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Abdulla Alfadhel

UWRP
Annotated Bibliography
Arber, W. "The Impact of Science and Technology on the Civilization." Biotechnology
Advances. 27.6 (2009). Print
Werner Arber is a Swiss Microbiologist who has won the Nobel Prize in 1978. In this article
Arber is explaining how that the development of scientific studies has helped shaping
civilizations in many ways. He also discussed the impact of technology on today’s modern
society. This article is related to Chris story and my topic in which Arber is focusing a lot on the
impact of technology on society.
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-this article focus more on how technology contribute to our society not necessarily good

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or bad.
- I can use the information presented in the article to write an essay, the information about

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how technology impact society are very useful.
-the author didn’t provide any useful sources.
- the article appear to has some supporting studies, but mainly it focuses on the author

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ideas and beliefs
- The article starts an broad point of view, and then the author specify details that make

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the article more specific about the contribute of technology in today’s civilization.
-I would think of this article as intended to knowledgeable people and scholars.

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Considering the language the author seem to aim at scholars and well educated people.
The text helped me understand the topic deeply.
It did not change my thinking of the topic.

Bacard, Andre. "Putting The "Eco" Back Into Our Economy!." Humanist 53.6 (1993): 42-43.
Academic Search Complete. Web. 25 Mar. 2016.

Andre Bacard is the writer of this article. This article discussed the overall outcomes of
today’s technology. It discusses whether technology is bad or that we use it in a bad way and
how to distinguish the bad from the good. He also discussed technology and religion and how
they work together. This Article is very similar to the topic in which it discussed the same
matters.
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The article focus on today’s issue that are related to technology it is very similar to the

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topic
I would definitely use a lot of information from this article. Because it discuss the same

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issues that I’m writing about.
The article is loaded with information and arguments and it does not have any references
The article generally is about the author opinion supported of course with some facts.
The article provided a specific point of view. The author discussed problems and issues

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and focus more on solutions
The intended audience are those who are looking for arguments and debates. The

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intended audience are all of those who are interested in the topic.
The article didn’t help understand the topic. It provided more questions and viewpoints.
The author did change my thinking of the topic. Now I have more questions that I need to
look for their answers.

Krakauer, Jon. Into the Wild. New York: Anchor Books, 1997. Print.
This book is somehow related to the story. It is in fact the story of Chris and how he left
everything behind him to live alone in the wild. It is a fascinating story that inspired me and
others.
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This one is a narrative, the story of Chris is always seems to be different than other

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stories not just other articles.
One can use a thousand way to use this article to write anything. It’s inspiring.
The book is filled with references that are worth following.
It’s a story and it’s believed to be from a very credible resource.
Based on the nature of the book. The story does not have any personal opinions or studies

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The text actually represent me to the topic.
No it didn’t change the way I think about the topic

Richel, Matt. "Does Technology Affect Happiness?" Bits. The New York Times, 25 Jan. 2012.
Web. 25 Mar. 2015.
Matt Richtel is an American writer who works for the New York Times magazine. The
article discussed the bad effect of technology on children. It explains how modern technology
have bad psychological impact on our children. This article is related to Chris story in which he
thought that the things that he has don’t bring happiness.
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- The idea that was presented in the text match a lot of other authors and articles ideas,
- The main focus is on the bad effect of technology.
- I can use the information in the text by exploring how technology affect children and

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how to solve this problem.
- there are not many references that really worth following
- the idea presented in the text is the author opinion it is also supported by many studies

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which make the information more valuable for the reader
-the text was both general and specific,
- The audience that author targeted are parents, the article represent solutions and

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methods of handling the issue.
- The text didn’t change my thoughts about the subject, but it surely help me understand
the topic better.

Taylor, Jim. "How Technology Is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus." Psychology
Today. Psychology Today, 4 Dec. 2012. Web. 25 Mar. 2016.
Dr. Jim Taylor is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco. His specialty is
the psychology of business, sport, and parenting. Again this article is focusing on the
impact of today’s society and children. Dr. Taylor is explaining the good and bad in

today’s modern technology. When Chris felt that there is something missing he went out
to the wiled leaving everything he has, why? Maybe the answer is in this article.
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This article focus mainly on the psychological impact of technology, it provides ideas and
solutions that help parents. The article explains how technology effect children brains and

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its function.
I would use the information to support the idea that children get easily effected by

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modern technology.
There are a few beneficial sources in the article.
This article is well academically supported with studies
Although the article focus on a broad issue, it has some specific details about children

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brain
The writing style is not formal. it intended for all who interested in the subject
The text did make me understand the topic better by explaining how technology effect

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children
The text did not change my view of the topic

Wisnioski, Matthew. "Are New Technologies an Existential Threat to Humans?" Washington
Post. The Washington Post, 2015. Web. 25 Mar. 2016.
Matthew Wisnioski is an associate professor of Science and Technology in Society and a
senior fellow of the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology at Virginia Tech. this article
explains how technology effect the human brain and its function. He also presented some studies
that support his argument. The topic is shown how people can think and behave different if
exposed to modern technology.
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This article focuses more on adults. And it provides a lot of information and studies. It is
very similar to “How Technology Is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus."

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I would use the information in my essay to support the idea that people would behave

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differently if exposed to modern technology.
The article provides a lot of very credible sources that are worth following.
Filled with studies and academic support this article provides a lot of information,

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generally the article is not the author opinion
Considering the language this article intend to aim for scholars and well educated people.
The text did not help understand the topic as much.
It did not change my view of the topic but the information that provided in the article can
be very helpful.