The computer - a boon or a bane to students

Essay by lfs123Junior High, 7th gradeB, September 2008

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I think the computer is the greatest invention on earth especially for students. In fact, students and teachers are encouraged to use Information and Communication Technology to keep abreast with the fast moving world.

Indeed, the computer is a boon to students. Fort and foremost, the Microsoft Word program, enables the students to do their assignments neatly and legibly. The various fonts and designs help the students display their assignments impressively. In fact, they can type letters, essays as well as timetables via this program. To further accentuate the authentically of their assignments, they can insert colorful graphs and diagrams. In addition, with the spelling checker, they can edit their work for spelling mistakes and grammar errors. This is a boon for students who are not very competent in the English Language. Also, they can look for antonyms and synonyms of words to add variety and to spice up their assignments and projects.

As a matter of fact, Print Shop which is another popular computer program enables students to insert attractive borders and relevant pictures for their projects and assignments. Not only that, they can use this program to make personalized cards for all occasions including birthdays and greeting cards. Furthermore, they can design personalized invitation cards to send to their friends and families with the advancement of technology. Pictures taken from mobile phones and digital cameras can be printed and inserted eloquently to make the projects and assignments look like masterpiece.

If students are required to present their data or findings, they can do it rather amicably through the Power Point Program. Here, students can prepare slideshows using slides with animation and sound effects. They can also insert graphs and tables to fortify their presentation. Indeed, this manner of impressive presentation is definitely a boon to students. Besides, this computer program facilitates students' creativity as they mix and match various animation and sound effects.

The Excel Program is also a boon to students as they can use this program to categorize and rank their data and findings. This visual presentation, add professionalism to their projects, assignments and presentations. Through this program, students can categorize and rank their data amicably and effortlessly without hassling with masses data.

The computer with it CD facilities help facilitate Computer Assisted Learning (CAL). This mode of learning acts as a platform for autonomous learning. Interactive educational CDS facilitate students to take charge of their own learning and be responsible for their own success. Hence, the computer is an advantage for students who are willing to go the extra mile for education excellence. These students become resourceful and independent. They are equipped with skills to look for knowledge themselves and not depend on the teacher to be spoon-fed. Therefore, the computer is a boon to students.

The role of the internet to students is not be undermined. The internet has a wealth of information awaiting resourceful students. The students can click onto the masses of information on a vast number of subjects for their perusal and research purposes. Also, they can contact authorities on these subjects from various universities globally. For example, there are readily available websites on literary texts and criticism. What's amazing is that the websites not only provide notes but also provides answer for literary assignments. This is great as students do not have to spend a bug sum of money or time to discuss issues with authorities on specified subjects. In addition, there are chatrooms that facilitates e-forums on literary issues. Hence, students can pose their questions or clear the air with other literary enthusiasts. This facilitates authentic communication between readers of literary texts.

Finally, the computer is a source of recreation for students to spend their time fruitfully. Exciting computer games that challenge the mind help develop alertness among students. They can also relax while listening to music or watch a movie on the computer. Since the world is computer-savvy, students need to equip themselves with the basic computer skills to meet the demands of the job market.

Nowadays, acquiring computer skills is not a privilege but a necessity, not just for students but for the general public as well. In short, the computer is a boon for students.