Amy Goldwasser claims reading and writing online to be aesthetically and intellectually equivalent to the more traditional methods, in her persuasive essay, “What’s the matter with kids today?”. She is absolutely correct. Reading and writing online volutarily shows the same quantity as previous nonelectronic modes, uses the same thought process and problem solving, and reveals a less of importance for knowledge of fun facts in order to concentrate on analyzation. When compared to generations prior, this next generation is more inclined to write about themselves without pressure from others. They share key moments of their lives and display them over social media.
Family, friends, and possessions pressure individuals through the imposition of values that contribute to identity; we are told that we obtain our qualities simply by inheritance and association. The environment one chooses to surround themselves reflects similar learned behaviors and thought processes. Deviating from the norm is often contemptible, but natural, according to author Jon Krakauer. Realizing that he did not want to become a carbon copy of his parents and environment, Christopher McCandless wandered the American West for two years, as a nomad, to reject society as he knows it―his family, friends, and possessions. He burns his money, abandons his car, and cuts all ties with his family on an identity crisis that would lead to his death in the inhospitable Alaskan tundra. These actions, taken alone, allows critics to characterize him as bizarre, irrational, and even suicidal. Furthermore, this characterization dissociates him from his own humanity, as the consensus was that McCandless must have been out of his right mind. To combat this impression, Jon Krakauer wrote Into the Wild to humanize McCandless in order to justify McCandless’s choices in spite of the fact that they lead to his death.
Kathryn Stockett, the author of The Help uses imagery to help the reader better comprehend the meaning of the passage. As the reader reads along in the passage reading about little Miss Skeeter, “Munching on peanuts, sorting through the pieces spread out on the table, a storm [raging] outside (Stockett 77). Through this imagery that the author provides the reader is instantly transformed into the world of little Miss Skeeter as she is sitting down by Constantine on a dark stormy night doing a puzzle. The reader can hear the crunch of the peanuts and smell the rain coming from outside as they read the passage. Stockett also uses diction to contribute to the imagery of the passage. Words like “ebony” and “frizzy” give life to the characters
In between the middle of his essay, another tool that he utilizes extensively is repetition. In paragraph 16 through 25, shows the clearest form of repetition in which he uses in his essay. In each of these paragraphs either the first word or the first sentences contains the word “illiterate.” His repetition of the word “illiteracy” is used to create almost like it is a chronic disability. That these people are no longer in control of their life or actions and are helpless to change their path. What Kozol, instead of focusing how to help illiterate people to solve this problem, wants them to be portrayed as victims of society and people who are liberate. So what he does is he focusing on the problems created for them due to their “illiterate
The layout shows the reader the development of literacy theories from Early Theories and Models Applicable to Reading through the 21st century. It was interesting to see some of the theories overlapping each other and some of the theories were developed upon by other scholars. For example, the Schema Theory was developed further by Louise Rosenblatt’s Transactional Theory. Background of Authors
He is extremely focused on the online reading’s distraction that most affects people’s mind. Findings: Furthermore, in this memorandum I will analyze whether the author used biased view, and
Everyone knows that reading is important, but have you ever asked yourself why is that so? Reading is one of the most beneficial and practical activities that a human being can do. Unfortunately it is a disappointment that people these days read less. As we know, books were the main source of entertainment centuries ago, but with the widespread of technological advances such as the cinema, television, internet, among others, many people left their books on the bookshelf. The purpose of this speech is to present the benefits and the importance of reading.
Multimodal Rhetoric is the use of design elements, such as images and charts, to enhance the argument through visuals. My use of multimodal elements was to aid in the persuasion of the current problem. I did not rely on the design elements of the report to make my arguments. I was confident early on that I would use multimodal elements as an enhancer, rather than a crutch. I chose the use of comics because I feel they are an efficient use of pathos and logos. For my multimodal project I opted for a website. I feel a website is a medium that is excellent for bringing in various types of audiences. In the wake of new technology, mobile websites are quickly becoming a standard. My website is viewable on both a computer and a mobile
The United States is made up of some of the most diverse and interesting cultures in the world. Jamila Lyiscott proves this by showing her different dialects and how they are all equally important. Lyiscott believes that the way she speaks towards her parents, towards her friends, and towards her colleagues are all one in the same.
The authors’ emphasis on “on average” is very effective at showing how their point makes sense and why it should be taken into consideration. I found the way that the authors focused on the minority more than the majority was skillfully effective at showing how some career paths do not require a college education and that the return in investment would not be worth the cost. Throughout their argument I found the writers to mostly use Logos and Ethos in their writing. The Logos is evident by the way they use statistics and the Ethos by how they state telling someone the only way to be successful is to go to college is a disservice. This is effective at making the reader think about how this should affect the decision of going to college and whether they should push someone to go to
During the 1980s, space exploration was a popular topic to watch, listen to, and learn about in American life. NASA had already sent a lot of missions to space, all reaching new milestones and increasing interest in space exploration. The Challenger, however, had a different mission than the rest. It was going to carry the first teacher, Christa McAuliffe, into space where she would teach two lessons. There were six other men and women on board the Challenger. At this time, space exploration was at its peak and all of America was following the space program. Throughout the day, most of the televisions in the nation were tuned to the Challenger launch. One minute and twelve seconds into the launch, the space shuttle exploded. Such a traumatic
From the listening, the professor explains that emotional appeals are to manipulate or control our emotion. And he also says that advertisers use different techniques to persuade us to buy. In the reading, there are two examples about the emotional appeals. The one is Jacko, who is one of the most famous Australian football players. He yelled at audience to buy products. This Jacko’s angry campaign worked out in Australia very well. However, it didn’t be successful leading American people to buy products. It can be said that we need new ways to sell products in different countries or cultures. In fact, in the U.S., Energizer bunny’s funny campaign had sold far more than Jacko’s angry campaign. According to the lecture, funny is more
Those who were responsible for crafting essa ESSA sought to shift the focus from federal accountability and oversight to more local and state-based control; under President Obama’s waiver program, CCSSI and RTT initiatives, the direction of education policy was one on increased federal control over education. An oft-quoted Wall Street Journal editorial claimed that ESSA would represented, “the largest devolution of federal control to the states in a quarter-century.” Chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee John Kline further billed ESSA as a rejection of the “Washington-knows-best approach to education” and touted ESSA as “the kind of responsible education reforms the American people want and deserve.”
In her essay, “I Had a Nice Time with you Tonight, on the app,” Jenna Wortham believes that social media apps are a helpful way to connect. Wortham swears by apps and is grateful that she can communicate with her boyfriend who is three thousand miles away. Yet some may challenge the view that Social Media apps are a reliable and effective method of communicating, Sherry Turkle stresses people are substituting online communication for face-to-face interaction. Although Turkle may only seem of concern to only a small group of people, it should in fact concern anyone who cares about the negative effects social media can have on people. In her eyes, nothing can replace person-to-person communication. Turkle herself writes that people who spend
“Online Learning: The Ruin of Education” was written on March 22, 2012 by Alexander Spring a sophomore student at Tufts University at the time. He wrote the article for the Huffington Post Teen. Spring is a cognitive and brain science major with a minor in economics. He also is a pre-med student, and writes for the Tufts Daily and Huffington Post rather regularly.