Thursday, March 21, 2013

RESEARCH RELATED COMPARISON CONTRAST ESSAY ESSAY: TEENAGERS TODAY AND THOSE A HUNDRED YEARS AGO



    
 This century has brought significant changes to the world.Technological products,mobility and industrial production levels today and those about a hundred years ago are almost incomparable.These socio-political and technological changes have taken a heavy toll on particular social groups,especially teenagers.Due to these,and for many other reasons, there are many differences between the daily lives of teenagers today and a century
ago.
 
    Firstly,today's teenagers are more educated than a hundred years ago.The teenagers tend to question and test,and also tend to be beter informed in contrast to the past thanks to access to education.Moreover,today's teenagers use many types of technological products such as tablets,computers,smart phones both at school and at home.Thus,they have become one of the main target audiences for social media and they waste their leisure
time on social networks instead of doing more profitable activities.
 
    Teenagers a century ago had very little access to technology.They used their leisure time helping their parents around the house.In addittion,financial difficulties did not allow parents to send their children to school,and basically access to education was considered a privilege for male children.According to Maccoby "...more girls, than boys reported that their parents had encoureged them to attend college."(in 1978) This was a major problem in contrast to the present.Increased gender equality among teenagers today can be observed,easily.
 
 
     To sum up,time changes many activities which we can do.There is more gender equality,in terms of access to opportunities,among modern teenagers.In the future,we may live the life that we can't imagine now.
BAŞAK KURT PRE- INT L

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