Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death (AOTD)

Ch2

Describe and explain Postman’s three examples of “truth-telling” used to contrast oral communication versus typography.
Find Postman’s THESIS rephrased on p.27
Ch3

Quote and explain three different examples of how typography was important in 18th & 19th century American
Ch4

Why does Postman include discussion of the Lincoln-Douglas debate? What is his point?
What does Postman mean by “expository prose lifted from the page”? What are SEVEN characteristics of the expository form of communication?
In your own words, what is the MAIN POINT of Ch. 4?

Sample Solution

ACED ESSAYS