Support Analysis Dylan Hillger

Claim 1

Anecdotes alone don't prove much. (264)


  • A recent study conducted by scholars from University College London, suggests that we may be in the midst of a sea change in the way the we read and think. Evidence, building credibility
  • They found that people using the sites exhibited "a form of skimming activity" hopping from once source to another and rarely returning to any source they'd already visited. Evidence, building credibility
  • The report from the authors. Verification, activating reasoning

Claim 2

The internet promises to have particularly far-reaching effects on cognition. (266)


  • A paper published is 1936, the British mathematician Alan Turing proved that a digital computer, theoretical at the time, could be programmed to preform the function of any other information-processing device. Illustration, activating reasoning
  • The internet is subsuming most of our other intellectual technologies. It is being implemented into everything we use today. Clock, printers, cell phones, etc… Evidence, building credibility

Claim 3

Deep reading is indistinguishable from deep thinking. (269)


  • An essay from playwright Richard Foreman explaining going from a complex western lifestyle to a modern new kind of self with information instantly available. Illustration, activating reasoning
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