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Writing to Explore- Observation

Writing to Explore- Observation

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Buchanan 1 Nichole Buchanan Professor Jan Rieman English 1103 October 2, 2010 Observation On this lovely Saturday afternoon

, I decided to go to Amelie’s, a French bakery located in NoDa, Charlotte’s historic art district. The perfect chilly weather this afternoon called for a warm, freshly brewed cup of coffee and a delicious pastry. I really enjoy the comfortable, homey feel of Amelie’s and I decided where else would be a better place to relax and do some homework? I settled into a comfy sofa and sipped my coffee as I observed the people around me. I realized I wasn’t the only one who thought Amelie’s would be the perfect place to study and do school work. Amelie’s is such a busy place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, yet it still feels very relaxing. As I looked around I noticed many people on their laptops, possibly doing research for homework or maybe just browsing the web. I noticed a woman sitting on a seat across from me using a netbook. I never really saw the purpose of these miniature laptops. They seem too small to really do anything with, but I personally prefer larger sized laptops anyway. I guess it would be nice to have something more convenient and compact to carry around for personal use during times of leisure. I would definitely recommend having another computer to use for school and business use though. To the right of me, I observed a girl reading an electronic version of a book on an iPad. I could tell from her 49er apparel that she was a student at UNCC. I would assume

Buchanan 2 she was maybe reading a book for class. This form of reading really amazed me. It’s seems so convenient to be able to read a book straight off of an iPad. Instead of carrying around a backpack full of books, everything is right there on one device. It amazes me how far technology has come. I’ve actually even noticed people in a few classes I take using an iPad to take notes. As I sat there, I also noticed people reading books, listening to music, writing in journals, studying or doing work out of text books, or conversing with friends. Amelie’s is such a perfect spot to concentrate on schoolwork, or just unwind and enjoy a snack while hanging out with friends, which is why I chose this place to observe and record my sightings. From this observation I realized how many forms of reading and writing there are. Technology has enabled us to read and write more conveniently, while some people still prefer to go old school and read from actual books and write on paper. Times are always changing and technology is always on the rise, creating new and more accessible ways of reading and writing. There are various ways of doing so, but however you choose to read and write is all up to you and your personal preference.

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