This is a result of texting’s informal nature. While texting, there is no need for sentence structure, punctuation, or interesting words or phrases. The chances of seeing a metaphor in a text message are slim to none. In the database article We learn what we do: developing a repertoire of writing practices in an instant messaging world: students can be proficient in instant messaging as well as in the writing expected in school, the girl they conduct an experiment on is “A creative writing major… Lisa’s family also supported her writing development. Both parents are professionals with advanced degrees.” The experiment showed little to no affect on writing.
In her essay "Does Texting Affect Writing? ", Michaela Cullington presents her argument that texting does not impact formal writing written by students. She discusses the concerns presented by many people about how texting language can transfer into writing, but through the use of personal experiences and credible sources she discusses how this is not true. Her use of multiple different studies and situations help boost her argument and allow the reader to truly see how students actually do formal writing. She presents a strong argument as to why those who believe students don't have the control and knowledge to write formally, instead of with text speak, are wrong.
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
The proposal that adolescents’ interest in literature has diminish in America is clearly voiced by Dana Gioia, in the article, “Why Literature Matters”. Although, Gioia used different methods to persuade his readers, one way he tried to persuade is by indicating the disadvantages of not reading in society today. One of the many disadvantages Gioia told to persuade his readers was through the effects it had on a child’s development, with its mind. A quote from the article, stated, “... A time of crucial intellectual and emotional development bypass the joys and challenges of literature is a troubling trend”. The quote made by Gioia, can be explained that during a time of growth, knowledge is obtained.
The book sheds a tear as it is banned by administration for students to read. The Catcher in the Rye should not be banned for summer reading for incoming sophomores because of its “explicit” content. After high school, out in the real world, life experiences are not censored or banned to protect you. You must experience life and all that comes with it. Just because a book that was written many decades ago may have bad words in it, doesn’t mean that it should be withheld from the students.
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
While there are some aspects of Gopnik’s essay on the problems with today’s adolescent mind that I can agree upon, there’s a few blatant issues with her writings. Firstly, Gopnik’s essay title immediately has a negative connotation surrounding it by suggesting there is something “wrong” with the teenage mind. Gopnik presents many issues plaguing youths, such as poor diet, and lack of exercise; in addition she briefly blames the industrial revolution and the information revolution as leading factors in why children are failing to achieve adulthood sooner in life and why they’re hitting puberty so quickly, however, she seems to focus primarily on teens and early adult’s brain chemistry.
Plagiarism in America Analysis In Dudley Devlin’s short essay “Plagiarism in America”, various points for how plagiarism is becoming a more substantial problem arise. Devlin’s essay includes how plagiarism has become rampant in today’s society, and this essay includes various opinions on why students and writers steal intellectual information and some possible solutions to these cases. Furthermore, Devlin discusses that these seemingly harmless actions may end up ruining someone’s career or jeopardize them some other way years later. This essay explores that various sides of cheating such as buying a paper off the internet, copying and pasting information from outside sources, or simply copying a roommate's homework. Within the essay, many points about piracy of information are made.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, why this book written by Mark Twain should be on the banned books list in schools and why it is too mature for it’s students. This book is full of situations that honesty students are not able to handle, leaving inappropriate impressions about racism and how to treat people and is going to cause teenagers and young adults to repeat the language and personalities seen in this, to other groups of this century that are fitting now The problem with Adventures of Huckleberry Finn isn’t that it is a bad book, not that maybe it is poorly written or isn’t a learning experience. The fact of the matter is that students do not hold the attention span or mental capacity to be forced to deal with this. While some may use to excuse that high school students may have enough knowledge over these situations, or if explained, people would enjoy the moral of the story more, that is not always the case. Students in high school already are expected so much of.
In this essay I will argue that peer pressure is not good for self-development based on my researches and understandings. As a teenager myself, I believe that every teen will face a form of peer pressure growing up, whether it’s negative or positive. Loneliness and desire for acceptance often drives students to give in to negative peer pressure. We often hear about the dangers of peer pressure and its effect to teens. One of the negative effects is losing their interest in their hobbies.
After getting my essays back, I would see I had not noticed all kinds of grammar errors. I would be looking over my essay, looking for the errors I made while wondering how I did not see it before. When someone else would read my essay they would almost instantly notice my grammar errors. Which made me feel like I really need to learn how to better see my own errors. When I thought about my essay I realized I never truly revised my essays, I just cleaned it up a little then turned it in.
The article is about life at Passmores School and Technology College in Harlow, Essex which shows teachers and students who are shown as being rude, aggressive, inappropriate and very informal. In addition It describes things such as teenage pregnancy, bullying, cyber harassment and many more negative factors of youth. The negativity towards teenagers is in my opinion is really unfair. This show that the writer had bad experiences with young people in the past, but I think it’s unfair that he express his opinions in such negative way. This writer is misinformed, incorrect and very insulting.
Your teen may rely on texting as his primary means of communication, but doing so can be stressful. According to psychologist Suzanne Phillips, writing for PBS, texting is instantly gratifying but it 's also anxiety producing. The instant connection can cause feelings of elation and self-value only to be replaced by the disappointment of no response, a delayed response or the misinterpretation of a short or seemingly curt response. Waiting for an expected text response can be stressful for a teen involved in a romantic relationship. Sending sexually inappropriate texts and photos is often damaging to a teen 's reputation.
Randy Cohen examines this question in his article, “When Texting is Wrong.” In Cohen’s article, he explains the downside and inappropriate times for texting and the effects from it. According to Cohen’s article, texting is not only becoming mentally harmful to younger age groups, but is also damaging to our communication culture.
Peer Pressured Teens Peer pressure influences teenagers in a few different ways, such as ditching, drinking, and drugs. I think Laurie Halse Anderson, the author of “Speak,” is saying is that in young teenagers’ lives, they are forced to participate in actions that they do not want to take part in. Melinda Sordino is influenced by peer pressure because she started ditching class (Halse). In the past, I have experienced being pressured to ditch as well. When it comes to peer pressure Melinda and I have ditching in common, but Melinda and I handled our situations very differently (Halse).