Thursday, August 29, 2013

Articles for Class 8-29

I'd also like you all to be able to open these articles during class today:

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?

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