Lecturer

Highschool students taking a life skills classes

Oncea baby is born, the sooner than later manages to cry. Surprisinglyenough, the child develops a perfect breathing rhythm just like thatof an adult. He or she also can be seen wearing a lovely smile justafter hours from birth. This turn of events leads in convincing manythat not everything needs to be taught in class. This, should,nevertheless, not be taken to mean that school is not beneficial. Tothe contrary, education is vital for the well-being and growth of thesociety (Bharath,and Kumar 344).However, not everything should be taught at school. Schools shouldfocus on teaching science and other related disciplines while thestudents are left to develop life skills on their own. To this end,it is clear that it is unnecessary for high school students to attendlife skills lesson on how to cook, vote and plan a budget.

Greatleaders have been identified first through their speech long beforetheir actions are seen. It is common for people highly placed insociety to be often quoted in various forums. The communicationskills in these people were not taught in school. Life skills lessonsdo not teach how to be an active speaker. These people have to learnby themselves. Great leaders are also good listeners (Bharath,and Kumar 344).This is yet another skill that is not taught in a life skill class.Some lessons are well learned through experience. For instance,planning a budget can turn to be a nightmare. However, when thingsget tight an individual slowly learns a few ways on how to design thebudget. Mostly, these lessons come after trying and failing. Thosewho fear to fail are likely to look for the means to help themperfect a skill before they try and thus life skill lessons. Eitherway, even without attending these lessons, one would still acquirethe skills.

Oneof the greatest achievement of humankind is conflict resolution.Previously, the world was engaged in two bloody wars. These wars ledto the death of millions and loss of billions worth of property.World leaders saw it fit to meet and reach a consensus which resultedin peace being enjoyed to date. Even on a lesser scale, people haveachieved great success regarding conflict resolution. The mostinteresting thing is that conflict resolutions do not follow the samescript (Bharath,and Kumar 344).People compromise differently in different conditions, but end upsettling the dispute. Apparently, most of these people solvingconflicts have never attended a life skill class. They have learnedhow to solve things through natural instinct and mostly throughfailure and persistence to succeed. This further proves thatattending life skill class to find out how to vote is unnecessary.

Notall babies cry naturally after birth. Some are forced to cry throughinflicting pain on them. Others are born with breathing complicationsand are helped and taught how to breathe. What is easy and natural toan individual may not be to another. According to Bharath,and Kumar (344), skillsthat may appear common may not be familiar to some people. Thesociety has experienced some changes. Unlike before where in afamily, only one spouse went to work, today both parents go to work.To this effect, skills such as cooking become hard to acquire(Bharath,and Kumar 344).Some families depend almost entirely on food from restaurants. Thismakes it more difficult for young people to learn how to cook whileat home.

Lifeskills are vital for a smooth life. How one acquires them should notbe of big concern. This is so because people have differentcapabilities. There some that learn fast while others take time tounderstand. Whichever the case, skills are still acquired. With thenature of the contemporary world, some skills are better taught inclass despite the fact that they still can be obtained withoutattending class. People should, therefore, strive to learn lifeskills in all manner of ways available.

Workcited

Srikala,Bharath, and KV Kishore Kumar. &quotEmpowering adolescents with lifeskills education in schools-School mental health program: Does itwork?.&quotIndianJournal of psychiatry&nbsp52.4 (2010): 344.

Lecturer

Theimpacts of technology on communication

Technologyis part and parcel of human life. It has become almost entirelydifficult staying without some technological devices such ascomputers, smartphones, and tablets. The main reason for thedevelopment is the ever increasing need for people to connectglobally (Flew 23). Moreover, the presence of internet has made suchdevices central to research and development. It is, therefore, notsurprising that people of all ages and social backgrounds haveembraced technology. Both young and adults have found themselvesglued to their devices most of their time. However, with theincreasing use of technology, there have been detrimental effects oncommunication. It is clear that there are little or no rules thatgovern how individuals communicate using the devices. Each personuses language that they prefer as long as the recipient individualscan get the idea in the statement. This paper, therefore, examinesthe retrogressive effects of the use of technology in differentenvironments on communication.

Definitionof keywords

Itis necessary to commence the essay by giving definitions to centralwords in the article. That would include technology andcommunication. In that vein, it would be wise to illustrate thedifferent technological gadgets that have increasingly becomeinstrumental in communication. Some of them include mobile phones,social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Whatsapp. While examining communication, it is crucial to note that there areguiding principles that streamline the course of effectivecommunication among different groups of people and entities(Vielhabor 308). The same provisions should be used to investigatehow users of technology adhere to them.

Metamorphosisof language as used in technology

Thepurpose of language is communication. It may be complicated trying tocommunicate without using language. It is, therefore, fundamental toexamine the various ways in which the application of language haschanged as employed in various technology provided platforms. Thearticle by Sarah Lefton, &quotAdvertisers on Google, are told tokeep it simple&quot she brings a grim picture of the manner in whichpeople use technology to communicate using non-conventionallanguages. They have twisted a lot of words to suit their interests.For example, Sarah says she received a suspension notice from Googleinforming her that they would suspend her account for a continuoususe of non-conventional language (Sarah). The statement in questionread, &quotCheck em out.&quot The policies of the search engineadvocate for the use of clear and undefiled language. At this level,the paper will also investigate the some of the reasons why users arecontinually changing the manner in which they use language and failto obey the principle of grammar.

Theimpacts of such changes in the use of language in technology oncommunication

Thereare a plethora of effects or consequences of misuse of language oncommunication. Most salient is the fact that it may lead to corrosionand ultimate death of proper use of grammar. Since most people willbe used to their unconventional means, they may forget and use thesame even in more formal settings (Biocca, 2013). Moreover, it maylead to miscommunication in case some parties fail to comprehend thecontent of the statement fully. The paper will explore a lot more ofsuch impacts.

Recommendationson how to reduce the impacts of technology on communication

Thework would be incomplete without coming up with the various ways inwhich to mitigate the adverse effects of technology on communication.An example has been provided by Google when they institute strictrules that guide how they use language on their website. Such rulesmay also be developed by other service providers.

Conclusion

Thepart will restate the hypothesis. It will indicate that indeedtechnology has had and continues to have a devastating impact oncommunication. However, the situation has not slipped out of controlas measures have been taken by institutions such as Google to addressthe matter. However, if the case is not properly addressed, then thefuture of the development of proper communication standards appearsvery bleak.

References

Biocca,Frank, and Mark R. Levy, eds.&nbspCommunicationin the age of virtual reality.Routledge, 2013.Flew, T. (2007).&nbspNewmedia: An introduction.Oxford University Press.

Sarah,L. Advertisers on Google Are Told to Keep It Proper.(2016)

Vielhaber,Mary E., and John L. Waltman. &quotChanging Uses of TechnologyCrisis Communication Responses in a Faculty Strike.&quot&nbspJournalof Business Communication&nbsp45.3(2008): 308-330.