Quick Write

Kevin Kelly argues that machines will eventually take over many jobs that we now perform. Depending on how you are looking at this scenario, this could be a good or bad thing. How you do see machines taking over our jobs?


Kelly “Better Than Human”

In small groups, find statements in the articles that explain their attitudes. Find a positive and negative statements from both the Carr (424), “Is Google Making us Stupid?” and Kelly, “Better Than Human” articles.


  • Positive Statement
  • Negative Statement


  • Positive Statement
  • Negative Statement

Nicholas Carr is less optimistic about the future impact of technology. Who do you find more persuasive, Carr or Kelly?



Quick Write

Have you ever had a good experience workshopping a paper? Why was it good? Why was it bad?

Peer Review

We are going to peer review first. I want to make sure you have enough time before the lesson for today.

Before we peer review, I want you to take a look at your own draft.

  1. Add dialogue, find a spot to add in some dialogue.
  2. Add details of a character or an artifact in your narrative. What can you describe or add details too? Are you giving enough context so the reader follows along?
  3. Add an image to help tell the story. What image would help the reader? What image is related to your literacy?
  4. Effective Title. What should you title your essay? What would be a good title that makes your reader want to read the essay and prepares them for it.Fall Semester Examples

This is the first of many peer reviews. Keep these things in mind.

  • Peer edit the same way you revise your own work.
  • Be specific in identifying problems or opportunities.
  • Offer suggestions for improvement.
  • Praise what is genuinely good in the paper.

Quick Write

Comment below with your plan of action for revising your draft. Be specific, give some details!