Effect of texting and shortcut spelling on academic achievements of secondary school students

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Effect of texting and shortcut spelling on academic achievements of secondary school students

Abstract

Emergence of communication through modern modes of communication such as texting has greatly influenced the written communication among students. This impact of texting can also be traced from their academic writings. The present research investigates those Effect of texting and shortcut spelling on academic achievements of secondary school students.. It focuses on the factors that are affecting the academic performance, regarding the possible influence of textisms in language on student’s spellings. Being quantitative research in nature on its way to uncover the questions under investigation are based on two sources of data; structured close and open-ended questionnaires and written checked assignments taken as primary data from secondary school students in Anambra state. This research unveils the greater part of students’ textisms language that how formal writing is influenced by text language. The present study reveals that the use of text language by secondary school students is good only in their text communication text has short space of 160 characters, so they need to precise it to deliver the long message in short words. In contrast when students use these textisms terms in their academic writing that become a reason for spelling mistakes and it creates a major problem for students to memorizing correct spelling for formal writing.

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