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What a Weird Thing: A Millennial is Reading and Working

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/26/technology/corporate-america-chases-the-mythical-millennial.html?_r=1&register=google   When I typed “interesting articles about millennials” in Google, the first statement I read is the initial claim stated below. I needed to correct this article. How could the author be wrong just at the beginning?   Claim … Continue reading

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Millennials Are NOT The Worst Generation

Original Article Markup Claim 1: “They Think Colbert Should Be President.” Evidence: – “19 percent of millennials say that they’d like to see him as president, versus 17 percent each for Jon Stewart and Tina Fey. Dave Chappelle clocks in … Continue reading

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Dissecting the Claims of “A Generation of Idle Trophy Kids”

Link to Editorial: https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2013/11/04/idle-millennials-are-victims-their-parents-success/2rWDFWXQHo290FqUpz0HOO/story.html Claim: “While their parents weren’t looking, Generation X gave way to Generation Vex, an amiable, tech-savvy, yet minimally employable crop of Americans who will ultimately need more subsidies than a dairy farmer.” Evidence: Staying on the … Continue reading

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Grit vs Age

Link: http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/03/opinions/grit-is-a-gift-of-age-duckworth/   Summary: In this op-ed article titled “Why Millennials struggle for success,” Angela Duckworth discusses the “grit” of millennials in comparison to older generations. She asserts two large explanations of why millennials don’t have as much grit, a … Continue reading

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No, you really are a millennial.

Link to my editorial (click on picture): My marked up text: editorial Claims & Evidence: Claim 1 (True): “I (the author) am a millennial” (para 1). Evidence: “Anyone born between 1981 and 1997 has been thrust into that category, and I … Continue reading

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Sources discussing independence and responsibilities of this generation

(All my work citations are on the last page and my summary is below the analysis of the third source.)       First I want to talk about the article, “This Is What ‘Adulting’ Means”, written by Katy Steinmetz, … Continue reading

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The Millennials’ Meaningless Memes

Millennials are generally considered to be the generation of people born in the 1980s and 1990s, potentially including the early 2000s as well. What differentiates Millennials from older generations, such as Generation X and the Baby Boomers, is a large … Continue reading

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