• Tv Notes
    are great shows that do this perfectly like, The Discovery Channel, History Channel, and many more. We gain knowledge in many different ways and the media has found a way for it to be entertaining and educational for Americans.               Preference Johnson, S. (2012) Watching TV makes you smarter...
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  • Thinking Outside the Idiot Box
    Dana Stevens’ essay, “Thinking outside the Idiot Box”, was first published in Slate on March 25, 2005, is a counter argument to “Watching TV Makes You Smarter” an article written my Steven Johnson that says watching complicated TV shows make you smarter when in reality you’re just watching...
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  • 30 Minutes Later are you Smarter?
    believe that all television makes you smarter.  So, does watching television make you smarter, dumber, or does it have no affect at all?     In Steven Johnson’s essayWatching TV Makes You Smarter” he argues that watching television “alters the mental development of young people for the better (291...
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  • Defending TV
    are not able to visit the rain forest or see a lion in the wild, but, many have seen these things on TV, and that is just one of the benefits of watching television. In an article for the New York Times, “Watching TV Makes You Smarter,” by Steven Johnson. He argues that many of the shows that our...
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  • Shhh
    , agree/disagree, plant a naysayer, use metacommentary) to support your thesis. For models of how to structure a long paper, consult the essays in your textbook, especially “Watching TV Makes you Smarter” and “Confronting Inequality.” Even if your research essay is more informative than...
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  • Summary
    Summary of “Watching TV Makes You Smarter” Author Steven Johnson, of the article “Watching TV Makes You Smarter,” argues the evolution of modern television programming has intellectually challenged audiences, rather than stifling complex thoughts—and more, that audiences are craving a more...
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  • Pop Culture
    ” by David Crystal, and “Watching TV Makes You Smarter” by Steven Johnson, both discuss how technology has had a huge impact on the way our modern day society works. Crystal argues the benefits that come with texting. He explains that although in many ways texting has tainted the English language but...
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  • englsih paper
    Professor Gregory Brown English 101-06 16 September 2013 Television: Hurting or Helping? As I sit here and watch “The Office” between my classes, I think about an essay I read in English class the week before: “Watching TV Makes You Smarter” by Steven Johnson. He writes in his essay how...
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  • Notes on Documentaion
    , “Watching TV Makes You Smarter,” “I believe that the Sleeper Curve is the single most important new force altering the mental development of young people today” (215). B. Steven Johnson contends that “another kind of televised intelligence is on the rise” (216). C. In “Thinking Outside the Idiot Box...
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  • Johnson Essay
    chapter this essay will specifically be analyzing is on television. Johnson looks into the idea that over time television becomes more complex with very dense plotlines, which in return makes people use their brains to make sense of what is happening. His project is to investigate how the pop culture...
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  • hhhh
    . I come from a family that doesn’t have a lot of money and has not been able to live the American Dream to its fullest but we have accomplished a lot. In the Rhetorical Analysis paper I chose the article Watching TV Makes You Smarter by Steven Johnson. I personally chose to write about this because...
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  • Watching Tv
    Steven Johnson's essay 'Watching TV Makes You Smarter' doesn't hold back, but instead Johnson pretty much gives you his main idea and thesis in the essay's title. Johnson goes on to argue that advances in TV have made it so you have to process more information, in a show such as 24, than in...
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  • Smart Vs Stupid
    . With its never-ending reach to billions of people, it is really necessary for social media to be beneficial for the population. Nicholas Carr’s “Is Google Making Us Stupid” and Johnson’s “Watching TV Makes You Smarter” focus on how media have changed the way in which we learn and grow as...
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  • Essay
    it). Reading: PT: Dorfman’s “Are We Really So Fearful” 101 & Jacoby’s “The Dumbing of America” 135-137. Due: SWA 3: Summary and Response Exercise (Moodle). WEEK 4: T 9/15: Rhetorical analysis in depth, focus on logos. Reading: PT: Johnson’s “Watching TV Makes You Smarter” 284-292; WH: 17-31...
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  • Popular Culture
    average intelligence just to understand. I agree with Steven Johnson, author of “Watching TV Makes You Smarter,” “For decades, we’ve worked under the assumption that mass culture follows a path declining steadily toward lowest-common denominator standards, presumably because the masses want dumb...
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  • Advertising Promotion: International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
    IBM’s on demand computing solves real problems and touches real people” Innovation That Matters (March 2006) - Wanted to position IBM as a mean for companies to change how they do business when evaluating ways to grow - Tagline: What make you special? Exhibit 1 – E-business innovators TV...
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  • JEEZUS
    conclusive. One episode described in Peacocke’s essay features a mock 1950’s instructional video portraying women in the workplace. It shows a businessman speaking into the camera describing how to make sure women feel comfortable in the workplace. He says to make sure you tell them how good they look and...
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  • Charlie
    Essays Steven Johnson “Watching TV Makes You Smarter” [p. 277] Antonia Peacocke “Family Guy and Freud: Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious” [p. 299] David Crystal “2b or Not 2b?” [p. 335] Tom Bissell “Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter” [p. 349] Jason Zinser “The Good, the Bad, and The...
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  • ethnic esaay
    remaining readings in this chapter will be added to the last paper assignment for English 101, an argument paper. Steven Johnson, “Watching TV Makes you Smarter,” 277 Dana Stevens, “Thinking Outside the Idiot Box,” 285 Jason Zinser, “The Good, the Bad, and The Daily Show,” p. 363 Gerald Graff, “Hidden...
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  • Haiz...
    wants to broadens their mainds in different ways. People just want to become smarter and smarter while doing something like reading or watching TV. There are many interesting ways of expanding your knowladge but in my opinion travelling is the best one. In this short essay I want to show why it is...
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