Computers and Design
Authentic Informational Text, Lexile 1320
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Computers and Design (ReadWorks)
Which words could best replace nearly extinct and assist in this sentence?
What does computer-aided design (CAD) do?
According to the passage, what are three things that computers can do more efficiently than humans?
The author suggests that the most significant changes between the computers of the 1960s and the computers of today are the size, price, and capacity for production.Use evidence from the text to support this conclusion.
What can be concluded about the usefulness and importance of CAD in car design?
The author states that there is probably “no chance that CAD will… completely take away the job of the automotive engineer, or the automotive designer.”Explain whether automotive engineers and designers should or should not worry about their jobs being taken away by computers. Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
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