Does the Internet Make You Dumber?
Does the Internet Make You Smarter?
In groups, please talk across these two articles. In particular:
- What is the main argument of each piece?
- How could you bring these two pieces into conversation with one another?
- They certainly offer different perspectives; are they contradictory?
- What surprised you? What interested you?
- Do you tend to align yourself with one or another? Do you find one more compelling? Why?
- To what extent does each argument resonate with your own lived experience?
- If you have time after the above discussion, spend a bit of time talking about the writing: what approaches did each author use to make and support their arguments? What approaches do you find more or less compelling as a reader?