Farmington High School Student's Negative Cell Phone Use Essay

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When was the last time you saw a teenager without their cell phone? They may forget their lunch money or their homework, but they don't leave home without their phones. Farmington High School students are no different than teens at other schools. For many Farmington students their cell phone use can have a negative impact on their school work. Studies have shown that students may be paying more attention to their phones than they are to their class work. Often during class, a student will be texting a friend with some unimportant message instead of paying attention to the teacher. They may look like they are quietly listening to the instructor , but under the edge of the desk, the hem of a jacket, or a stack of papers their fingers may …show more content…
When was the last time you saw a teenager without their cell phone? They may forget their lunch money or their homework, but they don't leave home without their phones. Farmington High School students are no different than teens at other schools. For many Farmington students their cell phone use can have a negative impact on their school work. Studies have shown that students may be paying more attention to their phones than they are to their class work. Often during class, a student will be texting a friend with some unimportant message instead of paying attention to the teacher. They may look like they are quietly listening to the instructor , but under the edge of the desk, the hem of a jacket, or a stack of papers their fingers may be typing out some chit-chat news that has nothing to do with what they should be learning. Professor Fang-Yi Flora Wei, Ph.D. of the University of Pittsburg points out that "In-class texting interferes with the students ability to pay attention, which is necessary for effective cognitive learning (sciencedaily)." When we cannot understand or remember information, the result is usually poor grades. Also, according to Wikidot.com, Tech-Nation texting has a negative effect on the student's ability to write papers. They are having problems with punctuation and run-on sentences. Shortcuts found in instant messaging and texting have been finding their way into papers students are writing. They are in such a habit of writing "u" and "ur"

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