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10700231these questions are for the blog Susan D Blum posted titled The United States of (Non) Reading: The end of civilization or a new era?

The student
offers a final
history. The she
residing in them tell us, in a spa
claim, observing
that the Kindle
knowledge we have accumulated in the course of our existence, and
include Asian st
to mask the
all the power we have to further shape and define the world we live in
Notre Dame
publications, in
between ideas
The Kindle and other digital literary technologies are threatening the
Kinds in the Ch
and the world.
very connection between the world of ideas and the material world,
threatening to take our literal measures of progress and hide them
Culture (2009),
His conclud-
away in the vast database of words and ideas, available only to those
and Communic
Schooling blog
ing claim falls
just short of
making a pro-
with money to spare and a credit card for further purchases.
October 8, 2013
posal - but he
does suggest
If libraries will indeed become cities, then we need to carefully
that those in
positions of
begin to lay the foundations, book on top of book on top of book,
power must
to do it.
and we are going to have to ensure that we have enough manpower
ensure the
just the oth
friend's bo
of books.
grade. A stud
he can write
sions. Why w
Students s
Steps to Analyzing an Argument
Several ye
reading as "
1 Identify the type of claim. Is it a claim of fact? Value? Policy?
Were profess
The idea
2 Analyze the reasons used to support the claim. Are they recent.
Relevant? Reliable? Accurate?
is old. Stud
And tho
3 Identify concessions. Is there another argument that even the
author acknowledges is legitimate?
and writin
accept it.
4 Identify counterarguments. What arguments contradict or
challenge the author's position?
I was in

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