Today, texting has become the most widely used communication technique for teenagers and young adults. It is written in completely informal language and it has no literature value in it. Although the critics believe texting is destroying literature value, McWhorter has another opinion in mind. McWhorter thinks that texting is another form of language that is developed by teenagers. It is the creation of a brand new language evolving from the old literature.
In “Does Texting Affect Writing,” essay student Michaela Cullington outlines the concerns about textspeak, and whether it hinders students formal writing abilities; she reviews her own personal research and observations, as well as expert research. Cullington is clearly preparing her readers for the topic of text messaging and textspeak in relation to formal writing by addressing the three main topics she will inquire about, “Some people believe that using… abbreviations is hindering the writing abilities of students, and others argue that texting is actually having a positive effect on writing. In fact, it seems that texting has no significant effect on student writing” (130). As Cullington reviews the conflicting stances, she analyzes each
Although Stafford has several valid points and has made some thought provoking observations, she is wearisome to place all her grievances against our youth today specifically on text messaging without considering all the other variables that have accrued subsequent the conception of texting. Although I tend to agree with her assessment of reading for pleasure, Stafford places too much of the emphasis on the specific device of texting rather than the person using it and does not consider the parents’ responsibility to introduce reading as an alternative to electronic stimuli. Moreover, I feel like her example of the girl in Scotland’s choice of wording is an exaggeration of what would be a standard example of the writing from any normal student’s writing and does not give an overall view of the world today and what is the social norm and the understanding of language
An essay titled "does Texting Affect Writing?" was published by Michaela Cullington while she studied to gain her masters degree in speech and language pathology at Marywood University. In her essay she claims that texting and texting language neither benefits or harms a students academic writing. Michaela Cullington asserts that a conspiracy has been going around concerning how texting can limit a students writing ability in ways such as not being able to convey emotion in writing, forgetting how to write a formal English paper and use correct punctuation, and most of all a decline in spelling.
Cullington after summarizing her research and having said both sides of opinions about texting affecting writing, she used the results as evidence of why Cullington disagreed that texting has no effect in writing. “On the basis of my own research, experts research, and personal observations, I can confidently state that texting is not interfering with student’s use of standards written English…” (Cullington 370). As you can see she used the strategy of disagreeing but with an explanation and summarized what her discoveries were. Cullington also agreed that texting is used on an everyday basis and at every moment that is possible. To agree to this Cullington included her own personal experience as a reference that texting effectively is used anywhere at any
In the article “2b or Not 2b,” David Crystal claims that texting is not killing the language, it is making it more evolve to the generation. He believes that the younger generation is able to show more creativity by using text as a source of communication. He also points out the increasing evidence that show how texting is helping rather than hindering literacy. He points out, one American study shows that less than 20 percent of the text messages that they looked at showed abbreviated forms of any kind and it was even less in Norwegian study. This just goes to show there is this whole stereotype about youngsters always using abbreviations when they are texting.
The opposing view however is a concern. Not everyone thinks that texting and writing are two different things. Some people convert their texting into their writing leaving teachers and professors in shock from seeing abbreviated words, misspelled words, and soured punctuation. I can understand and comprehend the worries and thoughts of how texting is ruining young adults writing, but that is when the teaching
While texting has been integrated into today’s society, the laziness that follows with it is a lingering effect that can warp everything from essays to hand-written letters. Has advancement in communication and technology really affected us? The laziness that comes with the constant need to be expedient has lead modern society to desire to integrate slang in almost everything that is written or typed. Although texting as a whole is not necessarily a horrible pandemic that is destroying literature, it is definitely twisting common English vernacular. People must adapt to the new pace of writing and know when it is time to text a friend and when it is time to compose a thesis essay for your English professor.
Proofreading is very important, especially now in today's world. In this modern time where we rely heavily on technology we tend to forget that technology is not always perfect. I'm quite sure that at one point or another we all have fallen prey to the mistake of the "predictive text" on the cell phone. For example, I have a friend who was posting on Facebook that she was excited to take her son to see some baby ducks. After hitting the "post" button she realized that the phone have changed the word ducks to a more profane word ( replace the "u" in ducks with "i" ).
Secondly, the speech or act should incite fear or coerce their target. Lastly, an act qualifies as hate speech if it seeks to defame one’s character. David Archard seeks to explain hate speech in two different ways he states that an act or speech is hateful if it expresses hate to another and if the recipient is offended by the speech or act. He goes further to state that the wrongfulness of some free speech or act doesn’t lie in the reaction it provokes but its intentions and the best way to figure this out is through insult analysis. This is essential in distinguishing what this essay seeks to
Words can affect different people in different ways. Words can mean very little to one person but they can also mean everything to another person. Words make up everything. There are words in everything. Everybody have experienced words in some shape, way, or form.
Another reason is that, like a loaded pistol, words can be used to defend someone. If there is a person that is being verbally abused, then one can use their own words to stop the abuse, not necessarily to make a counterattack, although that is possible, but simply to prevent the instigator from causing any more harm to the individual at expense. However, unlike a loaded pistol, words can also be used in ways that help to heal. One can use their words to make a person feel better when they are in a bad mood or when something tragic happened to them. If they were being abused, words can help raise their self-esteem and make them feel like they are worth something, like they
In this world, we have an infinite amount of words. These words can do so much or even have no affect at all. Words can break a person down or build them back up. Words can be the difference in having a good time or spoiling a state of bliss. A word also can have more than one meaning.
The author believes that more often than not, we only speak from our hearts when our time is short or ending on this earth. How often have you truly told a friend or loved one your deepest thoughts to illustrate just how much they mean to you? How often have you lived with the regret of not taking the chance to speak from your heart when the moment presented