Throughout his article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” he feels that “the deep reading that used to come naturally has become a struggle” due to the rise of the internet (1). Carr assumes that the Internet has debilitated human’s critical thinking. His attempts through logos can be seen throughout the article as he provides many excerpts from books to prove there are people that share similar experiences as he. However, not only is Carr wrong but he misreads his evidence. Rather than supporting his own argument, the information he provides to the audience focuses more on how distractions have led to a decline in critical thinking.
She could comprehend how that all teachers are the same. She had her students write down their personal education experience. Some of them were angry because they were passed with our being able to read or write, and the others because they did good in the class and was not a bad student. “I know one example doesn’t make a case, but at night I see a parade of students who are angry and resentful for having been passed along until they could no longer even pretend to keep up” (2).” Passing students who have not mastered the work cheats them and the employers who expect graduates to have basic skills” (2). Just because they are in their senior year teachers should see if that person is capable to read spell or write.
These boundaries serve people well offline, and they can perform their function online, too.Typically, posts are short and only consist of a few sentences. I knew that my audience was made up of my friends so I could be as informal as I wanted. It would be strange of me to be very formal and people would think I got hacked if that happened. I know my friends and when using this I can communicate good with them best by being myself and that includes a certain level of informality. It might not be obvious to everyone, but it is true the more that posts are tailored to specific circles in a social world, the less risk there is that they will cause offense or embarrassment.
Life or Communication Some people believe that technology today is what is ruining people’s lives. They have so much nature and life around them and yet they do not look around. Most news heard from anywhere can be proven pointless, but communication is also a great source of learning about anything and everything. In these cases, the idea of living without pointless news, and the idea of actually gaining knowledge from any of it can co-exist but also is highly considered the opposite from Henry Thoreau’s views in his book Walden, to Heitman’s essay “If Thoreau Were to Move to Walden Today, Would He Bring the Internet? Maybe”.
She expresses how adolescence is being fostered to use technology as a shortcut in communicating with others as well as in their academics. She explains how easy access to technology has its disadvantage and will have its advantages once we learn how to use it properly. Technology makes it easier to communicate with others around the world, easy to research and perform academically, and enables us to do multiple things at once. She expresses her opinion having things easier is not always a good thing. She gives examples of how being able to text instead of engaging in a conversation with another person eliminates relationship values, simplifying academically, by using PowerPoints, eliminates characteristics of critical thinking, and being able to multitask is away to lack attention to
It has helped with communication, so you can feel safe. Also, with the internet, which allows us to learn easier and faster. Technology doesn’t always mean video games and netflix, it can mean calling for help or learning about diseases. Many people in the past generations think of technology as bad, but it has actually helped the current generation succeed in many
Technology can be useful for many things like making information more accessible or communication. However, there are many disadvantages to technology. The article “Facebook Makes Us Sadder And Less Satisfied, Study Finds”, written by Elise Hu, is about how social media has a way of putting people down and upsetting them. In the article “No, Kids CAN’T study while they’re texting: Research finds teenagers struggle with multitasking”, written by Jenny Awford, talks about how teens have difficulty multitasking when technology is present. The article “Colleges grapple with cheating in the digital age”, by Carla Rivera, is about how college students use technology to cheat on their assignments.
I remember writing that I wanted to get better on my writing skills and that I wanted to improve in my over all grades. As the school year progressed I remember felling stress on how much work she would hang out. Many of my friends dropped her class due to the poor grades they would have. I was feeling lost I was used to having a lot of free time and that was all gone. She expected us to read three chapters each week with about twenty-page notes for each chapter.
Much of today’s censorship occurs in the name of Political Correctness. Many people today do not like the opinions of those who disagree with them and so seek to create a safe-space. An echo chamber of similar thoughts and ideas. What started out as a way to make the internet a safer place and protect people from harassment has devolved into silencing critics regardless of how legitimate their points are. This is a dangerous precedent.
Randy Cohen examines this question in his article, “When Texting is Wrong.” In Cohen’s article, he explains the downside and inappropriate times for texting and the effects from it. According to Cohen’s article, texting is not only becoming mentally harmful to younger age groups, but is also damaging to our communication culture.
Pathos or emotion, when he is trying to get his audience to realize that with all the shortcuts that can so easily be taken with online education America will eventually become ignorant in the long run if it continues. By expressing this Spring is trying to scare people into changing their ways for the better future. For ethos or appealing to the ethics of people, he uses the example of cheating as a moral. This is a rule of society that many people break, none of which would ever willingly admit to it but everyone knows it is wrong. Spring points out how cheating is so effortless with online learning and how the temptation is always there.
" Is Google Making Us Stupid" By Nicholas Carr refers to the ways technology is negatively affecting our brain function. Carr starts his argument talking about how the internet is a resource we can use for almost anything. As a result, we are becoming more and more dependent on it for simple everyday tasks. Carr states that technology is a distraction and just a "shortcut". According to the article, technology is becoming more important than people.
Not So Fast” Andrea Lunsford researched students’ writing for 30-plus years to see what effect new technology has on how students learn. Lunsford discovered that students are actually improving their own writing skills with the help of mass media. Not only does it allow students more access to educational resources and information, but it also encourages students to do more creative thinking and writing outside of class which Lunsford refers to in her article as “life writing.” In her research she recalls the account of a student who sent a friend a text message which was completely informal and would be considered unprofessional by most piers. However, the same student also sent a very formal and professional report to her faculty adviser later on. The reason Lunsford includes this account of events is because it proves that while mass media might seem like its dumbing down the younger generation it is actually teaching them different kinds of writing and when to use different contexts.
Have you ever started to write an essay with at least 5 different tabs open unrelated to the subject matter? Nicolas Carr argues in his article “Is Google Making Us Stupid” that the internet is changing our way of thinking for the worst. In many ways this statement is point of view is purely untrue. For starters,, it makes easy communication across the world simpler. Second, the internet makes access to important info that we would have never known much easier.