Argumentative Essay for Using Laptops

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In recent years, laptop computers have been playing a ubiquitous role in society. Generally speaking, there are more and more people carrying them along in restaurant, airport lounges and bookstores. On the other hand, laptops are also an important component in the educational process. As a matter of fact, they do offer an array of advantages, while some people think using laptops in the classroom is a learning impediment and a distraction. Although some people suggest that laptops should be banned in class, using laptops can be more beneficial in enhancing learn experience, convenience of note taking and class activities, efficient communication in class, and spelling skills of students with learning disabilities. Some people believe that laptops have no benefits for students to use in class and it distracts students from in-class learning activities; however, a majority of college students own computers and wireless devices and believe that Internet use has enhanced their learning experience in class. At first, students using laptops in class had higher motivation. Moreover, in terms of a mount of studies, laptops have also been shown to improve student achievement or learning. According to the report “Students also reported that laptops provided support for academic activities such as being able to access resources, following lecture notes, and participating in computer tasks during class. In addition, students noted that laptops contributed to their academic success by helping them to focus better in class, organize themselves, and improve their overall academic efficiency. With respect to communication, some students mentioned that laptops helped them share information and notes with their peers. For a smaller subset of students, learning new technology, addressing special needs (e.g., attention deficit or English as a second language), and having access to administrative course information were viewed as beneficial.” (Robin H.) ,...
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