For today’s class, you read the second chapter and digression from Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows. During the first ten minutes of class, write a brief summary of what you read. What was the main point of this chapter (the chapter’s thesis/unity of thought), and how does its point connect to what you see as the book’s overall thesis/unity of thought? Observing the relationships between the thesis of a chapter and a book is a larger form of the kinds of writing that you do in an essay, except the relationship is between the paragraphs and the essay. In both cases, successful writers sustain a unity of thought that connects together supporting evidence, examples, and counter arguments.