for self esteem boosts and are all related to confidence issues. These confidence issues tend to stem from the media. I believe this topic is urgent for audiences to consider because it is a growing business throughout the country and world. It’s important to bring more awareness to the negative effects of society’s beauty standard. These standards are now affecting younger and younger people. I feel like this is going to be a growing problem as we continue to judge and base beauty solely on looks and physical features. I think it is important to determine whether patients receive surgery to satisfy their own interest or to meet the expectations of someone else. Cosmetic surgeries may reduce psychological burdens in minors undergoing operations. The main focus for this whole research paper is the positive outcomes that this age group experiences thanks to having cosmetic surgeries. Additionally, for all surgeries, an appropriate consent form is required. A surgeon will have to educate both the minor and the parent about the risks, benefits, and the potential complications associated with a procedure. Both parties understand each of these things and what they entail. I want to research about cosmetic treatments that teenage girls and boys have for childhood obesity, such as Striae treatments. These are laser treatments that minimise the appearance of striae that have developed around shoulders, hips, and abdomen after losing a considerable amount of weight. This is just one example of a cosmetic procedure that is non-invasive and has a positive therapeutic outcome. I will focus on both genders in this research as well. I will discuss the importance of maturity in minors for the decision of cosmetic operations.