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How is text messaging affecting teen literacy

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Jia Qi Low

on 17 November 2014

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Transcript of How is text messaging affecting teen literacy

Chapter 1: Overview of the topic
What is text messaging? What is literacy?
Nowadays, majority of the people tend to text message by using mobile apps to communicate with their friends.
People today tend to text message with that a whole range of shortcuts and total abandonment of grammar.

Chapter 2: Literature Review
Pew Research Center Publications article, Teens, Cell Phones and Texting: Text Messaging Becomes a Centerpiece Communication
Research in UK described by David Crystal’s (2008) book
Mphahlele and Mashamaite (2005)
Chapter 3: Research Methodology
Research Methodology
Quantitative Research
Chapter 4: Data Analysis and Findings
Kluang Chong Hwa High School Student Survey
To what extend text messaging give impact in communication and writing skill?
Kluang Chong Hwa High School Student Survey
Is text messaging a waste of time?

Chapter 5: Conclusion and Recommendation
Through the research above has shown that
Text messaging will affect the teens in communication and writing skill
Text messaging is a waste of time.
Thank You
How is text messaging affecting teen literacy?
Name: Low Jia Qi (B1400821)
Class: DIP1ENG02 English 2
Lecturer: Ms Nalini Devi

Research Objective
To find out how text messaging affecting teenagers’ literacy.
Research Problem
Perform poorly on grammar.
Reduce the need for human interactions and to be warm.
Parents nowadays keep buying their children the technology devices.
Research Question
To what extend text messaging give impact in communication and writing skill?
Is text messaging a waste of time?
Teenagers will be more aware not to text messaging that much.
Teenagers also be aware while text messaging with abbreviate is not that big problem but not in the formal writing.
Research Instrument
40 high school students from Kluang Chong Hwa High School
Parent play an essential role.
Teenagers may train themselves to text message with formal language.
Question 1: Do you spend more time on text messaging rather than communicating face to face with your friends?
Question 2: Do you text message with abbreviate and mixed language frequently?
Question 3: Will you send more than 50 texts in a day? (No matter through “Line”, “Whatapps”, “Wechat”, “Facebook”, “Twitter”, etc. )
Question 4: Have you found that text messaging has affected your communication and writing skill?
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