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  • 1. Reasons Texting is a Good Thing: And Why I Would Like It
  • 2. Reasons Texting is a Good Thing: And Why I Would Like It By: Ben Lamers
  • 3. Practical Uses
  • 4. Practical UsesKeep in touch with friends, family
  • 5. Practical UsesKeep in touch with friends, familySet up plans for eating, hanging out, studying
  • 6. Practical UsesKeep in touch with friends, familySet up plans for eating, hanging out, studyingContact other members of a group for a school project
  • 7. Practical UsesKeep in touch with friends, familySet up plans for eating, hanging out, studyingContact other members of a group for a school projectQuickly ask someone in a class a question on homework
  • 8. Work Uses
  • 9. Work UsesContact co-workers
  • 10. Work UsesContact co-workersQuickly switch time slots if need be
  • 11. Work UsesContact co-workersQuickly switch time slots if need beImportant info is distributed via text (for RAs)
  • 12. Speaking of RA
  • 13. Speaking of RAI asked a few RAs to put texting on an importance scale of 1-10 and to addreasoning as well.
  • 14. Speaking of RAI asked a few RAs to put texting on an importance scale of 1-10 and to addreasoning as well.Emily Metzler (May Hall RA) - Id say it is about an 8. Because it is helpful to contact one another on staffwith questions that can kind of be answered on their own time. With all of the busy schedules it is the easiest way tocommunicate. It is easier than call and leaving a message. It is also easy to send an all staff text if there is something totell/ask all of us.
  • 15. Speaking of RAI asked a few RAs to put texting on an importance scale of 1-10 and to addreasoning as well.Emily Metzler (May Hall RA) - Id say it is about an 8. Because it is helpful to contact one another on staffwith questions that can kind of be answered on their own time. With all of the busy schedules it is the easiest way tocommunicate. It is easier than call and leaving a message. It is also easy to send an all staff text if there is something totell/ask all of us.Corissa Revels (May Hall RA) - I believe that texting is a good idea because it is an easier way to get intouch with people. I did not get texting until I was a sophomore at college and I was always out of the loop. Calling wasan inconvenience for my friends. Texting does not disturb people like calling does. Since you cannot call your friendswhile at the desk, it is nice to have texting to be able to communicate to your friends and family. For being an RA, textinghelps incase you have a question to ask a person and you do not know where they are, or you want to switch duty. It is aquicker way to get a response
  • 16. Speaking of RAI asked a few RAs to put texting on an importance scale of 1-10 and to addreasoning as well.Emily Metzler (May Hall RA) - Id say it is about an 8. Because it is helpful to contact one another on staffwith questions that can kind of be answered on their own time. With all of the busy schedules it is the easiest way tocommunicate. It is easier than call and leaving a message. It is also easy to send an all staff text if there is something totell/ask all of us.Corissa Revels (May Hall RA) - I believe that texting is a good idea because it is an easier way to get intouch with people. I did not get texting until I was a sophomore at college and I was always out of the loop. Calling wasan inconvenience for my friends. Texting does not disturb people like calling does. Since you cannot call your friendswhile at the desk, it is nice to have texting to be able to communicate to your friends and family. For being an RA, textinghelps incase you have a question to ask a person and you do not know where they are, or you want to switch duty. It is aquicker way to get a responseMax Dalton (Hathorn RA) - I would give it a 7/8 depending on the day. I know for our staff a huge way wecommunicate is through txting. If there is something important that our HM needs to let us know, he will send out a txt toeveryone on staff. Its just a really convenient way for us to all keep in touch about inportant stuff when a computer andemail isnt available. For general everyday stuff I dont use it a a lot in terms of the RA position but it comes in really
  • 17. Reasons to Not Have Texting
  • 18. Reasons to Not Have TextingTemptation to text during class
  • 19. Reasons to Not Have TextingTemptation to text during classStay up later than normal texting friends
  • 20. Reasons to Not Have TextingTemptation to text during classStay up later than normal texting friendsTemptation to text while driving
  • 21. Thwarting These Reasons
  • 22. Thwarting These ReasonsFact: I have never dialed my phone while driving (alwayswhen I’m stopped). So why would I even try texting? I likedriving too much to lose my license and/or die
  • 23. Thwarting These ReasonsFact: I have never dialed my phone while driving (alwayswhen I’m stopped). So why would I even try texting? I likedriving too much to lose my license and/or dieWhy would I stay up late for that? I like sleep.
  • 24. Thwarting These ReasonsFact: I have never dialed my phone while driving (alwayswhen I’m stopped). So why would I even try texting? I likedriving too much to lose my license and/or dieWhy would I stay up late for that? I like sleep.Half of the time I don’t bring my phone to class
  • 25. Thwarting These ReasonsFact: I have never dialed my phone while driving (alwayswhen I’m stopped). So why would I even try texting? I likedriving too much to lose my license and/or dieWhy would I stay up late for that? I like sleep.Half of the time I don’t bring my phone to class Most teachers take overall points away if they don’t like texting
  • 26. Thwarting These ReasonsFact: I have never dialed my phone while driving (alwayswhen I’m stopped). So why would I even try texting? I likedriving too much to lose my license and/or dieWhy would I stay up late for that? I like sleep.Half of the time I don’t bring my phone to class Most teachers take overall points away if they don’t like texting Much like attendance
  • 27. Thwarting These ReasonsFact: I have never dialed my phone while driving (alwayswhen I’m stopped). So why would I even try texting? I likedriving too much to lose my license and/or dieWhy would I stay up late for that? I like sleep.Half of the time I don’t bring my phone to class Most teachers take overall points away if they don’t like texting Much like attendance
  • 28. Costs
  • 29. Costs$20 a month for one phone
  • 30. Costs$20 a month for one phone$30 a month for entire plan
  • 31. Costs$20 a month for one phone$30 a month for entire planDoes not change the current plan even though the plandoesn’t exist anymore.
  • 32. Costs$20 a month for one phone$30 a month for entire planDoes not change the current plan even though the plandoesn’t exist anymore. I checked with the At&T people