Is Google Making USupid

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Many Americans assume that technology in the classroom is purely a distracting device that can possibly socially disconnect students or encourage academic fraudulence on tests or assignments. While many others see it as a way to enhance education and make learning more fun and effective. We live in a digital world, technology surrounds us in every aspect of our lives. No matter how strongly some people may dislike the premise of the internet and texting in schools, these services are here to stay. Using these technologies in the classroom can prepare students for a future deeply rooted in technology. However, by over-using technological services, such as Google and text messaging, we create poor communication habits that can inhibit our writing…show more content…
It was written by a man named Nicholas Carr and it attempts to prove to the reader that our access to search engines, such as Google, are making us lazy in looking for answers. This has lead to people trying to find the fastest way to do things or find the “shortcut” in a problem. By looking for the quickest, most efficient solution, the article insinuates that we are becoming “stupid” by using search engines because the process of searching for an answer helps to stimulate intelligence. The overall argument being debated is whether Google is making us dumber because of the fact that it gives us so much information at our disposal, it makes reading multiple textbooks to find the same answer that we could “Google” in ten seconds irrelevant. In short, the article argues the theory that; if we are not improving our minds and stimulating our intelligence by researching for solutions, we are becoming dumber by having a search engine do it for…show more content…
Texting and its effects on complicated-formal writings compared to the theory that Google, along with all other search engines, is making those that use them stupid. While both articles discuss the pros and cons of two well respected technological services, the services themselves are polar opposites and the ideals regarding the effects of both services vary as well. “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” argues that overuse of search engines, can lead to the permanent inability to process long articles and retain large amounts of information from essays/ long papers. While “Does Texting Affect Writing” makes the case that, while texting can potentially have an impact on our formal writing skills, the errors found in papers are typically caused by force-of-habit because of the poor instincts we develop due to the use of abbreviations, poor punctuation and spelling errors in our texting. However, these habits can be broken and fixed with grammar practice and time and are not permanent like the effects caused by Google are told to
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