Responding to a Persuasive Prompt

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Prompt Many teens and young adults have personal music players, such as MP3s, that allow them to take their favorite music with them wherever they go. Such devices require earbuds, and users can often be seen with at least one earbud firmly in place, listening to music as they go about their daily business. Some critics of these music players, however, argue that users tend to be isolated in the world of their music. Users, these critics say, do not really pay attention to what is going on around them; and they behave rudely when they carry on conversations with others while wearing at least one earbud. Assignment: Do personal music players such as MP3s isolate their users and hamper social interaction? Should such devices be set aside in some situations to promote social interaction and even safety? Plan and write a response in which you state your position and persuade readers to agree with you. Support your opinions with reasons and examples. Type your draft here. For some people it doesn’t tend to distract too much. I mean if your in the middle of the class, they make you put it away. But in a normal situation, a person would only take off their headphones and have the capability to interact with people. Although it does depend of the person and the situation, based on what I’ve experienced throughout my life, I have to agree that it can sometimes hamper social interaction. A lot of people cannot speak to someone and listen to music at the same time, one dominates the other. Some people are so in touch with their mp3 players, that they lose touch with the world around them. This may sound as crazy, but if others don't talk to one another in everyday situations, how will they react when they are forced to work together? As far as i see it, if everyone had an mp3 player and was distracted by it, no one would get along and/or wouldn’t be able to hold

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