TOPICS FOR ESSAY #3 Cause-and-Effect Analysis
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Choose a topic from the options below and write a 6-8 page essay. Plan to do some
research on your topic and include interviews, statistics, and/or other support from
trusted sources to support your points and conclusions. Include a list of works cited.
Use the checklist in Making Sense (pages 483-484) to guide your writing process. Refer to a
print or online handbook for MLA citation guidelines.
1) Explore the effects of multitasking in your daily life. Consider your own multitasking as
well as how the multitasking of others (such as roommates, friends, siblings, parents,
coworkers) affects you. Think about future consequences and draw some conclusions
about the issue.
2) Has the Internet shaped and/or changed the way young people read? Research the
Internets influence on reading in the digital world. Explore your own reading life and
analyze the advantages and disadvantages of reading online versus reading printed
3) In Nicholas Carrs essay Is Google Making Us Stupid? he focuses on the Internet and
how it might be affecting our brain function. Choose another technology that you use on
a daily basis and analyze how it affects your life in both positive and negative ways.
4) Write a causal analysis about the effects of technology on students writing and
learning. How are these areas changing due to technological developments? What are
the positive and negative effects? Also consider the challenges for teachers and students.