Digital Devices & Identity

Google Article Annotation


Read and annotate “How Google Is Making Us Smarter” by Carl Zimmer.

Interestingly, Zimmer begins his article with a counterclaim, even before he introduces his main argument. Many writers will save their counterclaims for a later body paragraph, but Zimmer makes a bold choice in presenting the views of his opposition before he argues against them.

  • Annotate the article. Note passages that make major claims or counterclaims and annotate them with a few thoughts of your own. Consider specifically how well the claim or counterclaim works to persuade the reader.
  • Note any confusing passages and annotate them with the questions you have.
  • When you finish reading, look back over the article and examine your questions. Answer any that you can for yourself, and make sure your other questions are answered during the class share.

Open Notebook

Share your questions and ideas with the full class.