Text Messaging: Its Impact on the Spelling Proficiency of the First Year Students

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TEXT MESSAGING: ITS IMPACT ON THE SPELLING PROFICIENCY OF THE FIRST YEAR STUDENTS Published November 28, 2010 | By Rizalyn Researchers: Mikel D. Bainto Rheanel M. Esquejo Research Adviser: Debora B. Sampaga Background of the Study Texting has become an integral part of our lives; it has developed very rapidly throughout the world. Initial growth of text messaging starts with customers in 1995 sending an average 0.4 messages per GSM (Global System for mobile communications) per customer per month. (Wikipedia, 2009) Today, text messaging is the most widely used mobile data service, with 35% of all mobile phones users worldwide or 4.2 million to 7.3 million phone subscribers at the end of 2003 being…show more content…
SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION Summary After floating questionnaires regarding the effect of texting to the spelling proficiency of first year student of Aldersgate College Science High School, the researchers came up with the following significant data that texting habits had diminished the spelling proficiency of the students. Conclusion The researcher therefore conclude that texting habits affect the declining spelling proficiency of students, text languages often confuse the students with the correct spelling of the words leading to usually misspelled words. Recommendation The researcher would like to recommend that a further study about the effect of texting in the spelling proficiency of students would be done in a longer period of time with a larger number of respondents who should be observed in an adequate period of time. Writing, a linguistically complex skill, draws heavily upon our cognitive abilities. Dr. Mel Levine confirms this in his book, A Mind at a Time, (2002), by stating that “Writing is one of the largest orchestras a kid’s mind has to conduct.” Does text messaging harm students' writing skills? Yes. I believe students are carrying over the writing habits they pick up through text messaging into school assignments. Maybe.
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