Comment and Response to Texting and Writing by Michaela Cullington After reading Texting and Writing, by Michaela Cullington, I do not agree with many of her viewpoints. Cullington argues that texting does not affect a students writing. Textspeak, the abbreviation and shortening of words like used when writing a text message, does affect the way a student writes because they use the abbreviations, and their writings tend to lack punctuation. When a writer uses excessive abbreviations on a regular basis they can get stuck in the writer’s head causing them to use them in all of their writings. Cullington did make good points of her own opinion on texting and writing in her piece, but I disagree with her and believe that texting and textspeak can hinder a students writing. Texting may be fun and time saving with friends, but is looked down upon by many teachers. School papers should have correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Textspeak does not require correct spelling, many smart-phones will autocorrect the spelling, or the writer abbreviates the words. Grammar is not necessarily correct all the time because text messages are shortened as much as possible, and capital letters are disregarded to save time and keep messages short. Many text messages do not have punctuation because writers use fragment sentences and pay no attention to proper commas, semicolons, question marks and other punctuation marks. Text messages do not require the same standards as academic papers do. Michaela Cullinton used evidences from sources like USA Today, Jacquie Ream and Naomi Baron whom all agree that texting has a negative affect on academic writing. Jacquie Ream was a teacher and author of K.I.S.S.-Keep it Short and Simple. In this book she wrote, “We have a whole generation being raised without communication skills.” I agree with Ream, our generation does not use the same communication that we used in past centuries. People of all age know what a text message, email, or
Inside the argument of texting, one view is that texting has a negative affect on teens and their writing. alternatively, within the essay “Does Texting affect Writing” by Michaela Cullington she sees what students,instructors ,and professors have to say concerning the issues of texting. Then she involves her own conclusion after she conducts a number experiments concerning this issue. As well as studying other experiments conducted by college professors.
First, Cullington notes common arguments….
In her essay “Does Texting Affect Writing?” Michaela Cullington addresses the issue of text messaging possible causing poor communication skills and the use of textspeak, abbreviations used during text messaging such as “LOL” and “g2g,” in students’ formal writing. Cullington argues that text messaging does not have an effect on students’ formal writing. She addresses the opposition directly, even citing credible sources. However, she also cites credible sources with better information to support….
In “Does Texting Affect Writing?” by Michaela Cullington, Cullington states that texting will not influence the student’s writing skill (pg136). Nowadays, texting becomes an essential part of people’s everyday life. Some people think texting will have negative impacts on students by weakening their ability to write. On the other hand, some people argue that texting will perform positive effects on the student.
According to many teachers, student’s usage of textspeak, the abbreviation of some words….
In the article “Does Texting Affect Writing?” by Michaela Cullington, the author explains both sides of the ‘controversy’ regarding the kids within our current generation “are being raised without communication skills” (362). The reason to blame by many is the use of abbreviations in text messaging used in formal writing (362). To clarify, the abbreviations used in text messaging and other forms of communication are referred to as “Textspeak” (361). On the other side of the spectrum, supporters….
notice a decline in proper writing and a lack of critical thinking. In Michaela Cullington’s article, “Does Texting Affect Writing?” she discusses the concerns and benefits of textspeak, a word she uses to explain the text messaging language. While conducting her research, she found a source from the National Center for Education Statistics that claims that “… only 25% of high school seniors are ‘proficient’ writers” (362). Acknowledging the small percentage of students writing proper, most people believe….
Texting and Writing
Texting has been around for many years. Throughout these years, many have argued that texting affects writing in different ways. The argument of texting and writing is either a positive or negative influence on the writer. Although some think texting has a negative influence, it is a sufficient way for writers to express ideas frequently, language skills, and increase the amount of time spent writing.
Considering the amount of people that use text messaging, it is easy….
ago, to texting, emailing or instant messaging someone instead of calling, to something as simple as prioritizing daily tasks in some sort of electronic device instead of on a physical calendar. I will discuss some of the major points of the essays presented in the book as well….
numerous people ranging from students to possibly a boyfriend miles away but what affect do these advances actually have? Michaela Cullington’s “Does Texting Affect Writing?” and Jenna Wortham’s “I Had a Nice Time with You Tonight. On the App.” each address this topic through similar arguments. Cullington bases her argument on the idea that texting does not have an effect on writing. She focuses on research and opinions of others as well as gaining a closer insight through her own research. Cullington’s….
Writing is a great way to express ideas and thoughts within the mind. When it comes to texting it is a lot quicker to express ideas. Texting makes it easier to get the point. When writing an essay or sending a formal email standard english has to be in use, but when texting you can use slang or formal english.
Most people prefer to text rather than send e-mails or write notes. Nowadays people like for everything to be easy, so most adults and teenagers only text because it is a lot easier to communicate….
HON 20th Century American History
15 April, 2013
1. The Holocaust unit we learned about in class has impacted my life in many ways. It has changed a lot of my opinions on a variety of different topics and made me realize how horrific the Holocaust actually was. It was not until after the lesson was complete that I totally grasped the severity of the events that took place at the German hand. I was shocked and appalled by the actions and crime I heard about during….