Technology intoxicates the brains of young children and young adults, is what most parents might say when asked about the effect that technology has on the younger generations. In the article, “The Digital Parent Trap” by Eliana Dockterman, she appeals to logos, appeals to ethos, and compares the effects of technology to persuade her audience that early exposure to technology actually can be beneficial. First, Dockterman appeals to logos throughout the passage when arguing her point. In her passage, Dockterman continuously uses statistics as evidence to support her argument. For instance, Dockterman mentions than in an SRI study, the kids playing puzzle games on a device scored 12% more than the kids who did not play the games (paragraph 8).
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A rhetorical device is a strategy that an author or speaker uses words in a certain way to express meaning or to persuade. Authors utilize rhetorical devices to have an effect on their audience. You can use rhetorical devices in your writing to create more interesting or persuasive topics and points. Some rhetorical devices you see on a daily basis is similar, metaphor, irony and sarcasm just to name a few. Two strategies that you may often see but identify while reading is epigram and logos.
In Nicholas Carr’s news article. “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”(2008), he expresses his concerns on how technology is changing the mental abilities of our minds. The author first provides anecdotal evidences by giving relevant quotes from reputable sources, he then introduces notable historical events as examples for his claim, and to conclude he challenges his readers to rethink their views of the internet. His purpose is to inform the reader on the altering effects of using technology. He seems to have a younger, tech savvy audience in mind because they are an easy group of people to connect with, since they are exposed to technology more than others.
In the article, A Qualitative Inquiry into the Contextualized Parental Mediation Practices of Young Children’s Digital Media Use at Home explains as children grow up it has become much easier to access the internet without parents watching. With the daily use of the web, it's become a problem for parents to interact with their children. Some people would rather be browsing throughout the internet then have a conversation face to face. The development of the brain increases throughout our life and every information we put in gets processed into the brain. Throughout the last few decades, the use of technology has increased dramatically, and if children and adults expose themselves to many hours on the internet and don’t exercise brain muscles it can weaken the brains development.
n Nicholas Carr’s book “The Shallows”, he argues that technology is making human beings unintelligent. Through the book, there is an analysis on how the usage of the internet is sacrificing people's ability to read, write, and think. Within the first few chapters including the prologue of “The Shallows”, he’s verifying his dispute that technology is making people idiotic. With the use of the medium “media”, the usage of it changes us, through the exposure of new content.
The article being analysed is "Ditch the screens and let kids be kids," by Sue Wighton, published The Courier-Mail on the 20th of June 2016. In the article, Wighton identifies the topic "Screen Time," and the issue "Should we take electronics away from children. " Her contention throughout the article is to inform people of the effects screens have had on children and the community. Throughout the text Wighton adopts a narky and irritated tone, which further progresses into an aggressive tone and finally into pleading yet sarcastic tone. Attached with the article is a photo of a baby holding a tablet and a businessperson holding a holographic globe, which leads off to several technological devices.
Cass Sunstein explains in his article, “How Facebook Makes Us Dumber”, the tendency of facebook users to seek out information that confirms what they already believe. He explains the “vicious spiral” that occurs when a homogenous community of facebook users share articles that don’t necessarily have any factual truth. The article confirms whatever bias the community holds, and thus strengthening the belief. Readers of these articles don’t feel the need to fact check or seek out any contradictions of the article because they agree with the article’s content, and because every article that is shared within the community features the same opinion, it becomes as if opposition doesn’t even exist. In Leonard Pitt’s “When ears don’t hear, truth is
To create a strong argument, creative techniques must be employed in any piece of writing. Two common techniques are methods of development and rhetorical devices. In Elizabeth Kolbert’s writing of “The Terrible Teens”, she effectively proves her argument with the use of these techniques. Specifically, Kolbert uses examples, appeal to authority, and, inside the latter, metaphors to further support the argument. Using these strategies she successfully proves that neurology can help us understand why teens do unwise things, and that we are unsure what to do about it.
In the article, “Out of the Mouths of Children, Wisdom,” the author, Leonard Pitts claims that adults should appreciate the directness of children and bring an end to war. To build off of this claim, and further his argument, he uses anecdotes, vivid language, and appeal to emotion. Anecdotes allow the reader to personally connect with the audience in a way that is virtually unparalleled. They can be used near anywhere in a piece of writing, but in this case (and in my opinion, the strongest way to use them) it was used as a hook to grab the reader’s attention.
Rhetorical Analysis Draft Three “The Privileges of The Parents” is written by Margaret A. Miller, a Curry School of Education professor at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. This woman was a project director for the Pew-sponsored National Forum on college level learning from 2002-2004. This forum assessed the skills and knowledge of college educated students in five states by a way that allowed the test givers to make state-by-state comparisons. Miller believes that “[a] college education has benefits that ripple down through the generations” and this has enabled her to work and speak on topics such as: college level learning and how to evaluate it, change in higher education, the public responsibilities of higher education, campus
Technology is gradually brainwashing the people living on the planet Earth. Technology can be a prodigious thing, but if not used properly, it can have a gargantuan effect on the human race. Many adolescences spend an abounding time on their smartphones, tablets, televisions, or computers. The book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is warning current day society by displaying the effectiveness of knowledge, the ramification of continual use of technology, and the impact reading has on the human brain.
In the movie “The Network”, a newscaster named Howard Beale has a mental breakdown on live tv and urges for the viewers to address the existential threats that are transpiring before their very eyes and to show some enraged compassion for a life without peril. Howard supports his claim by describing their corrupt world and explaining how expressing their anger will create change. Howard’s purpose is to convince his viewers that life they are currently living is no way to live and to inspire for the satisfactory living. In a furious and blunt tone, Beale uses repetition of words to further exaggerate the horrid events that are occurring, and appeals to pathos to make the audience realize their value and how it’s being undermined.
NO KID HUNGRY PLEDGE No Kid Hungry Pledge To Eradicate childhood Hunger In America Hunger is psychological and physical phenomenon in human system manifested in the form of discomfort or weakness which results from inadequacy or absence of food or appropriate nutrients. A large population around the globe, including the united States of America, experience hunger and the consequences because of shortage or lack of the right type of food. A “No Kid Hungry” TV commercial, launched in 2010 by Share Our Strength food network organization, uses different components of appeal to captivate/persuade viewers to partner with the food banks and other programs to resolve the issues of hunger among children in America. The author of the commercial, Bill Shore, founded the food network organization in 1984 with a $ 2,000 cash advance credit card.
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.
Researchers have found that an overwhelming amount of young people have an online presence. In society today, technology is becoming more and more accessible no matter what age. In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and “Taking Multitasking to Task” by Mark Harris, both authors portray the idea of technology ruling the lives of generations to come. Harris’s opinion on technology taking over is correct because more and more people at younger and younger ages are dependent upon it.
This generation is growing up around new technology and parents who do not have the experience or the skills necessary to deal with those pressures. Raising a child in a new era of discovery is hard and the millennials are being taught without technology; by adding it to the equation without proper training it is going to lead to the misuse of technology. Instead to trying to combat technology entirely, it is rational to incorporate into parenting, so that a millennial can grow up with technology as an option, not an