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ESSAY #1 FINAL - BRAINSTORM Digital literacy has come at...

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BRAINSTORM : “Digital literacy” has come at the expense of “traditional literacy.” Why has digital literacy become increasingly popular compared to traditional literacy? Support/Outline (1) Ease and efficiency of research (compared to hassles of going to the library and finding your information) --> CONVENIENCE (2) Different types of reading online (compared to 1 type of reading: fiction--> TEXTUAL VARIETY - THESIS: Due to the convenience of “digital literacy," as well as the textual variety entailed in it, people's interest “digital literacy” has become increasingly popularized at "traditional literacy's" expense.
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Ashlee Chang Gianunzio English 100 - Section 19 12/05/10 The Fall of Paper, and the Rise of Pixels With relative, factual evidence of people hiring professional technicians to fix their appliances (instead of taking the time to research the problem and fix it manually,) ordering meals through fast food joints (instead of purchasing food at the grocery store and cooking meals at home,) and swiping that credit card through an electronic machine (instead of whipping out dollar bills and sorting through dozens of coins,) it's hard to deny the fact that people are willing to pay for multiple conveniences that save time. These ideas surround the popular idea “time is money," a phrase which any economic thinker would agree with. A new convenience has recently arisen, causing a lot of controversy--digital literacy. This new type of literacy can range widely from reading online via e-mails, news articles, fiction stories, forums, blogs, factual information, etc. It's questionable whether this new method of reading is considered to be at all literacy, or just a new form that has been slowly been replacing traditional literacy: reading from magazines, newspapers, books, etc. Don Campbell argues technology and the internet, though a useful tool, entails ill effects on the education of society because it “dumbed-down writing style, and declines basic skills as grammar [and] spelling” (Campbell 123). In contrast, Howard Gardner believes this new type of literacy is a new media of communication, supporting the idea that “few media [such as traditional literacy] are likely to disappear completely” (Gardner 127). Due to the convenience of “digital literacy," as well as the textual variety entailed in it, people's interest “digital literacy” has become increasingly popularized at "traditional literacy's" expense.
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Who wins this race: Person A, who has to tidy up and prepare to go out, hop in the car,
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