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Mitchell 1 Matthew Mitchell Instructor Ryan ENC1102 31 Jan 2013 Annotated Bibliography Carr, Nicholas.

"Is Google Making Us Stupid?" Atlantic Monthly. 302.1 (2008): 56+. Print. Carr begins his piece with a very striking and memorable scene from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. This lays the ground work for the main idea of his piece, explaining how he feels his mind is slipping, or rather changing. He continues to discuss how deep reading has become a personal struggle and expresses his personal frustrations brought on by the changing of his brain. Carr then begins to theorize that the result of his dilemma is brought on by the increased use of the internet or web; he speaks on its ease of use but warns of the price that comes along with its use. He continues to expand his theory stating that instead of deep reading, people are skimming for information, no longer breaking down works to get the essence of the pieces. Carr provides quotes and incorporates many sources to help validate his theory that technology is changing the way our minds work. Carr also includes how other technologies, such as the typewriter or stop watch, have changed the way humans think and interact, suggesting that these were good contributions to our human condition. Finally, he comes to the company Google, where their speculated purpose is to organize and streamline the way we receive data, helping us become more efficient and productive thinkers; basically trying to bring better, more available knowledge to the masses. Fish, Stanley. Conspiracy Theories 101. New York Times 23 July 2006. Wk13(L) Academic OneFile. Web. 17 Jan. 2013. This article asks the question what is Academic Freedom? Fish presents a story about Kevin Barrett, a college professor at the University of

Mitchell 2 Wisconsin who finds himself in the center of one such debate. Lines are drawn early in the article when it comes to light that the professor, who is teaching an Islam: Religion and Culture class, begins to teach his view point on 9/11, speculating that it was an inside job. Barrett's critics claim that there are limits to what academic freedom protects and that indoctrination is not education. The views of Barrett's supporters, however, state that it very much should cover anything and everything; Fish decides to argue a different definition all together and continues to offer his own definition, that anything is covered as long it has the ability to be seriously analyzed. Fish reveals that Barrett is a member of a group calling itself, Scholars for 9/11 truth, suggesting that Barrett's teaching method is to recruit students to join his political agenda. He concludes the article with his point that academic freedom simply allows the educator to perform an academic job without interference. Murray, Donald. All Writing is Autobiography College composition and Communication 42.1 (Feb 1991): 66-74. jstor. Web. 11 Jan. 2013. Murray begins with a simple idea that all writing, yours and mine, is autobiographical. Murray tries to support this idea by citing examples from his own work spending time breaking down and relating to each example. He continues to state that even the style and language used when we write is an example of autobiography, its our writers voice. Murray continues to say that his writing is not so much a part of his life experience until he writes it. He also states that through writing we develop and reinvent ourselves. Writing is a means for Murray to examine and explain parts of his life to see where he came from and where he is going. He often writes for personal therapy, stating that it works as a reflection of him. Murray later goes on to talk about his non-fiction works, contained in the article, which to him is his autobiography through the use of research; stating that we make up our own history, legends and personal knowledge. He concludes his article with his point that in college we shouldn't

Mitchell 3 move away from a personal narrative but closer to it; writers should write that which they obsess over.