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Since Invention Computers Have Profoundly Changed Peoples Lives Thesis Outline

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I need help with a Writing question. All explanations and answers will be used to help me learn.

Learning Module #3: Applying writing skills

Please review the rubric for this assignment. (Please See Attachment)

Here are the potential papers and prompts associated with each one. (Please see attachment, I have been working with Information Technology- Turkle, S. “How Computers Change the Way We Think” pp. 721-727)

Remember, you may use a research question you wrote in Week 1 or use the question under your selected reading. (I am providing the writing assignments from week 1 and week 2 for your understanding and better continuity of the work done in the previous two weeks.)


In 500-700 words, create an outline for your major paper. Please use the outline format provided. (see attachment for outline format provided)

Keep in mind that the outline serves as an early draft from which you should more easily segue into the full and final paper assignment. The more specific your outline is, the easier your completion of the final paper will be. At this time, do not quote any source material in your writing. In other words, do not quote for the time being. You will integrate quotes in Week Four. You may integrate in-text citations (i.e. Last Name, YEAR, p. # or para. #) to help yourself think about where sources will best fit.


Please AVOID COPYING AND PASTING any source material as the similitude checker is different yours from the safe assign checker at school.

  • Be sure to use 7th edition APA.
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OUTLINE EXAMPLE #2 Thesis: Active reading should be a primary method of learning because it supports strong communication skills in the workplace, enhances EFL learner’s transition from the native language to the adopted one, and promotes a tangible experience not found in social media engagement. I. II. Introduction A. Research has revealed that reading regularly can incrementally enhance a person’s ability to communicate. B. The introduction of social media in the 21st century has reduced the numbers of young people who regularly read. C. Learners for whom English is a second or foreign language struggle with English but could benefit from reading even beginner texts as a way to enhance their language skills. D. Those who are opposed argue that reading is not what creates communication abilities but the active use of communication. Body A. Reading is beneficial. 1. It supports strong communication skills, which is necessary for anyone seeking employment. 2. “If the broader base of learners would be redirected back to reading as a primary communication lesson, more job seekers would find more viable employment options” (Wilson, 2013, p. 247). B. Reading can provide the necessary tools. 1. English language learners can learn how to transition to and effectively use the English language. 2. “English language learners can benefit more from reading books in the adopted language and by mimicking the sentence structure rather than to follow conversations in English, which generally contains colloquialisms and idioms that cannot be easily translated” (Abrams, 2018, p. 24) C. Reading promotes a tangible experience. 1. This experience is not found in social media because it requires active participation rather than a passive one of flipping through content. 2. Jackson (2018) argues that hands-on learning is best for all learners regardless of learning style and should be adopted as a primary method for instilling language skills no matter the age (p. 348). D. Opponents believe that learners learn more readily in other ways. 1. Readers learn better when they are reading the type of material they most connect with, such as comic books or graphic novels. 2. Weathersby (2016) believes that all learners are better suited to learn if they are engaged by the method that most engages them, and it does not III. matter if that engagement includes methods that are considered elementary and non-sanctioned by established learning experts (p. 24). E. Opponents also stipulate that requiring too much reading is a bad practice. 1. Required reading in elementary schools can actually reverse communication skills in the long term. 2. “What results from over-extended reading requirements is a student who no longer has the ability to enjoy the reading, to gain any appreciation for the communication skills that can be gleaned from the practice, or the long-term ability to critically analyze” (Baker, 2019, p. 529). Conclusion A. In conclusion, it is clear that active reading is better as a primary method of learning. B. The research has revealed that communication skills are important to employers. C. Communication skills through reading can be developed early on and throughout one’s life to the extent that employment becomes easier to obtain. D. Additionally, EFL learners will have an easier time of understanding the various nuances of the English language if they are taught to use the strengths of various literary publications as learning experiences. E. Reading is a tangible experience that promotes engagement not found in social media spheres, and it promotes the retaining of information more readily because it becomes an active experience each time it is engaged. F. Despite the argument established by opponents, the research has