is google making us stupid?

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Enter into the critical conversation about the effects of the internet on learning, knowledge, memory, concentration, and thinking. To do so, write an argumentative essay, between about 1,000 and 1,500 words, that answers the question posed by Nicholas Carr: Is Google making us stupid? Your essay should make your own position clear, and drawing on your own experiences, your analysis of Carr's argument, our class discussions, and your research into outside sources in order to make an argument that answers Carr's question.

One of your goals in this assignment should be to establish a sense of ethos, or character and credibility. Do so by indicating that you share your audience's values, by showing your own experiences with the internet, and by demonstrating that you have done your homework about the subject matter by looking into what others have said about Carr's claims.

Also, remember this unit's readings and mini-lectures on locating, analyzing, and framing sources. Challenge yourself to use the techniques you read about in order to make the best argument you can.

As always, you may use any of the material from your Writer's Journal or our class discussions as a starting point for this writing assignment.

COVER LETTER: When you submit this assignment, include a brief cover letter (no more than 300 words) that answers the following questions:

  • What is your purpose? What is it you are trying to do or say in this assignment?
  • What are you proud of about this piece of writing?
  • What challenges did you face while completing this assignment?
  • What sorts of feedback do you want from your instructor on this assignment?

Include your cover letter as a comment on your upload -- not as a separate document. Your cover letter will not count for or against your grade, but will help your instructor respond best to your writing.

LENGTH, DESIGN, & FORMATTING: Your assignment should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words (this word count does not include your Works Cited pages). More important than length is quality. Make sure to fully argue your position, using development strategies that help you support, clarify, and extend your argument.

Use MLA guidelines for document design. This includes using 1-inch margins, double-spaced type, a page number in the upper right corner, and a Works Cited page.

Give your work a unique title -- not "Is Google Making Us Stupid?"

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Google is Making Humans Stupid- Outline
Thesis Statement: While there is nothing wrong on relying on instant information to enhance
human capabilities and improve productivity, the issue is that the consequence of this approach
is making people less smart due to the reconfiguration of parts of the brain for lateral thinking.
Also, a situation where the outcome of 2011experiment conducted by Sparrow, Liu and Wegner
revealed that American college students feel less compelled to store and remember vital
information when they know they can get on the Internet has increased the need for a review of
the human utilization rate of the computer.
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Introduction.
Role of the Internet in the Development of Societies

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Adverse Effects of Internet Usage on the Human Thinking Capabilities

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Conclusion.


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Google is Making Humans Stupid
Introduction
“Just Google it” or “ask Google” are the two main types of responses by people aged 18-29 years
when someone requests information about something from them or they need one themselves.
The norm in this Internet age is for this demographics to make this technological innovation the
external hard drive for recalling information rather than utilizing the natural internal one; the
brain. According to the results of various studies including the one conducted by the product
development team at Google Inc. the average number of Internet searches in on the websites has
risen from an estimated 9,000 in the late 1990s to over 4trillion in 2017. While there is nothing
wrong with relying on instant information to enhance human capabilities and improve
productivity, the issue is that the consequence of this approach is making people less smart due
to the reconfiguration of parts of the brain for lateral thinking. Also, a situation where the
outcome of 2011experiment conducted by Sparrow, Liu, and Wegner revealed that American
college students fe...


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