Read the two passages below and take notes using either the Cornell notes
Importance of Reading and Writing
Today science and technology has come to pervade every aspect of our lives. Computer, television and radio have almost replaced the newspaper and letter, which once dominated our lives. Accordingly, the issue about whether the ability to read and write is more important today may attract our attention. It is clear that classified views have converged into two: some think reading and writing ability is more important today than in the past while others deny its importance. As I see it, I agree with the former view without any hesitation and my choice is based on a careful consideration of the following reasons.
The main reason which may win most people's support is that if one lacks the reading and writing ability, s/he would be considered as an illiterate person who has been deprived of the most basic right of human beings in the 21st century. It will be hard for us to imagine how somebody who cannot read and write communicates with other people. A case in point is that one of my neighbours who is an old man and cannot read and write may only talk with others face to face. As for making friends by email and search information in newspaper, it is absolutely...