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    One of my quirkiest traits―and a consistent topic of laughter amongst my friends―is my ever-present and never-fading habit of texting with perfect grammar. Semicolons, commas, and colons all make an appearance in my texting, a side effect of wanting to be a book editor when I grow up. Some might argue that because I use texting as a form of communication, my writing skills have regressed. Others argue that texting has actually benefitted my formal writing skills. In Michaela Cullington’s article…

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    How Social Networks Affect To Teenagers “How has social networks affected to teenagers?” This is a question had been asked since long time ago, from when social networks have appeared in this modern life as parts of our bodies. Everything has its own positive and negative effects, and the media networks are not exceptional. People always just care about the positive effects. Meanwhile, they neglect the negative effects of it, which are should be considered as well as the positive ones.…

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    Homosexuality In Oklahoma

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    Marriage is defined as “any of the diverse forms of interpersonal union established in various parts of the world to form a familial bond that is recognized legally, religiously, or socially, granting the participating partners mutual conjugal rights and responsibilities”. (“Marriage”) In Oklahoma, we think of it as some form for only a male and female to become unified. We Oklahomans are the 9th in the Top Conservative States in the United States. Being so conservative and being in the heart of…

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    Please respond to 6 of the following 7 questions with an answer of approximately 1/3 to 1/2 of a page. You will be graded on the content of your answers, as well as the clarity of your writing. Refer to the readings and class material in your answers if you think it is appropriate. 1. What are the three elements of a CAP analysis? Why is each element important in professional communications? The three elements of a CAP analysis are context, audience and purpose. Context refers to the situation…

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    Essay On Alienation

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    “The screen is taking over our lives” Alienation is something that is all too familiar these days with the constant use of technology. People are starting to feel more and more alone even when surrounded by a group of people. Technology has come a long way over the past few years. People can communicate with others all over the world with a click of a button. We have so much technology and information at our finger tips and most people are constantly on their phones that when actually in the…

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    For example, texting has produced abbreviated jargon used in regular banter, and this style of chatting has become ingrained into conventional language. If someone does not know how to properly respond to a text, they can easily just type LOL or an emoticon, and it is viewed as a sufficient reply. Technology has made exchanges so barren, it has dumbed down conversation by limiting a person 's expression of thought to the options technology provides. Due to this shorthand form of articulating…

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    Meichen Qian Prof. Amrine 17th Feb Prompt#1 My Digital Practice “Happy Valentine’s day”, the buzzing of my phone reminded me of the just-received text. I know it definitely was sent from my boyfriend although he was just sitting on my left. It is an all-too-familiar scene that we just peck away at our smartphone checking our Facebook feeds or texts. As I called his attention, his head slowly lifted and reluctantly kiss me. Then,…

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    McWhorter 2013). Caroline Tagg, a British linguist agrees with McWhorter and adds that in texting, verbal phrases such as “erm” and “oh” are being used, just as people use them while talking to each other informally (Richard Alleyne 2009). Also emoticons, ’smileys’ or visual descriptions of emotions are added to texts to make them more emotional and to convey facial expressions, since the two people are not able to see each other at that moment. On the contrary to instant messages, other written…

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    Jose Rodriguez English 1A Angela Cardinale 27 July 2016 How Social Media Effects Dating & Relationships for Millennials Studies have shown that usage of social media by couples has led to conflict. “Kerkhof, Finkenauer and Muusses reported (2011) that in relationships where there was excessive Internet use by one partner, there was also more partner conflict” (Graff 2015). We have all been to a restaurant and seen the people who are on a “date” but are glued to their phones. A big issue that we…

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    People are exposing their feelings in social media rather than talking about their emotions in person. For instance, someone can express their feelings by putting smiling emoticons through the media but be depressed behind screens.In Sherry Turkle’s article, “The Flight From Conversation”, she asserts, “Researchers around the world are busy inventing sociable robots, designed to be companions to the elderly, to children, to…

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