Smarter Than You Think Analysis

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Technology is something we use every day, we use it to research we use it to communicate with people. Though some people can be skeptical and on the fence with technology, they want to know if it helps us or hurts us. They want to know if we can do anything on our own without the help of technology. Even though that people feel like that Michaela Cullington author of “Does Texting Affect Writing?” looks at both sides of the argument surrounding technology effect on writing and ultimately shows how it doesn’t affect writing. Likewise, Clive Thompson author of “Smarter Than You Think” also has a stand point on how technology and shows it helps us not harm us in the way people think. After reading Cullington’s article it provides example of how…show more content…
In Cullington’s views, she explains that “My research suggests that texting actually has a minimal effect on student writing. It showed that students do not believe textspeak is appropriate in formal writing they recognize the difference between texting friends and writing formally and know what’s is appropriate in eat situations.”(Cullington 367). She is demonstrating research to prove her point that people are smart enough to know the diffrence between formal and non-formal writing because they know the difference with the two types of technology texting on a phone and writing an essay on the computer. People knowing the difference between textspeak is what makes it so important to prove the point that technology is helping us. It shows that we can separate the fact that we are texting on our phone which is informal and writing a formal essay we do not feel the need to combine the way we text and the way we formally write. Which goes on to help support and clarifies the point Thompson was trying to make about technology helping us become smarter without knowing that it is.
Since Cullington clarified the point of texting maintaining write Thompson shows that the tools were get such as texting helps us in a none harmful way. “One of the great challenges of today’s digital thinking tools is knowing when not to use them, when to rely on the powers of older and slower technologies, like paper and books.” (Thompson 355) In other words Thompson believes that knowing when and when not to use technology is how we can become smarter technology can help but sometimes you need to step back and do things the old fashion way can also
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