revealed that more academic or literary reading can greatly enhance the reader’s experience, increase the ability to critically analyze, and establish strong reading and communication practices well into adulthood. G. Reading can be an enjoyable experience that results in a clear and continual method for expanding and enhancing communication skills. ***Note: The sources listed would have been previously identified in full in the proposal component of the research process. Here are the reading choices. You may write your argumentative research paper based on one of the research questions you submitted during Week 1. You are also welcome to write on the prompt listed below. Remember that your final argumentative research paper must include the assigned reading from the book, two sources from Keiser’s e-Library, and one additional, credible source for a total of four sources being quoted and cited in the paper. o (General Education) Rose, M. “What College Can Mean to the Other America” pp. 194197 Is college access a right? If so, what does that mean? If not, why not? o (Business Related Fields) Gates Jr., H.L. “Delusions of Grandeur” pp. 381-384 How can America best ensure prosperity to people of all backgrounds? o (Health, Sports, Psychology) Bordo, S. “The Globalization of Eating Disorders” pp. 639643 What is the root cause of the prevalence of eating disorders in the United States? How do we know? o (Criminal Justice, Homeland Security) Chua, A. “The Right Road to America?” pp. 335340 Evaluate the immigration system of the United States. Does it work? If not, what is wrong with it? o (Information Technology) Turkle, S. “How Computers Change the Way We Think” pp. 721-727 What role does social media play? What role should it play? o (Nature and the Environment) Diamond, J. “The last Americans: Environmental collapse and the end of civilization” pp. 684-701 What are the greatest barriers to dealing with climate change? Identify what your research says is the greatest. What can be done about it? OUTLINE Learning Outcome 1. Effectively apply the principles of the writing process: discovering, planning, composing, getting feedback, revising, editing, and proofreading 25% 2. Develop and organize purposeful, unified, and coherent documents. 25% 3. Apply higherorder writing skills (such as Accomplished Effectively applies the principles of the writing process: discovering, planning, composing, getting feedback, revising, editing, and proofreading. No errors are present. Superior Effectively applies the principles of the writing process: discovering, planning, composing, getting feedback, revising, editing, and proofreading although minor errors are evident. Intermediate Applies the principles of the writing process: discovering, planning, composing, getting feedback, revising, editing, and proofreading although additional study and application is necessary. Provides a strongly developed and organized document that is purposeful, unified, and coherent. Provides a welldeveloped and organized document that is purposeful, unified, and coherent. May contain minor errors. Provides a developed and organized document that is purposeful, unified, and coherent although additional study and application is necessary. Applies higherorder writing skills (such as Applies higher-order writing skills (such as organization, Applies some higher-order writing skills (such Novice Applies the principles of the writing process: discovering, planning, composing, getting feedback, revising, editing, and proofreading although the work is at a level that would require additional writing assistance to meet basic academic writing skills Provides a somewhat developed and organized document that is purposeful, unified, and coherent but at a level that would require additional writing assistance to meet basic academic writing skills. Applies limited higher-order writing skills (such as Unacceptable Does not apply the principles of the writing process: discovering, planning, composing, getting feedback, revising, editing, and proofreading at an academic level-orthere was no submission. Does not provides a developed and organized document that is purposeful, unified, and coherent-or-there was no submission. Does not apply any higher-order writing skills (such as organization, coherence, and support for arguments) and lower-order skills (such as grammar, spelling, punctuation, and documentation). organization, coherence, and support for arguments) and lower-order skills (such as grammar, spelling, punctuation, and documentation) in a refined and scholarly manner. coherence, and support for arguments) and lower-order skills (such as grammar, spelling, punctuation, and documentation) although minor errors may be present. 20% as organization, coherence, and support for arguments) and lower-order skills (such as grammar, spelling, punctuation, and documentation) although additional study and application is necessary. Word count 15% Assignment contains 600-700 words Assignment Specific Requirements Assignment contains Assignment 500-599 words contains 400-499 words Outline Format 15% Assignment contains proper use of required outline format Assignment mostly uses proper outline format although minor errors exist Assignment meets some outline format requirements but requires more attention to detail. organization, coherence, and support for arguments) and lower-order skills (such as grammar, spelling, punctuation, and documentation) but at a level that would require additional writing assistance to meet basic academic writing skills. organization, coherence, and support for arguments) and lower-order skills (such as grammar, spelling, punctuation, and documentation)-orthere was no submission. Assignment contains Does not meet the less than 399 words requirements or there was no submission Assignment exhibits Does not meet the basic outline requirements or understanding but there was no requires extensive submission revision to meet requirements Running head: PROPOSAL 1 Proposal Name Institutional Affiliation PROPOSAL 2 PROPOSAL SELECTED READING Turkle, S. (2014). How computers change the way we think. