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Texting and Driving - ... The teen drivers are able to do and go where they want or do whatever they want this is when dangerous things can happen while they are on the road. Wil Craig’s story: “In 2008, when an Indiana high school senior, Craig was riding in his girlfriend’s car as she drove and texted at the same time. Distracted she wrecked the car. The driver had no serious injuries. But Craig suffered a collapsed lung, four broken ribs, and a traumatic brain injury. He spent eight weeks in a coma. After he learned to walk and talk again and eventually returned to school, Craig began sharing his story with other teenagers—so far more than 10,000—to help stop teen texting and driving” (Jackson 1)....   [tags: Distracted Drivers, Safety, Texting]
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Texting and Driving - ... What this shows us is that if cell phone use while driving is banned the number of car accidents and fatalities will decrease dramatically. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, 20% of injury crashes were the result of distracted drivers and of those killed, 995 of them reported that a cell phone was the primary distraction (US Government Website for Distracted Drivers). 16% of drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal accidents were a result of driving while distracted (US Government Website for Distracted Drivers)....   [tags: Driving, texting, legalization]
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Why Texting and Driving Should Be Banned - There is 250 Million American who has a cell phone. Georgia house bill 23 would ban texting and talking drivers who are under 18 years old (Dickensheets N. Pag). Some people think that texting while driving should be unbanned because not everyone would be impaired when performing this task. However I think texting and driving should be banned because it costs too many injuries and death you see on TV and the news that are related to this. Some people thinks that driving and texting is just a simple task like picking up a phone and just press random buttons on it....   [tags: texting bans, driving, texting,] 565 words
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The Dangers of Texting While Driving - ... Simply because someone feels like they must respond to a text immediately is why many of the accidents occur and most of the time this lead to a vehicular accident that can result in death. The biggest age group affected by this problem would have to be teens aging from 16 up to adults aging around 30. In the end, no one benefits from this problem other than the law enforcement team who has worked so hard to stress the importance of no texting while driving and funeral homes that are being paid for burial expenses....   [tags: technology, texting while driving]
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The Pros and Cons of Texting - Step onto any college campus and take a look around.  You will find clumps of students standing around in circles, phones in hand, typing away.  What is it they are doing. Texting. Ever since the first text message was sent in 1993, the use of text messaging as a means of communication has spread like wild fire, especially amongst the adolescent generation. And with this new form of communication a new language has appeared; text-speak, the shortening of common words into abbreviations and acronyms (Drouin 49)....   [tags: Texting 2014]
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Communicating without Texting: The Key to Healthy Relationships - Communication is the key to any healthy relationship along with other factors. When text messaging is the main type of communication a relationship is bound to have many problems. Communication is supposed to be face- to- face and not electronically. Text messages are also a thing that alters trust between spouses. Many times people use text messages to be sneaky. There are many times when text messages have caused many scandals. Text messaging also lacks a needed amount of emotion. You can not always express the way you feel through a message because it can be taken that seriously....   [tags: Communication, Relationships, texting,] 1521 words
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Is the Idea that Texting is Raping our Vocabulary Exaggerated? - In the Mobile Data Association press release of February 2009, it was stated that 78.9 billion text messages were sent in 2008 alone. This is a staggering increase from the 41.8 billion just two years previous. With OFCOM revealing 49% of 8-11 year olds now have their own mobile phones and 82% of them are regular texters, it seems the craze is fixed on an upward trend and Humphreys’ culprits are now starting younger than ever before. The 38% year on year growth from 2007 to 2008 demonstrates texting to be one of the few areas seemingly unaffected by the World-wide credit crunch....   [tags: texting, mobile phones, cell phones, vocabulary, ]
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Teen Texting - ... Many people would also agree that it is not a phenomenon to see teenager’s texting while in the car with their family or while hanging out with their friends. While texting allows them to communicate with those who are not present, it eliminates them socializing face to face with the people they are currently with. (Faber). It would not be uncommon to for a teenager who is standing alone to suddenly pull out there phone and begin to text. Most teenagers do not like to be alone, but instead of branching out and talking to someone around them, they will usually grab their cell phone and text someone they are comfortable with....   [tags: Autocorrect, Technology Affecting Society]
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Texting and Driving - ... The public will not change their dirty driving habits unless the penalties become real. One cause of the problem is the concern that created laws will simply by ineffective in truly preventing texting while driving, causing law makers to hesitate the process of imposing stricter laws. Concerns raised in evaluating texting while driving legislation echo concerns raised in evaluating the efficacy of most legislation—whether the proposed law will serve its stated purpose, and whether it is over- or under-inclusive (Ferris, 2011)....   [tags: law enforcement, text message, habit]
