Response To Mary Johnson's Ideas

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Response Guidelines Follow these steps when writing a ‘Response’: 1. Actively read the text: Annotate and highlight important ideas. 2. Write an ‘Introduction’: Introduce the author and the text. 3. Write a short ‘Summary’: Summarize the text by stating the writer’s purpose and the main ideas, only. (Remember, you must also paraphrase when you are summarizing to AVOID PLAGIARISM). 4. Write an ‘Analysis’: Analyze the TECHNIQUES used by the author (‘Language’, ‘Purpose’, ‘Audience’, ‘Mode of Development', etc). By analyzing the writer’s techniques you will be able to answer this basic question: Did the author achieve his/her purpose successfully? Don’t forget to justify your answer by citing evidence from the text. 5. Write a ‘Response’: Respond to the writer’s IDEAS (main idea, first) by evaluating them and pointing out whether or not you agree with any of them. By responding to the writer’s ideas you will…show more content…
I found out I was wrong. It turns out I’m not unusual. Mary Johnson in her article “Cell Phones are Dangerous” argues that as statistics of cell phone use while driving goes up, so do accidents. According to Johnson, we should not use our phones while driving and should educate others not to use them either. Johnson gives statistics showing that talking on a cell phone is as dangerous as driving drunk. Moreover, she points out the increasing number of accidents caused by cell phone use. Her conclusion is that we need to personally decide not to use a cell phone while driving and that we need to educate our friends and family to give up using cell phones while driving too. I agree with Jones that cell phones are dangerous and that we should personally choose to not use one while driving; however, I’d go further than Jones by adding that we need to have laws that prohibit anyone from using cell phones in
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