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Title: IDS4930 Literacy Lab 6: Wild Wild Web
Series Title: IDS4930: Introduction to Information Resources
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Creator: Johnson, Margeaux
Craig, Cindy
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Abstract: Does our reliance on web searching affect how we think? If so, how? In this assignment, you will reflect on how the Wild, Wild Web affects how you think about the world. After reading the article for this week “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr, you will write a short reflection essay and post it in the discussion board. Then you will read your classmates essays and respond to at least one other classmate.
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WILD WILD WEB OVERVIEW Does our reliance on web searching affect how we think? If so, how? In this assignment, you will reflect on how the Wild, Wild Web affects how you think about the world. After reading the article for this week you will write a short reflection essay and post it in the discussion board. Then you will read your classmates essays and re s pond to at least one other classmate. DUE DATE Your first post is due by Friday 10/5 before 11:55 PM Your r esponse to a classmate s post is due 10/8/12 before 11:55 PM LAB DIRECTIONS Step by step directions for completing the assignment. 1. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/07/is google making us stupid/306868/ 2. Write an essay reflecting on the article. (At least 500 words). Here are potential questions you may want to explore : Do you agree or disagree? H ow did you read this article? (Online, in print on your tablet, on your phone ) What do you think about the reference to media theorist Marshall McLuhan s statement, m edia are not just passive channels of information ? How does the technology we use to write shape the language we use? Who is Carr talking about (and who is his audience)? What do we have to ask ourselves to evaluate his argument? What are the consequences of these changes?

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3. Post your completed essay to the Discussion Board on our course website 4. Read your classmates posts and offer a critically thought out response. GRADING RUBRIC Percent of grade= 4% Total possible points = 4 points Criteria Points Shows well formed arguments in response to the assigned reading. 1 5 Explanation of how article topic applies to your personal exp erience. 0.5 Correct grammar and punctuation. 0.5 Follows all formatting guidelines and submission requirements. 0.5 Re s ponds to a classmate s post. 1.0 TOTAL 4.0