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Impacts of Texting - ... She has been studying this for 3 years now. Sherry Turkle believes that having a conversation with another person teaches kids to, in effect, have a conversation with themselves causing them to think, reason and self reflect. Cell phones and smart phones sometimes cause their owners to focus on the phones and not the individuals using them or the people around their surroundings. Excessive use of cellphones and the major distraction they can cause may lead to children feeling neglected and may cause them to lose emotional connections they have with their parents....   [tags: technology, cell phone, tex messages, language]
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The Texting Revolution - Many people today will agree that communication has vastly increased on a global scale. People can send messages instantly through - what one could easily guess - instant messaging, schedule a meeting with a simple tweet or text, or even hold their own conference discussions simply from their cellular phones. This can be simply stated as this: communication methods are constantly changing, and with these changing communication methods also comes language changes. There are people who will go with the flow of the changing language, and there are those who cannot seem to let go of the old ways....   [tags: Communication ]
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Effects of Texting on Society - ... Disadvantages Although texting allows easy communication between people, texting is something that should still be done responsibly. MythBusters, a television show that tries to prove or bust myths, did a study on how dangerous texting and driving is. MythBusters decided to go to the extreme and compare texting and driving to driving while intoxicated. According to their study, texting and driving is just as bad as driving while intoxicated ("Killer Brace Position"). My professor, Dr. Branyon, was also a victim of how distracting texting is....   [tags: Technology, SMS, Voicemail]
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Texting While Driving - A study made by Virginia Tech, says that an individual is twenty-three times more likely to get in a car accident if they are distracted by a mobile device (cbsnews.com). Thirty-eight states have banned texting, and 8 states have partial bands on texting and driving. Evidence shows that drivers that are distracted by a phone, while behind the wheel of a 4000 pound vehicle endanger not only themselves but others as well. “You’re a hazardous driver to yourself and everybody else” (Web MD). The impacts and effects associated with texting and driving should be outlawed because of the danger that every single driver and passenger are at risk of....   [tags: Distracted Driving]
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Texting While Driving - She was driving home late one night after a football game, her friends at her side when she got a text message. She thought about not checking it, but couldn’t wait until she got home. She picked up her phone and read the message.  It was her boyfriend.  “What are you up to?” Everything was fine and she hit reply and started a message back.  Twelve characters into the message she was in the other lane and another vehicle was coming, a truck. Her friends screamed and she didn’t have time to swerve....   [tags: Distracted Driving]
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Texting While Driving - In the state of Texas, there are more than four bills that are already put into place regulating the use of text messages while driving. As of now, the ban on texting while driving only pertains to certain groups of drivers. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety states that texting while driving is prohibited for drivers who are in school zones, under the age of eighteen, and for bus drivers when they have minors on board. Forty-one of the fifty states have laws banning texting while driving for some or all drivers (Insurance Institute for High way Safety)....   [tags: Distracted Driving]
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Texting While Driving - Texting while driving is a form of ‘distracted driving.’ The term not only applys to using cell phones when behind the wheel, but also to actions such as eating, drinking, putting on make-up, smoking, and using other devices such as iPods and GPSs. These activities lead to “inattention blindness” which defers drivers focus from the road to the device within their line of view. Distracted driving has thoroughly increased since the invention of new technologies. Texting is physically and visually impairing while driving (Hanes, Massis)....   [tags: Distracted Driving] 759 words
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Effects of Excessive Texting - ... This specific form of technology not only enables societies to keep up economically but provides improvement in business operations, and strengthens social relations (Ilahaine and Sherry, 2009 pg. 96). While this overview of the relevant variables will aid the analysis, not all of the stated variables were addressed effectively in the existing literature. The results from this research will directly address the current gaps, and I will clearly state where it is not possible to provide more details....   [tags: introversion, extroversion, communication]
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Texting While Driving is Dangerous - ... Text messaging also has its own language which shorten longer words and phrases such as “Thank you”, is shorten to “ty,” the word “To” is “2,” and other example is “your welcome” is “yw.” Being familiar with cell phones and texting by experience, it does create a danger for texting and driving. As the audience made of many people with different nationality, age, and males and females, not everyone shares the same opinion when it comes to the dangers of texting and driving. People of most ages have cell phones and know how to text, and the youth of today is learning at an early age to learn how to use technology....   [tags: legal issues, text messaging]
