If students would only use them responsibly, and within the boundaries of school guidelines, few teachers would complain.There are any number of different topics you could write about.
" The essay should then explain how a cell phone distracts in the classroom and deprives you of the education you need.
Use the topics and examples in the excellent earlier posts.
Just off the top of my head: Cell phones used for cheating (looking up answers) Safety issues on stairs (students not paying attention) Is emergency communication for every individual student necessary Attention problems in class (texting or browsing instead of listening) Ringing phones disrupting or interrupting presentations, speakers, and meetings Same policy for studants teachers, or just students Leeway for medical issues (insulin shots, asthma, seizures) Any one of these would make a great essay.
Just remember to state your thesis clearly and then argue your points with facts instead of opinion.
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There is some research out there now that indicates that cell phone use, and particularly texting, is addictive.
You can find one of the studies at this link, or at another here. For example, say you are for allowing cell phones and your target audience is the principal.
Since your teacher is looking for negative aspects of cell phone use, the potential for addiction might be a good hook - surely no school would want to promote addictive behaviors! You might begin with a question: In an emergency, are your students safe?
Then you go on to explain that if each student has a cell phone and service is not blocked, help can arrive more quickly.