Is Google Making Us Stupid? In the article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid,” Nicholas Carr observes that people are beginning to have trouble reading for long periods of time. Carr explains that he is beginning to wonder what the internet is doing to our brains and he states that even he does not think the way that he used to. The author explains that he is also having trouble reading because he has begun to lose his concentration while reading long books or articles. Carr says that the internet is the reason behind this, especially for him as a writer.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is about a dystopian society and how in their society books are neglected and burned. How he conveys these emotions or moment in the book by using lines from other books called allusions. Allusions are used to express how people feel in the moment of the book. Authors use allusions because it makes it easier for people to connect to the book and you get the sense of what is happening in the book. Bradbury uses it in Fahrenheit 451 because the book is complex and harder to understand so he uses allusions for the reader to get a better understanding of what is going on and what the situation is.
It interrupts the storyline and causes the reader to lose track of what they have just read. Not only does it distract from the novel but also it takes a narrative and alters it into a nonfictional work. Adding more information causes the reader to become sidetracked and can cause them to lose interest in the ongoing events throughout the novel. Overall, the use of intercalary chapters affects not only the novel but me in a positive way. They have the power to provide the reader with background information on what they will soon be reading.
Journalists only use those proofs which confirm their theory or the subject of their article, rarely does a writer seek out discomforting evidence which points to the contrary. The internet is a fertile ground for confirmation biases. To stay informed, we browse news sites and blogs, forgetting the fact that our favoured pages mirror our existing beliefs and values. Many websites change the information and remove new and divergent opinions from the radar of the
Revealing More to Comment Less People open numerous social media accounts to learn about the different opinions people have and also to share their own. When people decide to join these websites, they give away part of their right to privacy, and make themselves vulnerable to negative opinions. There are many other websites where people might share their opinions too, for example, shopping websites. Many people enjoy commenting online and do it very tactfully and say what they truly believe about a product or share an opinion about something or someone. Others comment online just to hurt, harass and annoy others.
William McEwen Professor Weatheril English 121.4 September 13, 2016 Rhetorical Analysis “Reasons are bullshit”(Roth 41), author Bernard Roth states in his book The Achievement Habit. Chapter two which is based on reasons and the BS behind them gives great detail of what the mind truly thinks, but just doesn't fully interpret. Roth covers this topic with lots of personal beliefs and evidence. Roth touches on all the topics of rhetorical appeals throughout the entire second chapter, in an efficient, but very unusual way. Roth likes to speak directly to the soul and heart of the reader, using real life examples, along with personal evidence.
Jessica Christy Klayton Kendall English 121 7 September 2015 A Better Understanding In the essay ‘Disliking Books” Gerald Graff claims that he has an “advantage teaching literature”. That advantage is attributed to the fact he felt animosity and fear towards books growing up. He didn’t understand what he was to say about these books that never related to him. Or why he was supposed to say these things. Understanding the confusion about these things and knowing that there is more than one way to get to the goal, loving and understanding literature, is the true reason that Graff has an advantage as a literature teacher.
If the interviewee doesn’t, they can simply type the question into one of the multitude of search engines available online, and their question will be answered. One of the most common questions for interviewers asks, in some variety, of the applicant 's ability to multitask. While they typically view multitasking as a bonus on an applicant’s resume, interviewers should beware, as multitasking actually does more harm than good. There have been several studies that show us that our brains are actually “dumbed down” while multitasking. At the University Of London, researchers found that multitaskers suffer IQ reduction comparable to how they would had they missed a night of sleep (Giang).
William Badke assessment of the article by Nicholas Carr “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” has a unique twist. As an associate librarian at Trinity Western University, he feels online search engines like Google or Yahoo restricts profound thought and retrains comprehension. Badke states “we can keyword search right to the best stuff without reading much of the book itself.” (online) He accepts research by Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan called iBrain, which submits the brain, adapts to the surrounding environment. IBrain coins the phrase “digital native” and “digital immigrants (newcomers to the digital world) to compare how the brain operates in each setting. This research is producing a new generation, Net generation or “IBrain generation” causing
Being logical is important to Baron as he professed his purpose that not everyone is capable of writing. Historical figures such as Martin Luther reasoned that “you just read one good book, which you can read over and over-the gift that keeps on giving-not a lot of bad books that will just fill your head with error just to confuse you”(Baron 709). If a book is exceptional, it should make its readers read it over and over again. This is a topic that is endangered when too many books or materials exist. The issue of unimportant logic comes into play when too much is created.