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Texting While Driving - ... And lastly, manual distractions which are any distractors causing you to take your hands off the wheel such as reaching for your phone to send that quick text. By taking the chance of sending that quick text, you are not only endangering yourself, but many other drivers and pedestrians as well. Innocent people’s lives are being taken every day due to a simple distraction that can easily be avoided. The National Safety Council states that car crashes are four times more common to take place while the driver is on their mobile device over any other causes (National Distracted Driving 1)....   [tags: Cognitive Distractors, Reaction Time]
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Dangers of Texting While Driving - ... The chart in Dr. Grohol’s article shows the type of inattention and the population attributable risk percentage. Dialing on a hand-held device is 3.58 percent, reading is 2.85 percent, and talking/listening to a hand-held device is 3.56 percent. (Grohol) Those are the three highest after drowsiness. Another study, which was conducted by Officer Pennings, was actually testing the ability to text while behind the wheel. He had set up cones on school property so that the “self-proclaimed professional texters” can test how well they really drive while texting (Approaches)....   [tags: Traffic Laws, Car Accidents]
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Texting in Class to Enhance Learning - Technology has been slowly integrated into the classroom for many years now. Some maybe older than others, but they have all seemed to make the learning and teaching process much easier and effective. Computers were introduced to the curriculum to help students better understand data collection, research, and word processing and Power Points were even added to give visuals to lessons. Cell phones on the other hand have been given the cold shoulder, and even completely banned by some schools. According to the article, “Are We Dialing Up Disaster,” by George Engel and Tim Green, eighty-four percent of high school students report to owning a cell phone and that number continues to increase (Engel 39)....   [tags: Technology ]
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Dangers of Texting and Driving - ... To adjust from a time when technology was more so a luxury than today where it is a near necessity to have a smart phone, laptop computer, and other forms of technology, it takes a great adjustment by society. In fact it is thought that, “This technologically driven change in the brain is the biggest modification in the last 200,000 years” (Restak 411). Of course, as is true with all adjustments there is a rough patch where troubles and problems arise until the evolution of our brain is able to catch up and fully adapt....   [tags: technology, distraction, cell phone, safety]
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Texting: More Drawbacks than Benefits - Texting, the new age means of communications involves a series of point-to-point signals that are transmitted through a network. It first originated from radio telegraphy and the key idea behind texting was to use this “telephony-optimized system”, and to transport messages on the signaling paths needed to control the “telephony traffic” during time periods when no signaling traffic existed. Texting nowadays has become more of an exasperation than help in many aspects of life. Due to texting our generation is loosing key interpersonal communication skills needed to survive, texting removes the human aspect in communication skills....   [tags: Nonverbal Communication]
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Driving InTEXTicated - As cell phones become more popular, texting while driving is becoming the most widely known cause for car accidents among teens. The alarming rate of incidents where texting is involved is getting more parents worried and warning their children about the danger of texting while driving. Parents are urging the fact that drivers should pay attention to the road and traffic, not their phones. A popular study of 18 to 24 year old drivers showed that 66 percent of them have texted while driving. Since texting while driving is becoming more popular many states are passing a law to ban the use of any cell phone device while in a vehicle....   [tags: texting, driving, ] 530 words
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Driving While on The Phone - As technology advances, people become notorious for using their electronics in inappropriate situations. Teenagers in present day commonly text at the dinner table, while crossing a street, and even while driving. Not only do teenagers text, their parents do, as well. Texting is a frequent fad among the young adults, it also a convenient method for parents to keep in contact with their children. People nowadays have to be in contact with friends and family at every moment of the day especially while driving it is the equivalent of driving under the influence, using hand-held devices (like Bluetooth) will decrease the number of accidents caused by phones, and studies show texting reduces a persons reaction time....   [tags: Driving Texting]
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Study Proposal: The Effect of Texting on Students' Test Scores and GPA - The effect of texting on 18-22 year old college students’ test scores, and GPA. Throughout college towns, at any given day or time, a person could stop on a corner and glance around to very likely see numerous students walking while texting on their cell phones. It may appear obvious that this action will cause those students to be distracted and possibly walk in to something or someone, yet there is a bigger problem to address. The larger issue I am interested in is the affect this heightened usage of text messaging may be having on the learning abilities of college students....   [tags: Research Proposal] 859 words
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Recent advances in technology are ruining the English language - ... Furthermore, smartphones have come with an ‘auto-correct’ feature which automatically corrects words that are spelt incorrectly; as a result, teenagers are not aware of their spelling when they type because they do not pay attention to the words that they are typing. The auto-correct feature would not help improve students’ English at all because the students would not learn how to spell words accurately. The social media is another example on how the English language is being modified through the increased use of incorrect word choice and register....   [tags: communication, texting]
