Web 2.0

Web 2.0

by Lauri S. Friedman

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Offering instructive guidance in lively text, Writing the Critical Essay: An Opposing Viewpoints Guide directly supports student achievement. This exciting series is specifically designed to help students write effective, persuasive, narrative and other types of essays. Providing easy access to multiple sides of current yet timeless debates, this series covers ideal subjects for essay writing. Each volume has all that students need to complete an essay on a chosen controversial topic, with features like step-by-step exercises to help students outline arguments, write introductions and conclusions and construct their own essays. Plus, supplemental materials offer topic ideas, and suggest electronic resources that allow for further research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737750263
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 12/17/2010
Series: Writing the Critical Essay: An Opposing Viewpoints Guide Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction From Web 2.0 to Web 3.0 7

Section 1 Opposing Viewpoints on Web 2.0

Viewpoint 1 Social Networking Improves Human Relationships Jessica Misener 12

Viewpoint 2 Social Networking Threatens Human Relationships Elizabeth Bernstein 19

Viewpoint 3 Web 2.0 Applications Threaten Journalism Neil Henry 27

Viewpoint 4 Web 2.0 Applications Improve Journalism Bernard Lunn 35

Viewpoint 5 Web 2.0 Applications Erode the Quality of Information and Art Andrew Keen 42

Viewpoint 6 Web 2.0 Applications Result in Higher-Quality Information and Art Kevin Kelly 50

Section 2 Model Essays and Writing Exercises

Preface A The Five-Paragraph Essay 59

Preface B The Persuasive Essay 61

Essay 1 Antisocial Networking: How Facebook Is Hurting Your Friendships 64

Exercise 1A Create an Outline from an Existing Essay 68

Exercise 1B Create an Outline for Your Own Essay 69

Essay 2 Citizen Journalists Are Killing the News 72

Exercise 2A Create an Outline from an Existing Essay 76

Exercise 2B Identify Persuasive Techniques 76

Essay 3 The Political Power of Social Networking 78

Exercise 3A Examining Introductions and Conclusions 83

Exercise 3B Using Quotations to Enliven Your Essay 84

Final Writing Challange: Write Your Own Persuasive Five-Paragraph Essay 86

Section 3 Supporting Research Material

Appendix A Facts About Web 2.0 90

Appendix B Finding and Using Sources of Information 95

Appendix C Using MLA Style to Create a Works Cited List 99

Appendix D Sample Essay Topics 102

Organizations to Contact 104

Bibliography 110

Index 116

Picture Credits 119

About the Editor 120

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