In the article, “The Rise of the New Groupthink,” Susan Cain argues that new groupthink conveys a workplace with group thinking, acquiring underdone work and no individualism. Publication date for this article is January 13th, 2012 and the she targets the audience of workplaces. Cain addresses a tone of open-mindedness in this article with this topic of the new groupthink, while also emphasizing the negatives of the new groupthink. The article adheres to the classical argumentative structure in many paragraphs. For example, the author secures the audience’s attention by opening with a statement saying that individualism is dead.
The purpose of the authors article is to bring to the audience’s attention that teaching children skills such as grit and self-control are hard to come by. Tough is attempting to persuade his targeted audience into comprehending that generally occur within low-income students. He persuades with the following rhetorical terms: logos, tone, exemplification/warrant, and ethos. These terms are the key to his success in writing the persuasive article. Logos plays a part in his article to persuade his audience.
The Perpetual Adolescent In the article The Perpetual Adolescent, Joseph Epstein discusses the development in the youth culture in the United States. Epstein takes the reader into a historical analysis of how the youth culture has developed over the years in the nation. The article provides numerous examples to support the ideas and arguments raised. For example, the idea behind college instructors wearing T-shirts and jeans while going about their official school duties, instead of official attire, is to relate better with the students.
As a reader one has to know what to look for and identify the main idea and understand what the author is trying to argue. Before taking Writing 10 I felt I was a good reader and able to identify the main idea in a prompt, but little did I really know. After going through the research process and trying to identify reliable sources I have essentially cut out the unnecessary information and I go straight to the idea or argument being made by the author. As of before, I would focus on every detail of the writing. Having been assigned readings and having discussions about the readings during class, I soon realized that writing is about an argument being made with supporting evidence.
When it comes to kids, tech advice is changing, and Eliana Dockterman wants you to listen. Dockterman’s general argument in her piece, “The Digital Parent Trap,” is that early exposure to technology can have several benefits. She uses a plethora of facts, quotes, and reasoning to support this claim. Also, her word choice and sentence structure serve to emphasize her argument. Lastly, her organization and content build the credibility of her and her argument.
The novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and the film, WALL-E, directed by Andrew Stanton, are both very similar to considerable dilemmas in the progressing society today. Fahrenheit 451 and WALL-E relate to technology isolating people and limiting face-to-face interaction in life today. They are also similar with the role of dependability on technology and more complex futuristic technology coming into play, potentially making society worse for the average person. Fahrenheit 451 and WALL-E contain oppressive governments with high control that somewhat contradict the present world. If humans stay on this pathway, futuristic stories, such as Fahrenheit 451 and WALL-E, may turn to a reality.
Brief Summary In this selection by author John Taylor Gatto, he explains his experiences while he was a school teacher. He says that he did little actual teaching in his classroom. Instead, he asserts that he spent much of his time teaching the eponymous seven lessons of the title to his students.
(JONES, 2012)Considers the two issues which are classified as either altruistic or self- help. In the case of altruistic there is no direct benefit for an individual, moreover itrequires one to give up or do something which has no direct impact on them. A lot of times, they do not even get to see the results. One example of an altruistic message is organ donation. For self-help, messages are typically trying to change one’s attitude or behaviour in a way that will positively impact the target.
Writing has always come easy to me, or so I thought. Over the course of this semester, I’ve realized that there’s more to writing than just content; in fact, there are many components to writing a good piece, including: transitional statements, expanded vocabulary, textual structure, text type, and integrating outside sources. As a high school student, I tell myself, it doesn’t matter how it’s formatted, you should be more concerned with content, but as a Composition I student, I’ve realized that format and content are entwined. By writing in different genres, Composition I has allowed me to expand on creatively presenting the content in my essays and improve my formatting skills. Furthermore, the different genres that I’ve explored throughout
The rise of technology is effortlessly seen in the 21st century generation. It is widely used not only by the millennials but also the elderly. It has been a need for the people these days and already affects their lives making the technology as the present world. Present world in a sense that it becomes a cycle, a part of everyday life and being able to do everything in just a click in a span of seconds.