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Digital Playground - ... This leaves the originator of the message in a very embarrassing social situation. Sex-ting can also lead to legal issues for those involved. In Pennsylvania a group of teenage girls’ ages 14-15 sent nude pictures to a group of boys ages 16-17 and now all of them are now facing child pornography charges. In Florida, an 18 -year- old young man is now a registered sex offender after circulating nude photographs of his 16 -year -old girlfriend. (Pew Research, “Teens and Texting”) The Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy reports 20% of teens admit to sex-ting and that it “makes them feel more confident” resulting in “ more aggressive personality” and possible “ higher sense of sexual aggression.” Sex-ting makes it more comfortable for teens to expose themselves without looking the other party in the face; it gives a false sense of it “not being as bad” than if it is in person....   [tags: Cellphones, Texting, Addiction, Sexting] 1347 words
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How Text Messaging Has Affected Teenage Culture - The technology of text messaging has affected language, driving, bullying and flirting in the teenage culture of America. Text messaging has urbanized into its own sub-culture around a form of grammar that is incomprehensive unless you know the slang and what the abbreviations mean. According to a study done at Pew Research Center, 88% of teenagers have a cell phone so it’s not unexpected that text messaging has became the norm in our society. Today’s teenagers are writing more than ever even though it’s on a cell phone....   [tags: Texting, Cyber Bullying 2014]
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The Dangers of Distracted Drivers - ... Studies also state that you can take the driver away from the cell phone but you cannot take the behavior away from the driver “www.news.sciencemag.org/2012/08/why-cellphone-bans-dont-work”. These also involve 108 people, equally divided into three age groups, which is in the age range of 20s, 40s, and 60s. As a result, if more people obey by the cell phone ban law while they are driving, their behavior as a driver will improve and they won’t be considered as a distracted driver. How could talking to others in the car result in killing someone....   [tags: texting while driving]
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Online Writing vs Formal English - ... I keep loose ties to family, friends, past and present co-workers, and acquaintances, that without Facebook would be lost in the crowd. I give an obligatory “Happy b-day” when Facebook notifies me to do so. I share posts of websites that slightly amuse me, and exaggerate “too funny”, with no punctuation. Much text based communication is exaggerated, because there is not much in the way of emotion with this medium. Email is a slightly better use of my writing skill. I mainly use email for business, so I need to sound more professional....   [tags: Online Chat, Texting] 760 words
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Cyber Generartion - ... With the ability of receiving and sending calls, it could also receive and send emails. With an addition, it came with an address book, calendar, appointment scheduler, calculator, world time clock, and games (Sager). The advantages of having and using a smartphone the right way is saving time and space. Technology is everywhere, at home, at school and in our pockets. We humans are careful not to lose them more than losing our wallets. Technology mostly affects the teenagers since it’s the most valuable and visible item they consume....   [tags: Technology, Teenagers, Texting, Smart Phones]
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Motor Vehicle Safety - ... These programs educate the public on the risks of DUI and promote safer driving and smarter choices. MADD has even received support from alcohol companies because of their focus on the offender, and not blaming the alcohol companies. Alcohol related highway fatalities in 1982 were at 57% of all fatalities. This number dropped to only 38% by 1999. In 2005 vehicle crashes were a leading cause of injury and death for children over the age of one. 510 children 3 years or younger were killed in a highway accidents in 2005.Proper restraint for children must be used until they have reached the recommend height....   [tags: motor accidents, driving, DUI, texting, injury]
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Use of Cell Phones in Schools - ... Students bring their phones to class anyways and they are distracted most of the time they are on them. If they make them use their phone to do classwork, there is a bigger chance they will pay attention. The students will also have even more resources to finish an assignment and the media centers won’t be as packed. Less class trips to the media center means that there is more time to have discussion with the students and to fit lessons in. Another reason many teachers believe that usage of phones in the classroom is beneficial is, because studies have shown that parents are spending more money on videos games and phones than they are on school supplies like books (Kilsfoye)....   [tags: education, texting]
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Cell Phones and Driving - Cell Phones and Driving As you say goodbye to your children as they prepare to go out for the evening you encourage them to have a few drinks before driving home. While this is not realistic to think any parent would encourage their teen to drink and drive, it is something that one might as well tell them if you permit these children to talk on a cell phone while driving. Is has been proven in many different states that teenage drivers are more susceptible to accidents without the use of a cell phone, but when they choose to add a cell phone to the mix, the potential for an accident increases significantly....   [tags: Driving Texting ] 1491 words
