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Demetrius Curry
Mrs. Look
English 101
February 9, 2012

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Goldwasser, Amy. “What’s the Matter with Kids Today?” “They Say/I Say” The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing with Readings. Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein, and Russel Durst. New York: W. W. Norton, 2009. 236-240. Print. In Amy Goldwasser’s “What’s the Matter with Kids Today?” , She argues that this generation of teens and young adults don’t read, write and rely far to heavily on media and their technology. She expresses how adults feel as though teens aren’t getting the proper education, and that technology and media are corrupting our mines. Somewhat shedding a negative light, only to turn around and state the pros. Ultimately ending with the notion that the kids are doing what we want… Reading! and we should fall back and take full advantage. Johnson, Steven. “Watching TV Makes You Smarter “They Say/I Say” The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing with Readings. Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein, and Russel Durst. New York: W. W. Norton, 2009. 213-230. Print

According to Steven Johnson in “Watching TV Makes You Smarter”, he argues that pop culture is getting more cognitively complex and demanding contrary to popular belief. He bases his argument heavily on his theory, “The Sleeper Curve”. Stating that television alters the minds of young people for the better. Comparing shows such as “The Mary Tyler Moore show” to reality TV of today, declaring that reality TV has real life situations. Ultimately helping to promote personal development, by teaching the youth how to deal with tough situations and think on their feet. Rockler, Naomi. “Me Against the Media: From the Trenches of a Media Lit Class” “They Say/I Say” The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing with Readings. Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein, and Russel Durst. New York: W. W. Norton, 2009. 284-292. Print.

According to Naomi Rockler’s “Me Against The Media” , she argues that media has one purpose and...
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