Support Analysis LM


  • Over the past couple years, Nicholas Carr has realized his ability to ready lengthy books or articles is diminishing. His mind starts wondering and he is unable to focus on the text in front of him.

because: (Support) Over the past decade the internet has grown exponentially in popularity. On the web, you are given information quickly. You are able to find information in minutes which used to take you days. People are skimming over, which is something that has been taught over the internet, making it unbearable to read books.

This support helps the statement build credibility. Nicholas Carr says that his ability to ready lengthy books and articles is diminishing, but without this support how are you to know that it is due to the internet. He could be loosing interest in reading, it could be the topic of the articles, or he could be changing as a person and reading is something that is no longer important to him.


  • We are reading now more than we ever were before, but it is not the same quality of writing that we are taking in.

because: (Support) The type of reading we do now puts efficiency and immediacy above everything which may be weakening our capacity for the kind of deep reading that emerged before technology was such a big hit.

This claim puts an imagine in your head more than anything else. We picture how someone may be skimming over an article or short story trying to find information at a quick speed. I think that the job atmosphere we work in today has also caused us to be lazy readers. In the workplace, the faster and more efficient you are, the more you are praised. So, the faster you can relay information on, the more productive you will be seen to your colleagues.


  • The human brain is almost infinitely malleable.

because: (Support) James Odds (Neuroscience professor at George Mason University) says that "the adult mind is very plastic. Nerve cells routinely break old connections and form new ones. The brain has the ability to reprogram itself on the fly, altering the way it functions." If we don't offer the brain the option to keep reading these long articles, and we continually practice the art of skimming, our brain will unknowingly mould to this new form of reading.

This is evidence because it is information that proves our brains can be continuously changing. The brain is like a muscle. With muscles I'm sure many have heard the term "use it or lose it." The same can go with the brain, The skill of long, deep reading needs to be practiced.


  • The net has influenced other forms of writing to be able to keep the readers or watchers attention.

because: (Support) People's mind have becoming increasingly adaptive to the new expectations, that the traditional media has had to alter its ways of relaying information to us. TV programs add text crawls and pop-up ads, and magazines and newspapers shorten their articles, introduce capsule summaries, and crowd their pages with easy to browse info-snippets.

Verification: We can look back on old pieces of writing and see how writing has changed over the years. With new technology such as Twitter, news as to be given to the public in under 140 characters or less. Leaving little room to go into detail about a topic, which is what the audience now whats to find on the internet. They don't want to be looking through the internet for ten minutes to find one detail.

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