Assignment:For your exam paper, you are going to write a discussion-led essay entitled:
“Happiness is Created, not Found”.
Considering the TEDx video, discuss the major components that help create happiness. Can the brain be trained to be biased to happiness? Is happiness a skill?(Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DtcSCFwDdw) for orientation.Keep in mind that the paper should be an essay discussing different arguments and/or counterarguments related to the topic.This is a research paper; therefore, you should find at least three credible research articles that provide evidence to support your arguments. Give priority to academic books and journal articles for the sake of credibility.Some resources to orientate your research:➢ Google scholar➢ Research gate➢ EBSCO http://web.b.ebscohost.com/ehost/search/advanced?vid=0&sid=b75d1c11-328e-4eb0-82ee-ca33d8ed3166%40sessionmgr103Critical reading: before you start writing, go through relevant sources to the selected topic and read critically.Ask yourself questions such as: what, why, how, for a deep analysis of the paper.Take notes while reading (especially the references) so you know who wrote what.Writing tasks and goals: the purpose of this paper is to show that you are comfortable with the factors involved in writing a discursive essay: topic sentence, thesis statement, arguments, structure, referencing, vocabulary, the mechanics of punctuation, grammar, and spelling. You should show that you can develop and sustain arguments through the sections of the paper from introduction to conclusion with the idea that you have an impact on the reader’s opinion about the topic. Use brainstorming or mind-mapping to produce relevant ideas and arguments.Type 2 Examination
Structure of the essay (5 paragraphs at least): title page, table of contents, introduction, main body (split into 3+ paragraphs), conclusion and reference list.Evaluative criteria: the essay should show a thorough discussion of controversial viewpoints relevant to the topic. However, the essay should show clear consideration of the sources and the integration of paraphrasing and quotes in your essay. Do not overload your essay with quotations.Other details: the essay should be written in an impersonal style. Use between 750-1000 words excluding title page, contents, and reference list, using in Times New Roman, 12-point font, 1.5 spaced. Your paper should be referenced as per the Harvard style https://library.aru.ac.uk/referencing/harvard.htm (at least three diverse sources), referencing an engaging title, page numbers, one-inch margins.