Negative Effects of Internet in Education

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Negative Effects of Internet in Education

The Internet has evolved to become one of the fastest and most efficient tools a student can use to perform research and to learn about the world. However, the Internet also has created difficulties for educators who must teach and grade skills that cannot be developed through the Internet or skills that may be diminished as a result of the Internet. O

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Spelling and Grammar

A generation of students has developed spelling skills largely dependent on abbreviating words and phrases, translating letters to numbers, communicating through text-based symbols and intentionally misspelling words. Students who often use online venues such as IM, chat and social networking can find it difficult to adopt the more traditional modes of communication necessary to achieve passing grades. Handwriting

Students who have rarely depended on handwriting will find it difficult to create consistent, legible writing and will instead need to rely on typed words to communicate. This deficiency will affect both the student's grades in handwriting-based assignments and any writing assignment in which the teacher cannot read what was written. Unreliable Sources and Plagiarism

Students frequently conduct research by using sources that lack credibility and are potentially inaccurate, such as wikis. In addition, students can end up committing plagiarism because of their confusion about accepted research methods and their lack of research skills. Students might also plagiarize an obscure article, poem or short story for a writing class simply because they don't expect to be caught or because they expect instant success with little effort.

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