Writing and Prof. Terence Keyes Essay

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Alexandra Velasquez
Prof. Terence Keyes
April 5, 2015

In the Norton Mix story “Killing the Written Word by Snippets” by Naomi S. Baron, uses effectively a use of a hook, a thesis, a body and a conclusion. The introductions hook was “Why read Bowling Alone-or even the shorter article upon which it builds-when you can lift a page that contains some keywords?” The thesis statement point is “To coax students to search inside real books rather than relying exclusively on the Web for sources.” The body explained causes and effects. In paragraph 2 the cause is that back in the days research meant opening dozens of books in hopes to find useful information. The effect is that in today’s society it proves more interesting queries than original queries, which affects us with little opportunity for literacy. Another cause and effect on paragraph 3 was Google’s foray in massive library storage leading the publishing industry in copyright infringement. This has made online advocates argue to that the access to these extracts will fuel print sales. It has also made short written segments like a chapter or a recipe be sold like songs from the iTunes store. In paragraph 4 the cause is that there’s a challenge for some of us to find troubling because effortless will access our collective respect for writing. The summary offers a restatement thesis and a clincher. The restatement thesis was “If we approach the written word primarily through search-and-seizure rather than sustained encounter-and contemplation.” The clincher was “we risk losing a critical element of what it means to be an educated, literate society.” The writer’s sentence structure and word usage was appropriate and effective. In the 4th paragraph she uses sentences with clarity presentation on writing. For examples
“Will effortless random access erode our collective respect for writing as a logical, linear process? Such respect matters because it undergirds modern education, which is premised on thought, evidence, and analysis rather than memorization and dogma.” And “Reading successive pages and chapters teaches us how to follow a sustained line of