The Digital Parent Trap Rhetorical Analysis

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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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