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60 Free Essays on Watching Tv Makes You Smarter

  1. Intellectual Merits of Television

    Intellectual Merits of Television Steven Johnson wrote an article “Watching TV makes you smarter. In his article he explains how watching television can help you make a smarter person. He uses examples from several TV shows and series that may be affecting our brain activity even when we don’t...

  2. Watching Tv Makes You Smart

    In the article Watching TV Makes You Smarter by Steven Johnson, the author argues that by watching television shows various television shows, people actually become smarter and how it has a big impact in our lives. He feels that watching TV makes us smarter because why we view things we might have...

  3. "Thinking Outside the Idiot Box" by Dana Stevens vs. “Watching TV Makes You Smarter” by Steven Johnson

    more likely to tolerate acts of violence. Dana Stevens’ “Thinking Outside the Idiot Box” argues that television does not make you smarter, directly contrasting Steven Johnsons article, “Watching TV Makes You Smarter.” Television has definitely made a mark on our hearts and has most certainly made an...

  4. tv watching makes you lazy

    Basluel A. Mekonnen Professor Browne English 101 Reading Response “Watching TV Makes You Smarter” by, Steven Johnson. A. Comprehension: Steven Johnson argues about watching TV shows makes us smarter by...

  5. The Idiot Box

    “Thinking Outside the Idiot Box” by Dana Stevens is a direct response to Steven Johnson’s article “Watching TV Makes You Smarter.” Johnson’s article claimed that today’s television is actually making viewers smarter due to plots being more complex. Dana Stevens on the other hand did not...

  6. Justin in English Class Just Trying to Get by

    Watching TV Makes You Smarter Justin M. White People turn on their television every night and watch a few moments of reality TV or something to entertain them for a short period of time. In doing so, they might not know it but they are bettering themselves on a personal level. Based on the ideas...

  7. Thinking Outside Idiot Box

    Does Watching TV Really Make Us Smarter? “Thinking outside the idiot box” is a counter argument to the article “Watching TV makes you smarter” by Steven Johnson in which Dana Stevens totally disagrees Johnson that figuring out the complexity of TV Shows can help one sharpen their cognitive...

  8. Television and How It Affects Our Society

    influence T.V. has on our society. In an essay by Dana Stevens titled “Thinking Outside the Idiot Box” she writes about an article written by Steven Johnson, in the piece Johnson’s claims “Television makes you smarter” to this she “argues as far as I can tell his thesis is that television shows...

  9. Commercials

    the Trenches of a Media Lit Class." Www.myhaikuclass.com/rperry/aplanguage/cms_file/show/8327. 3 June 2004. Web. 9 Feb. 2011. Johnson, Steven. "Watching TV Makes You Smarter by Steven Johnson." Stay Free! Home Base. 24 Apr. 2005. Web. 09 Feb. 2011. http://www.stayfreemagazine.org/public/tv-smarter-johnson.html....

  10. Why Watching Tv Is Bad

    Here is a question that comes to mind, but is it ever really thought about? Does television make people smarter? According to Steven Johnson’s “watching TV makes you smarter” he states, “The relationship between the explicit violence and the post 9/11 terrorist attack anxiety is not the only...

  11. Evolution

    smarter and faster” because it has improved the quality of our environment, enhances our sociability, and trains our brain. First, Technological breakthroughs make us smarter because of their major role in the improvement of the quality of life. In fact, over...

  12. Bad Is Bad, Period.

    . I believe that more can be said for the harmful effects of media on our minds than for the claims that it makes us smarter. Works Cited Johnson, Steven. "Watching TV Makes You Smarter." The New York Times. The New York Times, 24 Apr. 2005. Web...

  13. Essay

    Name: Cam Trinh Pham Winter 2013 Instructor: Cooper J Assignment #1 Date: January 11th, 2013 “Watching TV Makes You Smarter” In “Watching TV makes you smarter,” Steven Johnson makes clear his thesis statement to us that television programming today makes increasingly complex cognitive demands...

  14. When There Is Complete Equality

    stronger, smarter, or good looking you are the more handicaps you must bare. So basically you suffer permanently for the gifts you are given. Harrison stands on the studio and shreds his handicap off with ease, symbolizing the right to be different and better. Harrison is standing up for individualism...

