They might instead skip around, scanning for pertinent information of interest… I can’t get my students to read whole books anymore…” (318). Students are not focusing on reading a book from beginning to end. Instead, students tend to skim through and miss the important information which is a negative impact on them. Carr agrees that using the Web so often is having a negative effect on him because he is having a harder time focusing and reading articles which are more than a few sentences. He points out, “When I mentions my troubles with reading to friends, many say they’re suffering from similar afflictions.
Although technology is slowly becoming more predominant in this era and we should not rely on it to always entertain and keep us occupied. I think paper books are better than e-books because you can truly own a book. As a popular author says, ‘Full ownership comes only when you have made [the book] a part of yourself, and the best way to make yourself a part of it is by writing in it.’ When owning an e-book it is more like owning ‘insurance’ than owning a camera. In one case ownership of books is physical and irrevocable but e-books are not. It also lets you know how old and how well enjoyed a book was.
Otherwise, it seems as if someone else’ thoughts are being pushed onto them. Authors claim that the pretty descriptions and illustrations are designed to make the books more exciting for students. On the contrary, the books are just as boring—they are just longer with pretty pictures. These authors unwittingly make it difficult for students—including myself--to form their own opinions. The books are not just biased; they change so often that it is difficult for students to learn.
In other words, as we get older, we have a harder time with distractions online with the Internet, Facebook, and such. Finally, some people say that using Google will make a person stupid, which is true for some, but others like me, actually use it for research and to learn as well. Experienced Internet users actually showed increased brain activity, with more advanced decision-making skills and complex reasoning. In simple terms, the inexperienced Internet users lagged behind. This is either a win or lose for using Google, it help some, but also fails others.
Some people use their smart phones to jot down items in their notes while others lean towards the old tried and true method of pen and paper. Whatever method you use, it's best to write down the items you need as soon as you realize you need them. Having a list in hand when you enter the store allows you to make less impulsive purchases and helps you to stay on track. The probability of coming out of the store with something that wasn't on your list is pretty high because we all are guilty of picking something up that we don't need but we get it anyway. A list won't stop you from doing this but it will certainly limit it and set you in the right direction.
Obviously there are so many more electronics things in the world right now like the laptop I am typing this summary on, and the cell phone that I just used, and the ipod that I listened to earlier yesterday. McLuhan’s most famous saying was “the medium is the message” and he used that phrase to summarize his view of human history. He liked that slogan because it could mean a number of different things to a number of different a number of different times. McLuhan did not like electronics in education. He believed that it hindered students abilities to perform well in the classroom, he argued that traditional education systems thrive on print technology.
Comic books captivate readers and get the message across a lot easier than regular books do. I would rather read a graphic novel any day, which, in my opinion, made my experience reading this much more enjoyable. I completely understand why some people wouldn’t like this, and I’m sure there are a few in my class. Following a comic book with all the different pictures, dialogue and thought bubbles, and narration can be difficult and confusing, but certain stories benefit immensely from it, such as this one. Without pictures being incorporated, the only way a reader would get the humor from certain homeowners in the essay smoking while complaining about germs and smells in there houses would be to explain it in a boring, detailed paragraph.
Karla Carreno Paper 3 Dr. Wegener October 26th, 2011 Learning Through Literature Literature does a lot more to readers than people think. It makes us question everything around us, or makes us think about a certain aspect of life that we have never thought about.Karla Carreno2011-11-17T18:09:38Can't support this because it assumes “we” learns/reads for fun. Nothing is universal or whatevs If you delve deep enough into a work of literature, you can learn a lot more than if you just read it for fun. If you analyze what you read you learn more than you possibly thought you could learn. Literature can teach readers about other people as well, especially people of other ethnicities and cultures.
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
I always read this type of books when I feel depressed and tension. Usually I read these books after I have finished reading my boring, complicated, and educational books. Through this kind of reading, I am able to smile again and forget everything that makes me miserable and stress. This kind of books assists my mind psychologically. Unlike educational books, these books do not content any bizarre words at all.