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 50(21), B26. SELECTED PROMPT How do computers and technology, in general, affect our emotional and physical personalities? ABSTRACT Sherry Turkle tackles the difficulties of what technology means to us. In her essay, she goes over multiple encounters and different situations dealing with technology that effected how she thought about them. Sherry Turkle highlighted an event where “At a lunch for new faculty members, several senior professors in engineering complained that the transition from slide rulers to calculators had affected their students’ ability to deal with issues of scale. When students used slide rules, they had to insert decimal points themselves. The professors insisted that that required students to maintain a mental sense of scale.” (Turkle, 2014, p.722) In this passage from her article, she shows her distaste for the effect it had on certain college students who couldn’t transition from easy decimals to calculators. Sherry Turkle also compares the comfortable way we all feel when providing personal information online with no barrier. The human will to be free is expounded. She also reveals how the computer and its accessories have brought comfort to human life by simplifying most operations. Young people are being influenced to start thinking and behaving in a certain manner through the computer a trait which if absorbed will stick up to adult life. PROPOSAL 3 THESIS STATEMENT Computers have become part of humanity because they are being used in almost all sectors that touch humanity, nobody can claim to have the monopoly of the computer knowledge as everybody uses it in one way or the other, and they influence the human way of life and doing things. SOURCES Turkle, S. (2014). How computers change the way we think. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 50(21), B26 (Response 1). From the source, the author agrees that computers have transformed the people’s way of life since they were incepted. She reveals how computers have taken over on people’s lives, unlike other machines which might not do it even in the future. The current world is computerized fully. Most of the things are electronic and hence everything that people interact with is either digitized or it’s a machine. Hence, it has influenced the way people think and also how they interact with one another. Computers have proved to be fast and accurate and thus lots of people opt to stay indoors and interact with them at the expense of other people. The author aspires to show how people’s thinking has been taken over by computers. She reveals how the current human generation is influenced right from a young age to use computers and its applications. The main idea she wants to put across is that humans will lose their social interaction as they dedicate much of their time to computers and machines. Turkle, S. (2014). How computers change the way we think. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 50(21), B26 (Response 2). PROPOSAL 4 This reading is one of the reviews on the author’s views. It is in agreement with it and goes ahead to explain an observation on how computers have taken over society not only mechanically but also on other digitization platforms. The young people are the most affected of all (Turkle 2014). The young generation has amassed a lot of computer literacy thus using substantial moments with them but can’t effectively converse with their peers. Communication and socializing among the young generation have become a problem and are expected to escalate in the future when they will be expected to address huge crowds eloquently for they may not know where to start or how to do it. Questions crop upon which dimension the future will take. How will professions like medicine and education that require sufficient interaction be in the hands of the young generation we have today? Communication breakdown will eventually affect service delivery. The solid observation is that human interactions and thinking are being slowly but being influenced by computers and their peripherals. Turkle, S. (2014). How computers change the way we think. