How to make it flow, so that the readers are able to understand what you are trying to get across. How to list my pros and cons and be able to write in the third person. It was all very helpful. 4) Skills: As a result of writing this evaluation, how have you become a more critical thinker, reader, and writer? What skills do you hope to develop further in your next writing project?
According to one article in Science magazine, we're not necessarily losing our ability to remember things. Rather, the internet is changing how we remember things. Certain types of memory are improving as well, when the brain reroutes how we recall information, it develops different types of memory capabilities. Also, multitasking sometimes makes your memory worse as well. In other words, as we get older, we have a harder time with distractions online with the Internet, Facebook, and such.
Running head: Self Assessment/Reflective Memo Strayer University Gordon McQuaige English 115 Dr. Brandy T. Wilson February 20, 2011 Pre-Writing/ Invention Process I used the brainstorming / listing invention process. I did find this strategy effective but it was hard to focus on one individual subject that I could inform my audience with. I guess my main problem was to focus on one particular subject because I had many thoughts going thru my head. I learned that I should try more prewriting strategies to find the one that will give me what it is that I need instead of staying focused on the one that is not working well for me.
They can choose to engage in deep thinking activities. Too much of anything is not good for any one, and this also applies to internet usage. Scholars say that the price of technology is alienation and that this indicates that the more distracted an individual becomes, the less able they are to experience human emotions such as empathy and compassion. It is still too early to tell what the results of the future effects of the internet, but as Carr states, “An intellectual technology exerts its influence by shifting the emphasis of our thought. As the brain adapts to the new medium, the most profound changes will take place over several generations’
Whenever I write by hand I have to think a lot harder about how to spell certain words. I notice that my friends also do the same thing and we have to ask each other how words are spelt or if sentences make sense. We have become sort of dependent on word processing. Because of technology my writing has gotten more informal and it's easier to write in a personal or informal tone. Because I use technology so much to communicate to friends and family it is
His primary arguments seemed to be examples of his own difficulties. He states “Immersing myself in a book or a lengthy article used to be easy…That’s rarely the case anymore.” He continues to write of how his mind starts to wander after a few pages, and he looks for something else to do; reading has become a struggle. Carr says the culprit is the Internet itself, basing his accusation on how in today’s society we can obtain information after just a few minutes on the Net. The media today has started to give us information in as limited amount of words they can allow, so we as users can skim the information we desire then move onto the next sliver of info. He believes our minds have been altered to expect all information the way the Net hands it out: “in a swiftly stream of moving particles,” as he put it.
We will explore these more in-depth throughout this essay and will also focus on the writing process in regard to how these parts interact with each other during that process. Rhetorical Situations Defined To understand the concept of rhetorical situation there are a few definitions that we should discuss first. Grant-Davie (2011) defines rhetorical situation as "an activity, an event, or situation when it is shaped by language or communication that tries to get people to do something" (p. 101) or simply the circumstances in which communication occurs. Rhetoric is using language effectively to persuade, inform, educate, or entertain. The language or communication that denotes a rhetorical situation is called discourse.
Nowdays, people started to forget that the internet and new media technologies intersperse our notice but the book helps to keep our attention. So people need to read a books in order to improve their attention. In the article “ Does the Internet Make you Dumber or Smarter?, “ Nicholas Carr asks question that does the internet make people dumber or smarter?. I think a lot of people want to know the answers too. Carr thinks that the net makes people dumper because he proved the net makes people scattered and superficial thinkers.
Most people find reading books easier so don’t some people like me because I prefer researching on the internet to searching for stuff in the library. Some people will support Carr by saying that the internet really makes us dumber but I’m on the opposite side because I defiantly think it makes as smarter especially with this technology that keeps improving as years come. All these things we have today and are able to access to will not be available without the internet because people or researchers wouldn’t have been able to get accurate information about what they were looking
It has been a misconception that reading a text book is the best way to learn a subject. Sure lots of knowledge can be gained by reading a text book but sometimes experimenting and implementing your own thoughts can speed up the learning process. “Einstein believed that even though you should be literate and educate yourself, you should still take time to experiment and have independent thought. He felt that only learning by what was in a book would lead to not having any new thoughts or ideas” (qtd. in WikiAnswers.com) I am a computer science major and have to deal with logical statements a lot.