In Michaela Cullington’s article “Does Texting Affect Writing?” she addresses a superstition that the older generation of today believes to be a possible issue. This issue is the potential for texting via cell phones to negatively affect young peoples’ abilities to write correct, formal papers. In her writing, she logically dismissed these accusations by providing proof against this believe while presenting her defense in a persuasive manner.
The research article “The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard: Advantages of Longhand Over Laptop Note Taking” was written by Pam A. Muller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer, and published by the Psychological Science in 2014. The article focuses on a series of previous research on the topic and studies with the goal of providing evidence to answer their two main questions. The first question is which one the two note taking strategies works better and increases academic performance longhand note taking or laptop note taking. The second question is how verbatim overlap (word for word) affects our learning. In the article, three studies were conducted similarly but as the studies were made something new was added to explore new aspects of learning.
Technology provides students with easy access to information which otherwise would be difficult to obtain. Before technology, students had to read a book in order to look up what they needed. This would take hours, sometimes days. According to Edmund J. Gleazer School of Education, “Students can look up specific information or questions from a teacher, find answers, and do more research without even leaving their desk” (Edmund J. Gleazer School of Education). Technology provides students with a wide range of libraries and sources to enrich their learning.
Although technology is denying us the privilege of upper cognitive analysis, our minds still know the acceptable times to use and not use formal writing. In the article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid,” Nicholas Carr examines the human dependency to the Internet while in “Does Texting Affect Writing,” Michaela Cullington studies the possible effects of “textspeak” and its connection to current writing skills. “Textspeak” is the language of texting that has considerable amounts of grammatical error. The individual organic computer in the human skull known as a brain has been slowly changing its organic makeup. The brain has begun to change its primal neural pathways (thoughts), which has had a negative impact on memorization, concentration, and addiction; the only scientific correlation between this alteration and time is the human population and its advancements in technology.
The article “The Writings on the Screen” by Tiffany O’Callaghan talks about how this generation reads more frequently, and the style of writing has changed immensely. Tiffany also talks about how taking notes by hand rather than a computer will help you understand the topics of the lecture, and also help you retain the information. She emphasizes on the fact that using a laptop for an educational purpose is problematic, and distracting, not only to yourself, but to others around you. This article also talks about how writing by hand forces your brain to process the information you heard.
I think Birkerts is right when he says education has changed. In school teachers are showing power points and slideshows to their students, which is very hard to write down notes. The advantages of having slides are the students can listen to their teacher instead of writing down notes which saves
First of all, the article states that " Even when studens in the experiment were given a week to study thier notes, thoes who took notes on a laptop preformed worse on a test than students who wrote thier notes by hand." That right there shows that writing is important and will be benifical to the brains learning process. This article also states that, "Typing and printing by hand require individual rather than connected movements like cursive requires. Neither typing nor printing involve communication better both sides of the brain." What I gather from this quote is that it pushes the brain to become strong in thinking by using
The author’s mood throughout the entire article was pushing toward handwritten notes. In the selection the author states, “ The students who were taking longhand notes in our studies were forced to be more selective- because you can’t write as fast as you can type “ this means that the students who took handheld notes are forced to think more critically about the points written down. This note-taking strategy requires a student to focus more
“While some argue, cursive writing belongs in the archives and common core ushers it out of schools, the evidence shows we need it as much as ever.” says Jennifer Doverspike. Some people may question why it is still necessary for cursive to be taught in our schools. Especially when we are no longer in the 21st century. Where we have now entered the new age where technology is constantly on the rise, and tablets and iPhones have taken over. This drastic change has allowed our children and adults to take the easier route. Although the electronic world has taken over and has added new elements to the writing world. Researchers have found a strong connection between writing by hand, the mind, language skills, memory and artificial thinking.
Cursive writing is essintial and has been proven to be good for our minds. Phychologists found students learned and processed material better when using the cursive method. It help students summarize idea rather than just typing the words their teachers say. A study showed that over a week of taking notes, those who typed their notes did worse than those who took note with handwriting. I believe this to be very true. I think that handwriting involves using your hand, eye,
Putting pen to paper simulates the brain like nothing else, even in this age of e-mails, text and tweets. In fact, learning to edit in cursive is shown to amend brain development in the areas of mental conceiving, language and working recollection. Cursive handwriting stimulates brain synapses and synchronicity between the left and right hemispheres, something absent from printing and editing
I start to forget what I am about to write or even what i am about to say if i am doing something else at the same time. In the article “No”, the director of research google inc. says that “the new technology of writing will create forgetfulness in learners’ souls because they will not use their memories.” He is pretty much describing me when he says that we won’t use our memories, because it’s not that i don’t want to, it’s that it is sometimes difficult to, like when I am writing I can forget something that is really important just because i am so focus on what is being typed instead of the words that i’m typing. In the last article “the toll for children” in the fifth paragraph, the author basically says that the researchers are worried about the consistent technology and they think that it is causing attention problems and I very much agree because like i have stated I forget things easily from being distracted with something
In a college setting, it is common to see students with a laptop computer taking notes during a lecture. On the surface, it is easy to see why students would prefer to use a keyboard for typing
Furthermore, as communication and writing skills diminish our school performance begins to be affected. The entertainment of mobile devices distracts nearly every student in the classroom whether it is texting, or playing games, or surfing the net. Mobile devices also play a big role in communication by making it possible for students to easily communicate with each other when they should not be. The power to communicate with virtually anyone is a major distraction. Some teens are so attached to their technological devices they sleep with phones on and wake up to answer text messages they get at night. When kids have cell phones in their classrooms they are extremely distracted from what is actually being taught. They are looking down and playing their games or going on social networking sites instead of listening to their teachers. With the constant distraction of technology and teens short attention spans reading and writing skills have suffered significantly and vocabularies are shrinking. This relates to their education and their ability to do well in school. Another problem is that technology provides students with the ability to explore numerous search engines for any problem they come across and copy them word for word. It seems that students don’t spend time thinking; they are simply repeating information instead of learning concepts and ideas. When students do this, they do not actually learn the