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Driving and Cell Phone Usage - Nikki Taylor, a famous supper model who's career started at the young age of 14. At the age of 26 was in the prime of her life. But a tragedy occurred in April of 2001, she suffered severe liver damage, when the driver or the 1993 Nissan she was riding in spun into a telephone poll. Why. All because the driver was distracted while reaching for his ringing cell phone that was caught under the seat. This was not a fatal accident, but there are several thousand accidents involving cell phones that turn out deadly....   [tags: Cell Phones Texting Driving] 1218 words
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Cell Phones Kill - Cell Phones Kill Are you sick and tired of having your life endangered by drivers who are too self-important to put their phones down and pay attention to the road. Once presented with the following information, one will be convinced not to use one's cell phone while driving and remember to "drive now and talk later". A drive around any town provides enough evidence for most of us that cell phone use is threatening the safety of anyone who navigates on or near our roads. The exanimation of articles from The New England Journal of Medicine, Tom and Ray Magliozzi and Patti Pena are all for getting rid of cell phone use while driving....   [tags: Driving Texting Distracted Driver] 1406 words
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Using Mobile Phones While Driving is Risky - Mobile phone use in motor vehicles has increased at a remarkable rate over the past 15 years. Yet it is undeniable that utilizing a cell phone while driving can affect driver performance as it relates to the overall safe operation of a vehicle. There are a number of things to consider in deciding whether the trade off in convenience is worth the potential risks associated with the distraction created by a cell phone. Given the fact that the individual driver (and/or business owner) ultimately pays for the resulting consequences associated with an auto or truck accident (financial, emotional and physical lose); it is prudent to seek out relevant and reliable information in making a decision....   [tags: Texting Driving Cell phone car accident] 1640 words
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Avoiding Stress During Testing - Testing is important because it is one of the ways to evaluate our performance in school as well as in regular activities such as obtaining a drivers license, employment etc, but it can create high levels of anxiety to the test taker. Stress is usually a result of misconception of what is on the test, as well as the preparation of the test taker. In order to have a successful test taking experience, it is important to implement test taking strategies. We will cover a few to help you have a positive testing experience....   [tags: Testing, ] 451 words
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Testing is Overrated - Students dread the time of the year when they stop with their course material and begin to prepare for test. Everyone is in agreement that some type of revolution is needed when it comes to education; eliminating standardized test will aid the reform. The need for standardized testing has proven to be ineffective and outdated; some leading educationalist also believe this because the tests do not measure a student’s true potential. This will save money, stop labeling, and alleviate stress in students and teachers....   [tags: testing, education, standardized testing, ]
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Standardized Testing - I. Standardized tests can not accurately measure intellectual merit because racial and gender stereotypes interfere with the intellectual functioning of those taking the tests, according to Stanford Psychology Professor Claude Steele. The educational system in United States has been using standardized tests to evaluate the performance of students. The first documented achievement test took place in the period of 1840-1875. The earliest tests were meant for individual evaluation, but the results were used to compare schools and students....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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Standardized Testing - The No Child Left Behind Act and Standardized Testing: State, National, and International American Education has been a work in progress for the past century and a half. To measure its progress, successes, and failings, there are standardized tests. These tests have been used to compare schools, states, and nations. The key subjects being tested as a universal measure are mathematics, reading, and science. To help improve the scores on these tests, the United States put into law the No Child Left Behind act in 2001....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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Standardized Testing - ... The SAT has changed how students learn and comprehend, mostly for the worst (Cole, Hulley, and Quarles 20). Stephanie Schneider, a public school teacher says “It’s like checking to make sure a plant is growing properly by repeatedly ripping it out of the ground and examining the roots. When that plant is placed back into the soil, it does not remain the same but rather is traumatized by the drastic act”(30). She argues that there are better ways of assessing where a child stands academically than forcing the student to take a standardized test against his or her will....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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Animal Testing - Animal Testing As history shows man has endured and overcome many diseases and illnesses. These diseases killed many people and caused many to suffer. Most of these diseases have been cured do to mans medical research. Medical research has improved people’s lives along with increased life expectancy greatly. These medical breakthroughs have helped mankind in many ways, but in order to achieve these advances in medicine many animals suffered through testing. These test done to animals have improved the lives of many humans who would have suffered themselves....   [tags: Animal Testing]
