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During the Ramadhan, I did writing to my 5 Bestari on an


argumentative essay with the topic of Yes or No to bringing
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Brainstorming session
A very slow process. Maybe because of the insufficient flow of oxygen
in their brains due to fasting. What they came out with were these:
Advantage: (1) for emergency. (2) phone usage such as calculator and
converter may help in lessons.
Disadvantage: (1) distraction. (2) phone misuse (pornography, cheating
in exam). (3) social problems (theft, bullying).

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Nowadays, people, especially students, are desperately crazy about


getting their hands on the variety of handphones such as Iphone or
the Galaxy Notes. However, there are advantages and disadvantages of
bringing the handphone to school.

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For one thing, handphones can make the lesson easier. A handphone
has a lot of usages. For example, students can use the handphone to
calculate in Mathematics lesson by using the calculator function.
Furthermore, the students can also listen to music to release the
tension during recess.
On the other side of the coin, bringing handphone to school may invite
the phone misuse. Taking and sharing inappropriate graphic materials
is one of the misuses of handphone. Irresponsible students like to
download and share the explicit materials although the materials are
not suitable for them. Besides, it can help students to cheat in
examinations easily. So, the increase in their marks means nothing
because it does not show their true academic performance. Thus, there
is no guarantee for the students to have a bright future.
Secondly, bringing handphone to school is very important because it
can be used for emergency. For instance, when fire happens at school,
the parents can call their children and ask about their condition.
Besides, it can also be used when students are sick at school. They can
call their parents to tell them about their health. They can also use
their handphone to call their parents when they are late to return
home.
Meanwhile, bringing handphone to school can cause many social
problems. Problems like bullying and theft will arise because of the
handphones. If the senior students see that their juniors are bringing
more expensive handphones to school, they will feel threatened. As a
result, they try to seize the handphone forcefully. Theft or stealing
may also happen when a student carelessly leave his handphone in
the classroom.
On top of that, handphones will become a distraction in the students
lesson. New messages or incoming calls will surely distract the
students focus on what the teacher is saying in front of the class.
Their brain cannot cope with doing two different things at the same
time.
In a nutshell, whether bringing the handphone to school is good or bad

highly depends on how the students use it. Unfortunately, their immature
behaviours are not suitable for this privilege because if you give them an
inch, they will take a yard. Thus, the government should not allow the

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students to bring the handphone to school.

Group 2

Yes or No to bringing handphone to school


The handphone is on everybodys lips nowadays. It is such as a
wonderful tool for education, work, information and play that
sometimes we wonder how we survived before this. Some people call it
the eighth wonder of the world while others think of it as disruptive.
So, does a handphone become a wonderful tool or a disruptive tool at
school?
For one thing, handphone can be used for emergency calls. When a
student feels sick or involved in an accident, the teacher may quickly
call the students parents and tell them about their sons condition.
This is because the parents numbers will already be in the students
phonebook and the teacher does not have to waste time searching for
it in the school students database.
On the other side of the coin, bringing the handphone to school may
cause unwanted distractions. Students can easily lose focus in their
lesson when they receive new messages or have incoming calls. The
school may instruct the students to turn off their handphones during
lesson but, in reality, there are not many students who really adhere
to school rules and regulations.
Secondly, there are many useful functions for the handphone. It can
normally become a calculator, a music player and also a unit
converter. Sometimes, students use the handphone to calculate
numbers in their Mathematics lesson, and some other times, they use
it to convert numbers from meters to inches in their Science lesson.
On the other hand, the students act immaturely and misuse the
handphone functions. There are many instances where students use
the handphone to take and share pornographic pictures or videos.
Irresponsible students might also use their handphone to cheat in
examinations. What is more with the handphones ability to store so
much information in its memory card, the students can put the whole
text books in it!
Moreover, the adverse effect on students when they use a handphone
at school is the increase of social problems. For instance, when a
student brings an expensive handphone to school and his friend is
jealous of him, theft or stealing may happen. This kind of social
problem will only add to the many socials problems already at school.
In a nutshell, bringing handphone to school will only become a tool of

destruction instead of a tool of construction. Therefore, it is better to leave


the handphone at home.

