This means we can’t take information for granted. We must put all important details on the page because our reader will not be able to read into things if they don’t know us. We must dig into ourselves for the emotions we were feeling in order for our reader to understand us, and this allows us to learn more about
When finding evidence to support my argument, I believe it is very important to be as persuasive as possible, in order to sway the reader to see the positives of your stance. Finding this passion so easily comes as a strength to me as it sets a standard for my writing. My highest disadvantages as a writer is that at times I struggle with wording of my papers, which can lead to repeated words or phrases a lot of times in my paper. Although it is a reoccurring problem, it can easily be helped with the work of editing and the use of a thesaurus. Another disadvantage of mine, which affects me both in writing and in my personal life is that I can be too much of a perfectionist at times.
Each method has it’s own benefits. In work by Dimaggio et al, referring to their study about the internet and the importance it plays on human nature, they said that they “encourage sociologists to synthesis existing research findings in order to further our understanding” (2001, p. 308). This supports Brickell’s method of viewing other
In his article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” Nicholas Carr presents research on how the internet has damagingly modified the way society reads and comprehends transcribed material and what it has concluded to civilization. The internet has numerous sources of information that can be accessed using search engines, which has brought forth a negative paradigm shift in the way society learns, thinks and communicates. Learning is an important part for American society and for future generations. In the past decade, the internet has changed the way everyone learns and how children are educated. Instead of spending hours in a library and looking through different resources and databases for an answer, information can be easily retrieved with just
These types of references build and establish credibility for your research. Otherwise, the paper loses credibility. In cyberspace, there is a plethora of information to be found. However, it is not always reliable or credible. Additionally, using scholarly references provides the proof, through expert testimonies and expert research, that an issue is indeed a credible issue worthy of research, and in this instance, that the issue is a contemporary societal concern, as well as revealing why it is a concern to
Obviously this can’t be done perfectly because you haven’t experienced the culture, but there are several ways to do this. For instance, researching the culture online is extremely helpful, but it is also good to have someone who has experienced the same culture shock that you will be experiencing to debrief you. If we prepare ourselves for what we are about to experience, we will be less likely to assume that we are the norm, and it will help us realize that there is a vast variety of norms to be experienced. If I assume that certain behaviors are normal for you, even though they are not part of my normal behavior, it will be easier for me to change my expectations to the reality I am currently experiencing. Instead of saying, “That is not like me, it must be inferior or wrong,” I can say, “That is not like me and I do not understand it…yet.
Based upon the analysis, Parnas’ article is geared more towards people involved in the field of Artificial Intelligence where Eldridge’s article is geared towards people who are not necessarily knowledgeable about Artificial Intelligence yet are interested to learn more about the topic. Throughout the article, Parnas maintains the skeptical attitude towards Artificial Intelligence, literally ending with “Devices that use heuristics to create the illusion of Intelligence present a risk we should not accept” (Parnas, 6). Eldridge on the other hand, maintains a positive attitude throughout the article despite the shortcomings of AI. Together, both authors provide compelling arguments for and against Artificial
Hearing about this model for the mind for the first time, I found it greatly intriguing and full of great insight into how humans think. However, I also noticed some points in the theory which seemed skewed or contradictory, for which I have selected this theory as the topic of my paper. Throughout this paper I plan to first provide a brief summary of the history of cognition and memory modelling, then identify the flaws I have seen in the two systems model of mental activity, and finally to propose my own theory based
Nicholas Carr is “an American journalist and technology writer” who attended Dartmouth College and Harvard University. Over the past decade, Carr has examined and studied the different impacts that computers have on our life and the “social consequences” of this new technology (Carr 123). In “A Thing Like Me” by Nicholas Carr, the author claims that technology is overpowering and dominating our lives. Carr expands on this idea further by defining it as people using “tools that allow them to extend their abilities” (Carr 124). To help with his argument, Carr uses a historical narrative about the creation of computer software, named ELIZA.
I feel as though I need to work on trusting others more, and following-up with situations. It is very difficult for me to trust people. Although, it could be considered a good/bad thing based on the situation, I want to be able to open-up to others more, and it is something that I am working on. There are also a lot of times where I refuse to ask for help because I think I have the situation under control. When in reality I need some sort of extra help.