Technology has impaired writing skills and creativity among the students-For the topic

Posted: June 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

”I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high oe’r vales and hills
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils
Beside the lake, beneath the trees
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze…
These are famous lines from the poem ‘Daffodils’ by William wordsworth. Close your eyes and you can actually see the fluttering daffodils in ur minds eyes. The poet’s creativity comes through so smoothly. Writing skills, power of observation, creativity as such other humanane skills come to the fore. Its sheer thoughts…in other words the thinking mind which lets loose the reign of thoughts that have made such masterpieces and many such others possible . Respicted teachers and my dear friends on these thoughts let me begin to put forth my case before you all.
At the outset- I have two questions for my dear friends and classmates present here: -When was the last time you wrote a letter in your own handwriting? – When was the last time you decided to solve a jumble, write a poem or even decide to paint a picture? I’m sure a majority of the responses would be in the negative…
Friends and teachers…the brutal and sad fact is that technology has impaired writing skills and creativity among the students…And I am in full agreement with this statement and would be speaking in support of this proposition.

Clearly, technology has overwhelmed us. We have almost become extensions of the machines that we play around with day in and day out. Today, if we have a problem – we don’t think, we just google and merrily copy and paste and claim it to be our idea.
The other worrying factor across the world, in schools and colleges, students are mechanically lifting content from the internet and calling it their own. Even Phd students, the brainpower of a nation, have been caught flicking content from the Internet. Is that right? Wont that in a way have a direct impact on the country’s progress?
These cold blooded machines are killing our originality and creativity.
Not very long ago, people took pride in the legibility of their handwriting. An impeccable handwriting meant that the person was considered learned and educated. Today the keyboards have rendered good handwriting redundant…If you look at smses or even internet chats you realize that the language and spelling are simply atrocious. There are abbreviations, short-forms, smileys and emoticons for practically everything…
Technology is severely impacting the all round development of students and creating inward looking zombies The student of today is losing his grip over good language and good power of expression.
There are reports by psychologists which have clearly said that
– Technology aids like computers create a false sense of confidence which can adversely impact a student’s academic abilities while using a pen and paper they will fear failure.
-The report says that using software that immediately tells children to correct errors like spelling and grammar disrupts their thought patterns and stunts their ideas..
-The report goes on to say that children who hand write are able to produce almost twice as many ideas as those using computer technology to write a creative story. End of the day, computers are a good support tool they should not replace handwriting entirely.
-The research shows that if there isn’t enough focus on traditional handwriting, children under 10 years may not realise their full creative potential.”
In the end I would like to say that technology is important, there is no way we can get away from it but we need to preserve our human traits. Let us be thinking, creative and humane individuals where at times the heart rules over the mind.
We shouldn’t allow the computer with its cold logic and binary system steer our lives and snuff out human creativity and spontaneity.
So dear friends lets put on our thinking caps and give wings to our creativity instead of just mindlessly clicking away on the I-pads, keyboards and remotes.Tap, jog your thoughts for its all in the mind….


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