“The Impact of Video Games” In the 2013 editorial The Impact of Video Games Adrea Norcia exposes the negative effects of violent video games on adolescents. Norcia writes to an audience interested in the effects of violent video games, while including both sides of the argument. The argument contains sufficient pathos creating a stir of emotions. In this Norcia argues using logos, however uses outdated information. She recalls the “(2000)” study where, “a majority of teens admitted that their parents do not impose a time limit on the numbers of hours they are allowed to play video games”, worrying researchers because of the negative effects of prolonged time in a violent environment.(Norcia) Although using outdated information the author
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In this editorial the reader lacks pathos creating a piece which does not appeal to an emotional standpoint. Therefore the argument seems distant and the reader has no connection to the argument. So, although full of information this article does not reach a large enough audience because of the lack in pathos and does not depict the authors argument accurately.
“The Unbiased Truth About Video Games” In the 2013 editorial “The Unbiased Truth About Video Games”, author Twana Davisson focuses on the every day effects of playing videogames. Twana writes to the other side of the argument who believe video games do not affect adolescents. This editorial uses logos however needs more pathos to appeal to a larger audience. In the editorial, “The Unbiased Truth About Video Games”, author Twana Davisson uses logos which help the argument and pathos, creating an environment where you care about the effects of violent video games on youth because it gives examples pertaining to your life. Such as the study where “Anderson et al. found that the relationship between playing violent video games and aggression was strong; so strong, in fact, that it was stronger than “‘the effect of condom use on decreased HIV risk, the effect of exposure to passive smoke at world and lung cancer”’ and