You have read two authors who focus on the effects of technology and offered solutions to the problems they see as difficult and challenging for society. S

You have read two authors who focus on the effects of technology and offered solutions to the problems they see as difficult and challenging for society. Sherry Turkle’s article, ““Flight from Conversation” focuses on how technology “changes not only what we do, but who we are.” She specifically explores the negative effects cell phones have on personal relationships and the ability for people to converse with others. Her article points out to people the unintended consequences of technology to which they are vulnerable, but she also maintains there are solutions and time for people to make corrections. Michael Solis’s article “Obstacle to Friendship/Love” also focuses on the consequences of technology, in this case, how relationships are affected by social media. He, however, only offers something for consideration, not a solution to the problem.

Using Turkle and Solis as your experts in the field, you will write a 550- to 650-word essay in which you respond to the problems/effects technology poses for society. Focus on one thing, as both Turkle (cell phones) and Solis (social media) did. Think about both your topic (technology) and your tool box (problem/solution, cause and effect, compare and contrast, etc.), and then start to plan your ideas with pre-writing, such as mapping, journalistic questions (who, what, where, when, how, why, and so what). In addition, make sure to use either Turkle or Solis as an expert in your article. There should be one direct quote or one paraphrase with an in-text citation and a work cited at the end.

The essay should consist of an introduction with a well-developed thesis statement; supporting paragraphs that support the thesis statement and make up the body of the essay; and the conclusion. Each supporting paragraph should have a well-developed topic sentence and details to support the topic sentence. The essay should be unified and coherent with specific supporting details or examples for support.  It should provide sentence variety (simple, compound, and complex sentences). The paragraphs should be clear, concise, and arranged in a logical order.  Transitional words and phrases should be used to provide coherence. Choose one point of view: first, second, or third person.

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