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Animal Testing - Animal Testing In the 1880’s, Louis Pasteur conducted one of the most unpleasant series of animal experiments in the history of the fight against infectious disease. Unable to see the organism that causes rabies with the microscopes available, he convinced a skeptical medical community of the microorganism’s existence and also the possibility of vaccinating against it. He did this by doing work on rabbits and dogs. In 1885, after much heart searching, he tried out his rabies vaccine on a nine-year old boy, Joseph Meister, who had been bitten 14 times by a rabid dog....   [tags: Animal Testing] 686 words
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Animal Testing - Is it right to take the life of an innocent animal. Animals have been burnt, crushed, sliced, electrocuted, tortured with drugs, poisoned with toxic chemicals, and tormented in psychological testing. They do all these test just to make money or find if a chemical is safe for humans. Is this right. Lab experimentation involving animals is inhumane. Animal testing is cruel because an animal s life is just as important as a human s life, people are exploiting animals, and animal testing doesn’t t show whether or not a product is safe for humans....   [tags: Animal Testing] 418 words
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Animal Testing - Animal Testing Animal testing is the running of tests and the research done in a laboratory on animals. Some of the tests are done to benefit human lives and other tests are done to determine side effects of a certain household or cosmetic products. It is a topic that has been up for debate for many years not only in the United States, but all around the world. While some support the advances that come from the research others oppose the cruelty that the media projects to society. No matter what one’s opinion of the subject is, it is still something that our society and culture deals with....   [tags: Animal Testing] 809 words
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Animal Testing - Animal Testing Speaking Outline: Animal Testing Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience about the three major ways of how scientific experiments on animal is inhumane. Introduction I. Put yourself into an animal’s position. Imagine that you are being poked and probed by needles for the benefits of humans. II. Animals are being abuse more and more everyday in scientific experiments. III. I have pets and I’m against animal testing, so knowing that animals are used in research is appalling. IV. Some research and scientific experiments are impractical and immoral....   [tags: Animal Testing] 581 words
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Animal Testing - animal testing “Beauty without cruelty” is the outcry that can be heard from animal right activists around the world. The FDA does not require companies to perform tests on animals but if the cosmetic product contains chemicals that can be seen as toxins, testing becomes a necessity. There are currently thirteen safety tests that are performed on animals. Anti-testing activists deem these unnecessary and consider them to be cruel. “Fourteen million animals are used currently in the U.S. to test toxicity and irritancy of cosmetics and household products” (Hannah)....   [tags: Animal Testing]
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Animal Testing - ISSUE: For the most part, we would not be able to live very comfortably without them. The question of what is considered proper treatment of animals has been highly debated by groups looking at both the moral and ethical issues of the situation. What exactly is our proper role with regard to non-human creatures. Do they have any rights, or may we do as we please with them. These are questions that politicians all over the world have been arguing about for many years, and still is as controversial as ever....   [tags: Animal Testing] 1193 words
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Animal testing - When it comes to animals and their rights, there is a definite line between our needs and our taking advantage of those species that we consider inferior. As long as man has existed he has been carnivorous, and the same holds true for many other species of animals. Animals are a necessity to humans for survival, whether it be for food, clothing, etc. However, the unnecessary torture of animals through testing is not a necessity for human survival. When it comes to the needless torture of animals that we claim to benefit, the animals lives need to be taken into consideration....   [tags: Animal Testing] 1951 words
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Animal Testing - Animal Testing Using Animals for testing is wrong and should be banned. They should be entitled to the rights we have. Every day humans are using defenseless animals for cruel and most often useless tests. The animals cannot fight for themselves therefore we must. There should be stronger laws to protect them from laboratory experiments. Although private companies run most labs, experiments are often conducted by public organizations. The U.S. government, the Army and Air Force in particular, has designed and conducted many animal experiments....   [tags: Animal Testing] 932 words
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Drug Testing Throughout Society - Drug testing has become a huge and lucrative business. According to a recent Ezine article, “with at least fifteen large U.S. corporations supplying laboratory testing, employees and others are only a few minutes’ drive from a testing facility.” The article goes on to say that drug testing ranges from employers who use drug testing as a pre-employment screening tool to parents who want to keep tabs on the well being of their teenagers. There are many groups that frequently use drug testing as a screening mechanism ....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]
