For example according to the paper in the 1950s 53 percent of Americans in their 20s read newspaper coverage of national politics, while today only about 30 percent watch any kind of news coverage and 24 percent don’t even care to watch at all. This shows that the argument of a decaying news audience is well supported by studies and statistics. Another big source of information for this essay is Nielsen/ NetRatings. Nielsen is a company that mainly focuses on providing companies such as NBC, CBS, and ABC numbers on many things including the number of viewers at a determined hour, peak times, primetime information and results on new shows. Although there are problems with Nielsen methods, for example they only survey people by phone calls and do not
RWS 200 students will find Goldwasser’s article much less persuasive after understanding how the sources she uses, like Common Core and the NEA, are taken out of context in her whirl-winding assault against educational learning, and supporting the Internet. Many rhetorical strategies are used in Goldwasser’s “What’s the Matter with Kids Today?” to persuade the audience of her credibility. The introduction bombards the reader with statistics of Common Core surveys and other figures to present a sarcastic and mocking account of Goldwasser’s opposition. The teen blogging specialist rebuts that the older generation is afraid (through ignorance) of the power of the Internet. In order to maintain her credibility, the word “we” is used to identify herself as a member of this older group.
In the short story “The Pedestrian”, setting helps define the major theme of society discourages individualism by technology, being sneaky, and having a neglected city. To begin with, technology in the setting helps to show that society discourages individualism. In the short story, the setting is in the future of the year 2053 that is populated by people who are more lifeless than alive and active. Their technology has made them rather weary. No one ever read anymore as the author stated “Magazines and books didn’t sell anymore” (156).
Feedback is important to MSM driving school as they just opened a new website and it is vital they make it useable for all ages. If this is not done they show that they are not caring of their customers opinions meaning they are losing customers. Promotion of website When a new business starts a website they need to promote it so that it becomes noticed by the public. There are two types of promotions, online promotion and
Martin Wattenberg first addresses the average age of people that read newspapers. The amount of young people reading is declining worldwide. Wattenberg continues by discussing the fact that nothing is replacing politics being in newspapers. He claims that watching a news show such as CNN would be like skimming through a newspaper, not thoroughly reading it. News does not give the research that goes into debates and arguments about things being voted on like newspapers do.
Blinder’s essay was thought out and written properly on one point I think was off. Blinder referred to the “No Child Left Behind” as an institution set up to help student get ahead, when that very program nulls the thinking of students. Alan Blinder will need college students to work “on developing a creative workforce that will keep America incubating”(Blinder 12) but within the No Child Left Behind Act students are forced to learn at the same pace as the slowest student in the room, which does nothing for the new innovator of tomorrow who will become bored with school after having to slow there pace of learning. If Alan would have used this act as a part of his reform in the educational system it would have supported his claims of the system that we already have is hurting of future and not insuring that our younger generations will be able to compete in this
Courtney Rosenthal Mrs. Crowe AP Lang- Period 3 25 March 2014 American Ignorance American high schools have changed for the worst since the evolution of the education system; initially, it was about actually receiving an education and gaining knowledge. But in today’s society, American high schools have developed into a flawed system that has adverse effects on its students. There are flaws in the inadequate system such as heavy testing and the teaching of irrelevant information. In order to mend these issues the education system needs to be reshaped and refocused to create a more constructive system. Throughout my personal career in high school, as a current eleventh grader in the public school system, I’ve found the testing
In 2007 The National Collation for the Homeless surveyed 50 cities and found that in all cases the amount of homeless in the city greatly outnumbered the amount of emergency and transitional living homes by as much as 24 percent as compared to 19 percent in 2005. A national survey conducted in 2007 by USA Today estimated that 1.6 million American’s live without shelter on the streets. This year the Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (AHAR) estimated that 3.9 million Americans would experience homelessness in any given year, and of that 3.9 million 20 percent would remain
Once kids start playing more than around 1 hour of video games on a daily basis it starts to become second nature to play video games. Kids start to almost rely on it because whenever kids aren’t doing something they have to do they’re 75% of the time playing video games and that’s no good! When kids are to the point where they rely on or need video games it starts to become all they do and it takes over they’re social life. Kids shouldn’t even play enough where they get to the point where they play all the time, but once you’re addicted it’s hard to stop which is why kids shouldn’t start playing in the first place. If you play
Even though the show only aired once a week, it portrayed a bad image that parents did not want their children to be idolizing. A large number of college students can be found in bars and nightclubs today trying to imitate the cast. This leads to irresponsible drinking and actions. Society today cannot only blame entertainment media for the influence that it has on people. Morals and values are first taught in the home.