  15. Tv Makes You Smarter

    the article “Watching TV Makes You Smarter” by Steven Johnson, he states that watching television will make you smarter. He goes on to mention that there is something called the “sleeper curve”. The sleeper curve is with each passing year, TV is posing new cognitive challenges that actually make our...

  16. The Benefits Oftelevision

    is extremly valuable,as it provides relaxation,and education. First of all,watching television has the the value of sheer relaxation.Watching TV can be soothing and restfull after eight-ours day of pressure, chalenge or concentration. After warking hard all the day, people look...

  17. Television: Electronic Enemy or Pixlated Pal

    , concerts but is also a lot cheaper. With modern day television people do not have to leave their houses, and get dressed up to drive to see what they could be watching on their own TV sets at home. A great source of entertainment is television. Television can actually make you smarter. There are...

  18. Defending TV

    are not able to visit the rain forest or see a lion in the wild, but, many have seen these things on TV, and that is just one of the benefits of watching television. In an article for the New York Times, “Watching TV Makes You Smarter,” by Steven Johnson. He argues that many of the shows that our...

  19. Annotated Bibliography: How Is Tv Bad or Good?

    decide if watching TV is good or bad, either for their children, or themselves. Johnson, Steven. “Watching TV Makes You Smarter.” They Say / I Say With Readings. Ed. Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein, Russel Durst. New York: Norton, 2012. 277-294. Print. The argument in Johnsons article is that media...

  20. The Influence of Tv Proram Fot the Student

    . By the way, tv is a very good technology for us. It has three positive effect that I can lell you right now. First, the student who watched educational program can learn by watching tv. it can make their learning process become better. So that, the student easy to study and easy to understand the...

  21. comic book

    In the article “watching TV Makes you smarter “by Steve Johnson, he claims that watching TV can actually make you smarter. Johnson claims that television these days seems to be more complex than in earlier years, so by watching it were putting our thinking caps on. Even for example the show 24...

  22. Thinking Outside the Idiot Box

    Dana Stevens’ essay, “Thinking outside the Idiot Box”, was first published in Slate on March 25, 2005, is a counter argument to “Watching TV Makes You Smarter” an article written my Steven Johnson that says watching complicated TV shows make you smarter when in reality you’re just watching...

  23. Annotated Bibliography

    believes that we need to spend our time in some physical activities rather than sitting in front of T.V. Johnson, Steven.” Watching T.V Makes You Smarter” They Say I Say with Readings. Eds. Cathy Birkenstein, Russel Durst, Gerald Graff. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2012. 277-294. Print...

  24. Paper

    Johnson wrote an article “Watching TV makes you smarter. In his article he explains how watching television can help you make a smarter person. He uses examples from several TV shows and series that may be affecting our brain activity even when we don’t realize it. He try to reach to audience from...

  25. Learning Without Noticing

    Courtney Lively Mr. Kerr English 101 10 October, 2012 Learning Without Noticing: Analysis of Watching TV Makes You Smarter The Sleeper Curve is Steven Johnson’s theory that states that things people thought were bad for them actually turned out to be good. Johnson is the author of seven books...

  26. Moreover but Three Advertising

    the safety of our child watching TV. Most cartoons are based on sexual activities. Most movies at lease must have a seen which contains sexual activities. Some shows theses days would show u how to seek around police and laws to sell drugs or also to create and use drugs. Would this make the economy...

  27. Youth Market Spends More Time with Tv Than Online

    , advertisers and marketers can engage with teen audiences better. It found that teenagers' media consumption is inextricably linked to their use of social technologies. Importantly, they do this while watching TV, listening to music or FAST FOOD Umbro's a football brand The recent feature on Umbro...

  28. Children and Television

    alternatives to watching television. Reading, working on crafts, listening to music or dancing is all fun things you can do than watching TV. I usually play board games with my nephews or we have dance contests. Dance contests are the big rave in our household! It brings our family together. We can...

  29. Enjoying the World of Television

    affected our life by showing us how other people live and dress. This may makes us want to be like others. Commercials between the shows promote many products that invite us to buy them. Selling became an unbreakable part of TV. For some people TV is an escape from hard reality by showing how you can live...

  30. Essay

    Modern TV Shows Are Great, Just Not “Nutritional” Great In an article “Watching TV Makes You Smarter,” Steven Johnson explains how modern pop culture, such as TV shows and video games are actually making its audience smarter. Johnson believes that modern pop culture, in contrast to the general...