UNC-Chapel Hill ENGL 101 - Debate Topic Advocacy (2 pages)

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Mac 1 My Mac Thomas Riddle Humanity 115 FJT03 November 14 2012 Topic Advocacy Assignment In favor of the formal debate topic for the class I would like to engage in the process of dumbing down of America especially on the effect of technology on the decline of intellectual development of younger generation I found this topic is arguable and it can be a reasonable subject to debate The question of how the digital age dominates the young generation continues to be hotly debated today Thus in discussing the issue a large number of available sources from recent researches surveys and studies can be quickly accessed to substantiate one s position Moreover as a tutor working on the campus I have been giving opportunities to work with students from variety of cultural and personal backgrounds and from contrary generations I have been observing my students learning progress as well as how they promote and strengthen their developmental aptitude Hence I have a valuable personal experience that can be used to build a defensible argument In my point of view in recent decades the younger generation has more technological access to news and information than earlier generations however instead of benefitting people to enhance their intellectual property these digital innovations appear to lead to distractions that unintentionally weakened their developmental aptitude Otherwise even though a numerous studies and surveys conducted by sociologists psychologists and educators generally succeed in convincing people that technology has had an insidious effect on the intellectual growth of young people the members of younger generation can establish a defensible counter argument saying that the younger generation is creating their own way of learning as well as promoting their visual intelligence by taking advantages of these technological achievements Mac 2



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