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WCWP 10A fall 09 1A - Although many believe that screen...

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Although many believe that screen reading is potential enough to replace the remarkable tradition of book reading, little do they realize the very tactile nature of book reading is irreplaceable. Indeed, literacy is the rudimentary building blocks and successful achievement of our civilization. In People of the Screen, Christine Rosen thoroughly emphasizes the disadvantages and potential risks that can be caused by screen reading by using different kinds of grounds, such as citation, research and personal experience. Rosen skillfully uses citation and research to describe the aspect that people tend to get distracted more easily when they read on the screens. The commissioned report published by the British Library states that both teachers and students have tendencies to exhibit bouncing and flicking behavior when they screen read (5). Not only research has suggested the possible propensity to loss of concentration, but professionals have also agreed with this aspect. Historian David A. Bell from Johns Hopkins University explains why reading on the screen becomes an
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