Friday, June 20, 2008

Practice Final

Problems of New Internet Words

In Guess (2007), “In at least one central respect, proponents of technology in the classroom are on to something. Most students (60.9 percent) believe (the use of technology) improves their learning” (para. 2). Have you ever seen the internet words? You might have seen them on the chat. Nowadays, a lot of people in the world use the computer with the Internet. As we know, language is one of the important factors for human beings. It is that there are about eight thousand languages in the world. As civilization advances, people of today try to create new kinds of words because they want to use convenience and practicality. However, many kinds of people believe that it makes some social problems and educational problems. In Weeks (2008), “Professor Ben Yagoda has been teaching English for 16 years. Students, he says, are getting brighter. But their abilities to write clearly have deteriorated appreciably in the past four or five years” (para. 35). Many kinds of students lost their language of their own because of new kinds of the internet words. This phenomenon brings some kinds of social problems like a gap between young generation and old generation, confusion of language because most young people have used the Internet, while very few old people have used it. In fact, we have to reduce use of new kinds of language and learn educational programs about substance of language.

First of all, we should reduce use of new kinds of language from the Internet. Nowadays, many young people use the computer with the Internet. So, they create new kinds of language for a convenience. It is not a problem on the Internet, but they try to use new kinds of language in their daily lives. In Weeks (2008), “Most prose that young people read nowadays, Yagoda says, is unedited- blogs, text messages and instant messages. Consequently, ‘the things that suffer most are spelling and punctuation. They put a comma, not a period, where there is a pause’” (para. 36). Because of them, many kinds of young people have a trouble with the old generation. In school, they made some kinds of mistakes like grammar problems and vocabulary problems. Therefore, we should try to reduce use of new kinds of the Internet words.

Finally, we should provide educational programs about substance of language during and after childhood. Many kinds of young people use the Internet, so they learn many kinds of new Internet words, and they use them naturally. In Lee (2002), “Some teachers find the new writing style alarming. ‘First of all, it’s very rude, and it’s very careless,’ said Lois Moran, a middle school English teacher at St. Nicholas School in Jersey City. ‘They should be careful to write properly and not to put these little codes in that they are in such a habit of writing to each other,’ said Ms. Moran, who has lectured her eight-grade class on such mistakes” (paras. 37-38). Therefore, we should make educational programs with educational facilities about substance of language, and we have to learn and study them.

In conclusion, nowadays, most people use the Internet on computer and they often enjoy various things on the Internet. So, they make some kinds of social problems and language problems. Therefore, people should reduce use of new internet words and people also should learn and study about substance of language.


Guess, A. (2007, September 17). Students’ evolving use of technology. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved June 16, 2008, from

Lee, J. (2002). Nu shortcuts in school R 2 much 4 teachers. NY Times. Retrieved June 16, 2008, from

Weeks, L. (2008, June 15). The fate of the sentence: is the writing on the wall? Washington Post. Retrieved June 16, 2008, from www.tinyurl.com6bp4kz

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