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Emphasis on Standardized Testing - ... Students also develop skills such as leadership, creativity, self-discipline, motivation, honesty, and resourcefulness, along with many other skills. The standardized tests put more focus on the curriculum rather than the real-world knowledge that will help the students succeed in life (Hicks). Many parents are opposed to their students taking standardized tests because they narrow down what education is supposed to really be about and they narrow down the students’ horizons (Zezima). These skills are important to each student’s development in school and in life....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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The Genetic Testing Controversy - ... Other tests were formed, and her daughter went through many developmental pediatricians. Multiple tests had to be made for the mother to figure out that her daughter had Rett’s syndrome, which can be more costly and difficult. Not only are the tests costly and may need more than one, but they are also late on retrieving them. Some tests may take up to days, weeks, months, and even years to get back. This can cause a lot more anxiety disorders and depression waiting to not know what may really be going on with someone’s body....   [tags: Genetic Testing Pros & Cons]
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No drug testing in the workplace - ... Organizations cannot require staff or prospective staff to organize their lives in such a way that they maximize their productivity at work. Sociable drinking, late nights and childcare responsibilities, for example, can all impact on performance at work. The private activities of employees are a legitimate concern only if they impact on performance to a degree that exceeds. They may reveal that drugs were used weeks or months previously, and cannot distinguish one-off users from people with serious dependency problems....   [tags: legal issues, drug testing]
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The Controversy of Testing on Animals - The Controversy of Testing on Animals Facilities that use animals for teaching, experimentations, surgery or testing purposes are known as research facilities. Currently, there are twelve animal research facilities in the state of Alabama ("General Information on Animal Research"). There are many different reasons why animals are used for research. Animals are used to test the products used in cosmetics, for biomedical research, for military defense and food production. Many people including the general public, scientists and government officials do not necessarily agree to the terms and conditions to which these animals are used for testing The optimistic viewpoints for animal testing are that it assists researchers in finding drugs and treatments to advance health and medicine....   [tags: Animal Testing, Medicine, Cosmetics]
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Standardized Testing Is Counterproductive - Excessive testing has been integrated in the public school system to measure student intelligence, observe teacher proficiency, and distribute federal funds since the passage of the No Child Left behind Act (NCLBA) of 2001. The (NCLBA) ‘‘called for 100% of the nation’s public school students to become proficient in mathematics and reading by 2014’’ through the usage of standardized testing (Hanson 3). Since the inception of this policy there have been numerous issues involved in these tests. ‘‘Instead of providing equal access for all children, the frenetic use of mandated testing in schools and in teacher education is having the opposite effect’’ (Richardson 34)....   [tags: Problems With High Stakes Testing]
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Standardized Testing a Failure in Education - Standardized testing scores proficiencies in most generally accepted curricular areas. The margin of error is too great to call this method effective. “High test scores are generally related to things other than the actual quality of education students are receiving” (Kohn 7). “Only recently have test scores been published in the news-paper and used as the primary criteria for judging children, teachers, and schools.”(2) Standardized testing is a great travesty imposed upon the American Public School system....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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Pros And Cons Of Standardized Testing - ... mathematics scores dropped since the use of standardized testing became nationwide. Then you have to consider the idea of quality over quantity. Is it better to have a large, easily attainable, quantity of results, or is it better to have more substantial representation of student achievement that takes longer to acquire. Then there are also the disadvantages that affect both teachers and students. Teachers are no longer expected to just present the information that would aid students, but they are now arguably forced to “teach to the test”....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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Animal Testing: Pros and Cons - ... The improvements are very beneficial to not only humans but also animals alike. On the other hand, there are many harmful toxins and ingredients in the testing materials that cause harm to animals. Animal advocates believe that all creatures should have the same rights as humans (The Issues). Those include a full life without pain or suffering. From People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), it is stated that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “‘urges cosmetic manufacturers to conduct whatever tests are appropriate to establish that their cosmetics are safe.”’ And furthermore, the FDA “‘does not specifically mandate animal testing for cosmetic safety”’ (Product Testing)....   [tags: Animal Testing Debate]
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Animal Testing is Torture - ... Michael Leavitt, former Health and Human Services Secretary of the US Food and Drug Administration, states that 90% of trails fail, therfore 1 out of 10 trails are a success (BUAV n.d). While this is just one example of the pain these creatures are going through, there are several more such as: spraying the animal with toxins to observe how long it takes them to die and testing the animal for cosmetic research (Choose cruelty free n.d). What's more, after all the torturous testing the animals are then slaughtered....   [tags: Negative Effects of Animal Testing]
