"Contoh Karangan"Guess I have not been writing a factual for a long time. I have been very helpful and kind. This is the essay I help Chong Mui to write. Aduh~ put here as the "model essay" muakaka....most of the numbers are made up by me....it's crap lar, who doesn't use improper lanuguage while chatting.....and even blogging? Hah, not me definitely =p
Handphone has become one of the neccesity of the modern society. A handset however, is only useful when complimented by a telecommucation service company which provides users with services like calling, voicemails, multimedia messaging service (MMS), GPRS and Short Message Service (SMS). In this article, SMS will be the main focus because it is one of the mostly used service among the mentioned services. According to one of the statistics shown by Maxis, one of the leading telecommunication service company in Malaysia, its users has sent up to 1.7 billions of short messages last year. This tremendous sum is not surprising because it has become a trend for handphone users, especially youngsters to use SMS. It is popular because it is cheaper and “cooler”. Despite that, the usage of SMS does bring some debatable issues since the problem of language abuse rears its head among some students. This inevitably affects students in terms of their writing and spelling skills.
We can easily spot banners from different companies which boosts the usage of SMS by offering 5 sen per SMS, 1 sen per SMS or even 0 sen per SMS everywhere. This is actually a marketing strategy the entrepreneurs use to encourage handphone users to SMS more. Their target group is the teenagers who are also students. There are many reports on students using the “SMS language” during proper language lessons. The “SMS language” is basically short forms created by youngsters to save time and space while sending an SMS. This type of language is informal and sometimes incomprehesible because it differs from a group of friends to another. It is also not recognised internationally unlike the proper abbreviation that has been agreed by language scholars. A lecturer from the United States once failed his student for using the“SMS language”in his essay because he claimed it as a disrespect for the beauty of the language. The student on the other hand was frustrated and rebutted that we need a change to keep up with the fast pace of the modern world and that the shorter the language is, the faster and easier we are able to present an idea.
That is not the only example. Students tend to use “u” as in “you”, “2” as in “to”while writing. Those are a few common examples but the list goes on. Sometimes, words like “didn’t” is substituted by “din”. There is a bias in the meaning because “din” by itself means noisy. “2” in the SMS language is not only being referred as “to”, but sometimes “too” and also the number “2”. This causes not only deterioration in the writing, but also confusion is spellings. Students would slowly neglect the importance of using proper language while writing, become unable to admire the exquisite language that has been inherited from the ancient wisdom since millenniums, and even lose interest for learning the language. This will be a big loss for literacy and language studies.
Apart from that, a minority of students even cheat through SMS during examinations. Some students rely too much on SMS-ing that they couldn’t take their hands off from their handphones. Whenever they hear a beep, they would think of it as their incoming SMS whilst it is actually other people’s. This distracts them from focusing in their studies. Therefore, parents and teachers should be sensitive towards youngsters’ habit of using SMS. Students should be encouraged to use proper language while SMS-ing and be taught to appreciate the beauty of language.