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Group 3

Yes or No to bringing handphone to school


Nowadays, handphone usage is popular among the students. Every
student wants his or her own handphone. Moreover, the phone has
many usages apart from just being a tool in communication. Students
use it in nearly everything they do and they cannot be separated from

their handphones even for a second. The interesting news is


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their handphones even for a second. The interesting news is


handphones can now be brought to school. Is it really a good idea?
For one thing, handphone can be used when there are emergency
cases. For example, students can use the handphone to contact their
parents when someone disturbs them. Additionally, when they have an
extra class, they can inform their parents that they will be late in
returning home. So, their parents will not be worried and waste their
time waiting for their children.
However, handphone usage in the class will distract students from
concentrating in the lesson, especially when they receive text
messages or calls while the teacher is teaching. Their fragile
concentration will also be disturbed when some boring students start
playing phone games or surf the Internet.
Secondly, handphone has many useful functions such as being a
calculator or a unit converter. Students can use these functions to
help them in their lesson. Besides, handphone can be used to release
their tension by listening to the music while teachers are not in class
or during the recess.
However, there are also tendencies to misuse the handphone. Students
might use their handphone to take or share pornographic pictures or
videos. What is more, they can also use the handphone to cheat in
examinations.
In addition, bringing the handphone to school may increase social
problems such as bullying and theft. Bullying usually happens when
the senior students discover that their juniors bring more expensive
handphones to school. They will think that it degrades their reputation.
As a result, they will try to take the handphone by force. Furthermore,
students who are careless and put their handphones everywhere will
invite thefts. This will bring more unwanted problems to school.
In conclusion, bringing the handphone to school is not a good idea

whatsoever. The disadvantages far outweigh the advantages. With our

students immature and irresponsible attitude, the handphone will quickly

become a tool of destruction. So, in order to prevent this from happening, it


is best to prohibit the handphone usage in school.

Group 4

Yes or No to bringing handphone to school


Bringing handphone to school is happy news to student because they
like it very much. With the advance in handphone technology, is it
possible to bring handphone to school? Like everything else, there are
advantages and disadvantages. I feel that the disadvantages far
outweigh the advantages.
For one thing, handphone can be used to make emergency calls. For
example, students can call their parents when they want to return
home early if they are sick at school. On top of that, they can call their
parents when they want to return home late after school because of
the extra class or co-curricular activities.
On the other hand, using handphone during school will cause
distraction. Students who use the handphone during lesson will lose
their concentration. For example, when their teacher is teaching, they
use the handphones to text someone. As a result, they will lose
concentration to what the teacher is saying. They will also lose their
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concentration to what the teacher is saying. They will also lose their
focus if they are concentrating on the lesson and a new message
suddenly shows on the screen.
Secondly, using handphones can help students in studying. For
example, the students can use the calculator function of the
handphone during Mathematics lesson. Besides, students can also use
the unit converter to convert numbers from meter to inch.
Furthermore, students can also listen to music when the teacher is
not in class while doing their work or at the canteen while having
their meals.
However, there is a tendency of students misusing their handphone. It
usually happens when they use the handphone for useless or
dangerous information. For instance, they download pornographic
videos or pictures and share them with their friends.
Moreover, bringing handphone to school will give rise to social
problems such as bullying and theft. Bullying sometimes can cause
death. It happens when students want to take other students
handphone. In addition, the students who leave their handphone
everywhere can cause theft.
In a nutshell, bringing handphones to school is not good for students
because handphones can make students unable to focus on the lesson.
Moreover, it adds to the long list of social problems which the school
already has.

