Monday, September 15, 2014

Should Cell Phones Be Banned in Schools?

Pathos: "Today, almost any parent can use a cell phone to ask their children about their whereabouts, occupation, or health."

- The unknown author of this article really connected the reader with their feelings by making them think of their own lives and how they use cell phones to communicate with their children.


Ethos: "I believe that cell phones today pose a great distraction for students—especially higher-end smartphones that provide numerous opportunities for entertainment—and thus should be prohibited from use in schools; but, at the same time, I stand for not prohibiting cell phones from students’ possession entirely, since they allow parents to monitor their children for safety."

- The author shows their integrity by being a strong believer in their thoughts and sound like they know the subject they are talking about. He/She shows us this by saying statements with "I believe..." and "I stand..." in them.


Logos: "The first and foremost reason why cell phones should be prohibited from use at schools is that they pose a significant disruption in the educational process (School Security)."

"Another reason for prohibiting cell phones in classes is an increased temptation for students to communicate with friends instead of focusing on study material."

"One of the strange phenomenons of using cell phones at schools is so-called cyberbullying."

-The author explains the three main reasons to why cell phones should be banned in school.  These points are well thought out.

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