Question 1: The main and supporting claims presented within the essay
The article talks about the importance of technology on the current medical field. Moreover, the article talks more about the importance of adoption of technology in the hospitals and other medical facilities so as to enhance improved results. The technology is important due to the fact that it is capable of detecting the causes to a disease before it occurs in an individual. The article therefore shows the audience the change that modern technology has brought to the society at large. The case illustrated shows the difference between the current modes of treatment and the older modes.
The importance of the change in technology impacts largely on the lives of the people. From the article, a teenage girl who suffered from cystic fibrosis was a main beneficiary towards the technology used in the hospitals. The girl had a double-lung transplant within two years of her illness and thus prolonging her life. However, this would not be the case ten years ago when there were no technologies to help in the advance medical treatment. As a result, the modern technology has been of great significance to the current medicine (.Kowalski 3).
The case is important in demonstrating the need for modern technology in the current hospitals. The article shows the different modes of treatment that can be done within shorter periods of time without risking the lives of individuals and avoiding the extra expenditure in terms of research. Consequently, the article is important as it shows the readers that there is a possibility that one person can save another person’s life through the transplants and donations. Technology will thus make people in the society healthier in the future thus becoming more productive. The technology will also ensure prolonged life as a result of promoting a healthier life among the people in the society.
Question 2: The types of appeals used by the author
The article is generally directed to the sick people and the entire society to provide hope and assurance of a possibility of having a life despite the intensity of illnesses. Through the examples used, the author has worked at providing high hopes to the audience who would have rather given up due to their complicated medical conditions such as cancer and kidney failure. In addition, the article emphasizes on the usage of modern technology to detect critical illnesses earlier before their advanced stages occurs. Such kind of illnesses include breast cancer. This article has also been directed to the inventors of technology to look for ways of having even better technologies thus save more lives (Kowalski 3).
Through the examples used in the essay, the author is capable of connecting with the target audience. The usage of real life experiences such as the one where the teenager was completely cured of her cystic fibrosis that could have killed her within a short period of time. People who read about such stories develop a no giving up attitude since they would believe that there is a cure in the long run. Besides, the use of rhetoric questions by the author such as ‘Should scientists clone human embryos just for spare parts?’ thus developing a curiosity among technology developers on the same issue. This has been seen in most of the examples used and the explanations given regarding the different methods used by the doctors in curing the patients.
Question 3: The use of evidence within the essay
Even though the author uses evidence from the different facts and cases, there is a failure in the explanations and detailing of the information that is needed for the authors to fully understand the benefits of the medical care (Kowalski 4). As a result, there is a need to have a better explanation on the issue under discussion and the persons affected. For example, the author would have used more examples on the cases that need to be used by the audience and other readers to understand the needs of the people.
Question 4: Overall development of the essay
The essay explains well through the explanations on the consequences of usage of technology and increased modernization. From the beginning of the essay, the explanation regarding the case faced by a teenager regarding her health that required maximum attention. The author succeeded in capturing the reader’s attention as curiosity builds to discover how a person could get cured by the use of technology in the present age. The article through extensive usage of medical terms and other related terms brings close the audience in this field. Doctors, nurses, medical students among other medical related staff would be attracted to this article as it related to them and related to their daily encounter (Kowalski 4)
The use of rhetoric questions in the arguments bring in a room for debate for most readers. There is a chance for a person to provide their own opinion without having to be given everything by the author of the essay. For example the question the author asks regarding the ethics, legal and social issues ‘But who should own and control information about an individual's DNA?’ this question invites for a wide range of debate thus providing the readers with information concerning the ethics regarding the handling of such information (Kowalski 6).
Question 5: The use of language, tone, and style within the essay
The uses descriptive explanation in the essay in that, through, the descriptive examples used; there is a possibility of better understanding from the audience. The use of technical medical terms shows that the paper is majorly medical. However, this is not the best language suitable for the audience that would like to read the article. For example, the sick might not be people who have a better understanding of the medical terms (Kowalski 6). They would thus not find the article important to them as they would not understand anything that is written in the article. The overall tone of the essay, however, is well framed which is the same as the flow of the essay. The framing of the tone ensures that people understand the content of the essay or the article. In other words, making the right choice of the tone being used gives hope to the people who are ill or sick. They therefore end up having confidence that they will be cured no matter how serious their illness is.
Generally, the author has achieved the main aim of the article which is to educate the people regarding the need for proper medical attention in the society. The type of language that has been used in the article is also friendly for people to comprehend. Any person whether native English speaking or those persons whose English is the second language can understand the article easily and thus gaining from it. It is thus a good article with well structured examples for the readers to understand the main theme of the essay. There is an importance for the people to understand the article and know how to apply the concepts used in real life.
Kowalski, Kathiann M. "Will Technology Make YOU Healthier?." Current Health 2 29.5 (2003): 6. Academic Search Premier. Print.