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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION SECTION IITotal time —2 hours and 15 minutesQuestion 1Suggested reading and writing time —55 minutes. It is suggested that you spend 15 minutesreading the question, analyzing and evaluating the sources, and 40 minutes writing yourresponse. Note: You may begin writing your response before the reading period is over.(This question counts for one-third of the total essay section score.)In 2007 the first Iphone was created that changed the dynamic of society forever. In years sincemultiple electronic companies have worked to manufacture the next big thing is mobile devices.In 2019 the world is predicted to have 2.5 billion smartphone owners, dominating the lives ofpeople worldwide. With the popularity of this device Americans have began to question whetherthe benefits of these devices outweigh the costs.Carefully read the following sources including the introductory information for each source.Then synthesize material from at least three of the sources and incorporate it into a coherent,well-developed essay that defends, challenges or qualifies the notion that cell phones arebeneficial for today's society.Source A (Miakotkol)Source B (Rainie)Source C (Walton)Source D (Cirelli)Source E (Parson)Source F (Arshi)GO ON TO THE NEXT PAGE.-1-
Source AMiakotkol, Leonid.The impact of smartphonesand mobile devices on human health and life,df.This passage was written from a student that has done research on the impacts of smartphoneson people's health and lifeIt happens that a person who doesn’t own a cell phone on purpose is often stigmatized bysociety causing sympathy or considered a socially impaired. Anne Fonte in her article“Hold the Phone: What It’s Like Not to Own a Cell Phone” said “Cell phonelessnessbecomes is no longer neutral. It becomes abnormal, antisocial, and a threat to others. Cellphones are no longer just a choice you might make, like deciding who to vote for orchoosing not to have children or plastic vs. paper. According to the Pew Research Center,91 percent of American adults now have cell phones, and in the last couple years I’venoticed the mania ratcheting up to a full-blown obsession. People work, sleep, walk anddrive with their cell phones. Each year, cell phones play a part in more than 1.6 millioncar crashes. Forty-four percent of cell phone owners sleep with it next to their bed, sothey don’t miss any calls or texts during the night. They take them out during movies, inthe middle of conversations, and even during sex. Sixty-seven percent of cell phoneowners check their phones even when they haven’t rung. Alex Morritt said “The moretime we spend interconnected via a myriad of devices, the less time we have left todevelop true friendships in the real world.”GO ON TO THE NEXT PAGE.

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