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The Standardized Testing Debate - ... In “Standardized testing undermines teaching,” the author Diane Ravitch in review of her book, The death and life of the great American school system: how testing and choice are undermining education, highlights various cons of Standardized testing. She states that standardized testing resulted from the No child left behind bill enacted by congress that aimed at ensuring that all children in America would attain free elementary education. Although the author was at the forefront of advocating for this system, she is now opposed to it....   [tags: High-Stakes Standardized Testing]
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Problems With Standardized Testing - In Standardized Testing and Its Victims, an article written for Education Week, Alfie Kohn states: Standardized testing has swelled and mutated, like a creature in one of those old horror movies, to the point that it now threatens to swallow our schools whole.... Our children are tested to an extent that is unprecedented in our history and unparalleled anywhere else in the world. While previous generations of American students have had to sit through tests, never have the tests been given so frequently, and never have they played such a prominent role in schooling....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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The Standardized Testing Nightmare - ... The author proposes that inquiry is the key to enhancing creativity, while still meeting the demands of standardize testing. (Longo) Inquiry based learning is a form of teaching which involves the teacher as a guide on the side. In other words, the students guide their discovery, by formulating questions and figuring out how to answer those questions. This way students are invested in their learning and are more motivated to get the results. This activity includes connecting data and forming explanations, using critical thinking skills to make guesses, and testing the explanations....   [tags: High-Stakes Standardized Testing]
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The Disadvantages Of Standardized Testing - ... Another problem arises with essay questions. Essay questions cannot be scored by a machine so they are often scored by people who are often overworked. Errors occur in scoring an essay especially if written sloppily (Dolezalek 58). Errors can also be made by testing companies. “In 2002 test company Pearson made mistakes in grading 8,000 tests that determine whether high school seniors in Minnesota would graduate. The errors were caused by poor quality control. Excess moisture caused the test papers to expand before they were scanned....   [tags: High-Stakes Standardized Testing]
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The Drawbacks of Standardized Testing - ... Vogell also said very few universities in America offer classes in the science of testing and how tests should properly be developed. Since the people who make the test aren’t educated enough on the proper way to make them, scoring errors happen frequently. Many states report errors that have to do with misspelled questions, missing parts of paragraphs, and bad questions. In fact, “A 2009 federal survey found that thirteen states had testing problems” (Vogell A1). This is a huge problem when these tests can determine a child’s proficiency in a subject....   [tags: High-Stakes Standardized Testing]
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The Cons Of Standardized Testing - The Standardized Testing System, instituted in the public school system, has been used as a guideline in assessing a student’s comprehension of the subjects taught in the classroom and for measuring a teacher’s aptitude of relating the subject material to the students (Fletcher). Florida has instituted a new Bill SB-736 that will now no longer grant teacher’s tenure, and will use the scores from the FCAT to decide whether a teacher will keep their job. While originally created to help the school system, standardized testing has been shown to have many problems, and even to cause harm to students, teachers, and schools....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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The Disadvantages of Standardized Testing - ... Instead, they are being taught to perform well on standardized tests and are labeled as unintelligent if they don’t. Young children are born with creativity and we see that when they are playing and pretending. According to Sir Ken Robinson, in Slon’s (2013) article, “by the time they get to be adults, most kids have lost that capacity” to be creative. The fundamentals of creation and experimentation are not part of the standardized testing mechanism. Not every teacher teaching the same subject is going to emphasize the same area of that subject because each teacher has a different idea of what is important for children to know for that particular subject....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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Standardized Testing: The SAT and the ACT - Standardized testing has played an important role in the college admission decisions. The role of admission exams is always changing and evolving with time. The most prominent exams used are the SAT and the ACT. Their purpose is for gauging student knowledge for placement and possible success rate. Each test is comprised of numerous educational factors to gauge knowledge. The SAT and the ACT derived from other test forms to become what they are today. In addition to being an entrance exam, the grades obtained from these exams are used to formulate statistical information....   [tags: Testing, Evaluation Essays]
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Standardized Testing and Teacher Cheating - ... One view states that all teachers should instruct and prepare the students by the standard benchmarks, and rest assure that come test day they will succeed to the best of their ability, and it will be an accurate representation of their teaching abilities. This method assumes that the standardized test is an ultimate accurate representation of the material a student should have mastered. Another method that could be defended by utilitarianism is that all educators should do everything they can to help the student achieve a high test score; resulting in higher funding for all school districts and “happiness” for all....   [tags: High-Stakes Standardized Testing]
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