We as a society are evolving with each generation to come. We are getting stronger, faster, and smarter. Just as cell phones are no longer square blocks with numbers on them and TV’s are not in black and white, writing itself has also evolved. Once upon a time many wrote and spoke in a Shakespearean form of language and over the years it has evolved into something we call modern English. In recent years, technology has advanced greatly and cell phones have become one of our primary use of communication. With cell phones came a new form of writing called text messaging. Text messaging is used to send short, concise messages to anyone around the world. Often times text messages involve the use of abbreviations which stand for different things and also involves frequent use of emoji’s as a form of expression. This form of writing is now considered informal writing and is not acceptable in academic settings. In Michaela Cullington’s essay “Does Texting Affect Writing?” she touches on both sides of whether texting is hindering students writing or if it’s actually having a positive effect. She then makes is clear that she believes most students are educated enough to know when text speak is appropriate and when it’s not so therefore it has no effect on students. Although, I agree with her thesis, she lacks credibility due to her insufficient evidence. In addition, I also believe
According to the emotional processing theory, deliberate confrontation with feared stimuli can alter the relationships between
Zhang 1 Hao Zhang Professor Warmbold English 120, Section 06 24 March 2013 In the article “2b or not 2b”, David Crystal begins with discussing how others such as John Humphry argued that texters are “vandals who are doing to our language what Genghis Khan did to his neighbors 800 years ago. They are destroying it” (335). This is also the common belief of most people. People often argue about the bad points of technology over our language. However, Crystal believes that texting can improve children’s ability to read and write rather than hinder their literacy as many people claim. He also argues that not all texting are done in abbreviated words. Complex messages and institutional messages are often texted in standard form of
“Our generation doesn't ring the doorbell. They text or call to say they're outside,” this line is from one of the well-known social networks, Tweeter, which shows how the way of communication has change in this modern life. According to 2013 statistics by Business Insider, in United States alone, smartphone owners aged 18 to 24 send 2,022 texts per month on average — 67 texts on a daily basis — and receive another 1,831 texts (Cocotas). Nowadays, technology such as text messaging has practically replaced traditional face to face communication among the society primarily in young generations because texting allows messages to be sent fast and effortless. In order to quickly type what they are trying to say in text messaging, people are
Today, from toddler to senior citizen uses phone. The most used applicable applications in phone are the text or SMS. I wonder how many people even know what does SMS stands for. We use the short message service to communicate easily because it’s short and quick. The two articles “2b or not 2b” by David Crystal and “We Never Talk Anymore: The Problem with Text Messaging” by Jeffrey Kluger both talks about communicating through texting and our use of language. Crystal is in favor for texting and Kluger is against texting. I agree with Kluger when it comes to this topic, I feel learning how to have a conversation face to face is very important. “I talk to kids and they describe their fear of conversation,” says Turkle. “An 18-year-old I interviewed
An Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: A Case Study Focusing on a Patient with Generalised Anxiety Disorder. This essay will provide an understanding of the principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and its application to a case study of someone who has mild to moderate health problems. It aims to critically evaluate
In her essay “Does Texting Affect Writing?”, presented on April 18th, 2010, Michaela Cullington describes the use of texting and how it effects peoples writing. With the suppressing matter in consideration of technology has had a mass effect on human society. Texting has the ability to send information within a short period of time. Using texting, communication has been a problem with talking face-to-face. There is a concern of absence with using full text of words and seems to be a continuous predicament and could potentially hurt the face of the English language altogether. The transition from face-to-face communication is a lost art with the advances with texting. Cullington provides factual evidence to support her claims to express the
Hundreds of grammatically incorrect text messages are sent every day. In this essay I will research and explore the creative techniques we use every day, when communicating via short messaging services, and how they are eradicating the English Language as we know it. I will also be analysing these techniques
Texting has become the normal way of communicating with others in this generation. This is scary because to be completely honest, even though I know I am attached to my phone, I do realize that certain conversations I am having via text would be more effective and personal if I were to pick up the phone and call the person rather than being limited to 130 characters of letters onto a screen. One cannot understand the others tone of voice through a simple text message which is why some relationships and friendships are ruined due to texting.
Sarah Wright goes on to point out that this generation uses written communication more regularly now than ever before, albeit in unique forms. Text messages, social media posts, e-mails, and blog entries are all modes of communication that typically rely entirely on written words to inform the reader. Wright states that “for some people, social networking, texting, and e-mail have taken
Nicholas Carr’s article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?,” informs younger, upcoming generations on how the internet may have negative effects on the human mind. As time goes on and technology advances humans are becoming more dependent on the resources it provides. The way in which people abuse the internet is
The Effects of Text Messaging on Student Literacy Texting has become any every day task that many teenagers engage in on a day-to-day basis. I cannot seem to walk across my college campus without seeing at least one person glued to the phone screen typing away as fast as they can. The Centre of Science Education at Sheffield University found that about ninety percent of the youth have cell phones, and that ninety-six percent of this group uses them to text (Plester, Wood, Bell 137.) Texting is reported as the most preferred communication style (Cingel and Sundar 305).
Early measures of anxiety such as Taylor’s 1953 Manifest Anxiety Scale (TMAS) characterized anxiety as a trait or personality predisposition to react in a particular way to stressful situations (3). During the 1960s, Cattell used multivariate analyses to examine the structure of questionnaire items deemed to measure anxiety, and empirically distinguished between trait and state components this is according with (Ian McDowel, 2006).
Anxiety for this particular experiment is measured utilizing the German version of the Test Anxiety Inventory which contains 15 questions to assess the subjects interference, confidence issues, worry and excitement. Half of the subjects were briefed prior to taking the test on how adaptive testing operates; specifically for each correct answer given, the next question will increase in difficulty. Results of the study indicated that individuals who had higher test anxiety prior to the start of the experiment faired poorer than those who had lower anxiety scores. Alternatively, individuals with high anxiety levels who were given a traditional fixed item test faired similarly to their low test anxiety counterparts. One potential limitation of the experiment is that the results did not take into account the potential cause of the anxiety, such as stereotype
Texting is a fairly new form of communication that has taken the world by storm. It became popular around 2001, and originally had its limitations, such as the 160-character limit. But now that technology has advanced, texting has followed along and is now a convenient, casual, and a more immediate way of communicating. So naturally, texting has evolved also in terms of the language used within it. We see this mostly in the form of abbreviations and short hand spelled words. Some people argue that texting has ruined the English language. Studies and observations have shown that the benefits of texting and cyber speak are much more broad then expected. Textisms have been shown to increase phonology skills, brain activity, creativity and provide a relatable outlet for students in education.