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 50(21), B26 (Response 3). In this source, the author primarily focuses on the “cause and effect” as a rhetoric strategy. On how the computers have affected the society, she goes ahead to make a description of the problems and then explains the effects in that the issues explained are the causes while their aftermath is the effect. To explain the cause of the issue, the author reveals how young people are introduced to computers right from elementary school. They are introduced to use e-mail, computer simulations, word processing, PowerPoint software, and virtual communities. Hence in the process, the children are learning new methods on how to know and understand (p.723). Here the author has brought out the effects of early introduction of computers to children thus shaping their way of PROPOSAL 5 understanding and thinking right from a young age and thus a direct effect on their general interpretation of life matters. Hence, it is evident that computers have influenced how people think and handle life issues. People have to be on the look-out so that the effects do not end up negatively affecting their lives. Running Head: HOW COMPUTERS CHANGE THE WAY WE THINK How Computers Change the Way We Think Student Institution 1 HOW COMPUTERS CHANGE THE WAY WE THINK 2 1. The author`s main point is how computers have changed people`s lives since their invention. The author explains how computers have taken over people`s lives. Machines are yet to continue doing so even in the future to come. Most of the things in the current world have been computerized. The fact that many things have been electronic means that nearly all the things that people interact with are digitized or are machines. Therefore, this has affected how people think as well as how people interact with others. Computers tend to be fast in responding and tend to be accurate and make work easier. Therefore, it has become a problem that many people would rather stay at home and be on their machines than step out and have to interact with other people. Many people would rather stay at home because they find it easier to associate themselves with computers than associate themselves with other people. The author wishes for people to see how computers have taken over people`s thinking. The author has indicated how, in the current generation, from a young age, children are being taught how to use computers from using Microsoft word to other platforms found on the computer. The idea is that if society is not careful, machines may end up taking over how people think and resulting in people not knowing how to interact with the rest. 2. I agree with the author`s point of view. I have witnessed how computers have taken over society and not just machines but other forms of digitization. People, and especially the young generation, have been affected by these mostly (Turkle 2014). The young age knows how to interact with their computers and laptops but do not know how to have a substantial conversation among themselves. Most of the people who form the young generation today have issues when it comes to communication or even socializing. They end up having problems in their future life HOW COMPUTERS CHANGE THE WAY WE THINK 3 when they have to address huge crowds since they do not know where to start from or even how to address the people eloquently. As I read the article, some questions came to my mind. Questions on issues such as how will the future be like? This consideration is in terms of how will the professional world be like? This consideration is in line with some careers such as medicine or education. These, among many others, require the individuals to interact with the people they are serving, and human interaction and thinking are slowly but surely being affected by the computers and digital forms. 3. The author has focused on “cause and effect” as his primary rhetorical strategy. The issue of how computers have affected society requires more of a description since it requires the author to clearly describe the problem and explain its effects whereby the issue explained is the cause, and its aftermath is the effect. The author states, “Today, in elementary school, students use email, word processing, computer simulations, virtual communities, and PowerPoint software.” In this instance, he is trying to explain the cause of the issue as being the fact that from an early age, children are introduced to computers. The author then states, “In the process, they are learning new ways to think about what it means to know and understand” (p. 723). Here, the author is trying to bring out the effect of the early introduction of computers to the children. From a young age, it gets to shape how the children think and understand issues and hence affecting their general interpretation of matters in life. Therefore, it is evident that computers have changed how people think and handle problems in life. In as much as the effects cannot be termed as being good or bad, people need to be on the look-out such that the results do not end up being negative on their lives. HOW COMPUTERS CHANGE THE WAY WE THINK 4 Reference Turkle, S. (2014). How computers change the way we think. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 50(21), B26. ...
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Thesis: Since their invention, computers have profoundly changed people`s lives. Today,
computers are used in almost every aspect of human life, from education, communication,
entertainment to business. Computers have affected the people’s way of thinking and it is
expected to deepen in the coming years.
I.

Introduction
A. Computers have significantly impacted human beings in many aspects. People are
creations of their own thinking, but computers have transformed their
thoughts and affected how they behave.
B. The contemporary society lives in a world of technology, and this causes them to
have a different way of thinking and doing things than the people who lived in the
distant past.
C. Although machines have helped the world to achieve wonderful things, they have
also adversely influenced our daily lives.
D. They i...

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