Hyper/Deep Attention

I    In “Hyper and Deep Attention,” explores the difference between Hyper Attention and Deep Attention. Hyper attention is the ability to switch from topic to topic with ease and having a high demand for entertainment. In other words, people with hyper attention have the ability to multitask. Although it seems as if these types of people have a gift, hyper attention has its advantages and disadvantages. To actually sit down and focus on something important does not register well in their brains, and they easily become bored. It is not necessarily the people that are the problem, but the environment that they have grown up around which has taught them to have that sort of mental process.

In the Carolina Rhetoric in chapter 5, it explains different techniques and formats for writing argumentative essays. The chapter focuses on 5 different formats which are: General Modern, Toulmin Model, Rogerian Format, and Ancient Roman. The Ancient Roman and General Modern format, are probably the most common formats because it is what a typical writer would use to create an typical argumentative essay.

I found “Hyper and Deep Attention” very interesting. When you break it down like Hayles does, the differences in the way people think and act make sense. What interested me most in the article was when she talked about how our brains are wired to be hyper active because a long long time ago we always had to be fearful of what was going on around us in fear. Now that we no longer have to be fearful all the time, we now have the capacity to have a deeper thinking. In the Carolina Rhetoric, I found it interesting that there were so many different formats of argumentative essays. The most recognizable format was the General Modern Format because we grew up using this format all throughout highschool. This chapter was definitely beneficial in writing future essays.


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