Group 5

Yes or No to bringing handphone to school


In this globalisation era, people feel like handphone is the basic need in
their life. It is the trend these days, especially for teenagers and
students, to desperately get their hands on the latest handphone so
that they will not lose to their friends. But the question is should the
students bring their handphone to school?
For one thing, students can use the telephone during emergency cases
which may occur anytime. So, students must take precaution in order
to help them whenever they become sick at the school, have to return
home late because of extra class or involve in accidents.
On the other hand, if we bring handphones to school, many social
problems may occur such as bullying and theft. Poor students who are
unable to buy a high quality handphone which may cost more than a
thousand will resort in bullying with the purpose of seizing the
expensive handphone from the rich students. Other than that, the
problem of theft in school will increase because, instead of money,
there will be handphones for the taking. It absolutely will waste
teachers time and energy in finding the culprits.
Secondly, bringing handphone to school is important for the lesson.
The functions of the handphone such as being a calculator or a
converter are important to students. Students can also surf the
Internet to find important information for their lesson. They can
finish their homework and projects that need them to surf for
information. The development of the technology may enable students
to surf the Internet anywhere. Thus, they can get benefits from this
technology if they use the handphone for good purposes.
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However, phone misuse will definitely occur when the students bring
their handphone to school because of the teachers inability to observe
all the students at school all the time. With the latest technology in
many gadgets that are in the market nowadays such as Ipad, Iphone,
and Android, students can easily get negative information from the
Internet. This may occur in the form of inappropriate graphic
materials. Irresponsible students download them and share them with
their friends. In addition, students can also cheat in their examination
by misusing this technology.
When all is said and done, it is confirmed that there are many
disadvantages of bringing handphone to school as opposed to its
advantages. Students need to benefit from this technology in a good
way and must not misuse the technology to do negative things but,
unfortunately, their young minds still cannot tell the difference
between both.

Group 6

Yes or No to bringing handphone to school


In this era of globalization, where the world is getting smaller,
handphone is on everybodys lips more than McDonalds or Kentucky
Fried Chicken. It is such a wonderful tool for communication, education,
work, information and play that sometimes we wonder how we
survived before this. Some people call it the eighth wonder of the world
while others condemn it as disruptive.
For one thing, bringing handphone to school has its advantages. For
example, it can be used in case of emergency. If the students are in a
dangerous situation like being alone at the bus stop or threatened by
other students, they can call their parents or the police for help. The
handphone will also become handy if they are going to be late because
of the extra class or co-curricular activities.
However, handphone may cause distraction for student in the class.
During the lesson, pupils will not concentrate on what the teacher is
saying because they can be very enthusiastic in meddling with their
handphone, either texting their friends or playing games. During
examination times, teachers do not want the pupils to be distracted,
so allowing handphone in classroom will defeat this purpose
ultimately.
Secondly, using handphone can help students in their study. The
students can use the dictionary in the handphone to find meanings
for difficult English words. There are also many useful applications in
the handphone such as calculators, Internet browsers, cameras and
music players.
However, phone misuse may happen. Irresponsible students search the
Internet for useless information or inappropriate materials and share
these materials with their friends. Another thing is, students might
use the phone to cheat in the examinations.
Moreover, many social problems such as theft will arise when
students bring their handphone to school. For instance, a rich student
brings an expensive phone to school. When someone knows about
this and steals the phone, the victim will report this matter to the
teacher. Thus, the school has to waste time and make an unnecessary
spot check in order to find the culprit and the handphone.
In a nutshell, whether bringing handphone to school is good or bad depends
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In a nutshell, whether bringing handphone to school is good or bad depends

on how the students use it. Unfortunately, the students nowadays have the

tendency to misuse the handphone because of their immature minds. If you


give them an inch, they will take a yard. Therefore, school should not allow

the students to bring their handphone to school because it may cause more
harm than good.

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4 comments:
Nihilistic-Occultist said...
I admire you excellent use of the English language. I wish I
had such a complete grasp and fulfilling vocabulary.
12:53 AM
n@jd0rf said...
Thanks, Nihilistic. reading English since childhood. Now a
secondary school (13-17 year olds) English teacher.
By the way.. it's 'YOUR excellent use...' not 'YOU excellent use...'
hehe...
8:54 PM
Ng Kai Yin said...
I thought student can bring scientific calculator to school?
So, I think the point of phone helping student in calculating
is not that good but others are perfect. Thank you!!!
11:47 PM
vinthan raman said...
yes i agreed with ng kai yins opinion
11:52 PM
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