As we begin our exploration into evaluation arguments, take a little time to look at a professional writer’s use of the form: Nicholas Carr’s “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” Below are some questions to get you started, but feel free to discuss other elements of what you read.
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What was his thesis, and what was his subject, really? What was he evaluating, and how was he measuring it – what were his criteria? What do you think his purpose was in writing this evaluation, and how, if at all, has it changed the way you think about the things he discusses? How does his use of sources strengthen his argument, and what might have made it more convincing or interesting to you, personally? Are you persuaded by this argument, or do you have other opinions about this subject or subjects? What do you think about all this?