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SCL WORKSHEET 4 (WEEK 7-8)


Due Date: 12 November 2017

Name: HAIKAL BIN HILMI

Matric no.: 189771 Group: 4

TOPIC: Summarising from Academic Sources

1. Summarise the excerpt below on how technology improves


communication in the workplace. Add an in-text citation.

Excerpt

The use of technology in a workplace simplifies the way workmates


communicate. Today employees and business managers use advanced
communication tools and means to exchange information. The use of virtual
communication tools such as electronic mail and video conferencing is on the
rise amongst employees and business managers. Good communication at the
workplace builds strong relationships among employees and it also facilitates
the flow of information through multiple channels which might be needed in the
decision making process. Some of this communication technology used in
most workplaces includes; mobile texting apps like whatsapp messenger
which is a cross-platform mobile messaging app for all smart phones.

Source Online Article

Author Brian Tracy

Date January 2012

Title Technology and Workplace Communication

Tracy (2012) writes about how technology improves communication in the workplace

in his article Technology and Workplace Communication. He says that technology

helps employees and business managers to exchange information by electronic mail

and video conferencing which he says will lead to good communication at workplace.

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2. Summarise the excerpt below on the importance of time management to


students. Add an in-text citation.

Excerpt

Time management is a key to academic success for students. The best


students are not necessarily those who are smarter, but those who use their
time effectively. When students plan their days and weeks in advance, time
can be their friend rather than their enemy. Although time management is
challenging, it will benefit students in many ways.

The first importance of time management is it helps students to prioritise.


By doing this, they will be able to concentrate on the more urgent tasks first
before moving on to the next. Moreover, if time has been allocated for specific
purposes, it is easier to cope with unforeseen circumstances such as
emergencies, visitors and invitations. However, if students notice that they are
losing a lot of time to other activities than studying, they should try to manage
their time better. They ought to start eliminating the time bandits by making
small adjustments in their habits and behaviours in order to get better control
of their precious time.
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Source Book

Author John Gradler

Date June 2011

Title Effective Time Management

Gradler (2011) claims that good time management is importand to students as it

helps to prioritise the coursework which will make them put focus on more

important works, he mentions that it is much easier to handle unexpected

problems if the students have a good time management.

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3. Summarise the excerpt below on the benefits of using e-mails. Add an in-text
citation.

Excerpt
Electronic mail most commonly known as e-mail has been around since 1993.
It is a method of exchanging digital messages from an author to one or more
recipients. E-mails operate across the Internet or other computer networks.
The invention of e-mails has influenced our lives and become an important
medium of communication.
One benefit of using e-mails is it is eco-friendly as no paper is used which
means no chopping down of trees. Mails sent by postal service make use of
paper. However, e-mails prevent a large number of trees from getting axed.
Using e-mails also saves fuel that is consumed in the process of transporting
letters. As compared to faxes and letters, e-mails are extremely environmental
friendly.
Another benefit of using e-mails is it is very fast. When the message has
been written, all one has to do is click the 'send' button on the screen. The e-
mails get transferred from the computer to the ISP (Internet Service Provider)
and is then automatically sent to the recipient. For that reason, many business
people spend their time in front of the computer or make time to access their
e-mails several times a day. E-mails can also help people reach anyone,
anywhere around the world instantly.

Source Online Article

Author Dennis Dayman

Date December 2010

Title Benefits of using E-mails

Dayman (2010) writes about the benefits of using emails in his article Benefits of

using E-mails. He states that using emails is eco-friendly as no paper is used and

also saves fuel from the transporting of letters. He also states that using emails is

very fast and all that have to do is click the send button, emails can help to reach

people around the world quickly.

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4. Summarise the excerpt below on the impact of fear of missing out. Add an in-
text citation.

Excerpt

Source : Journal Article

Authors : Anatoly Przybylski and Kobe H. Murayama

Date of Publication : July 2013

Title : Motivational, Emotional and Behavioral Correlatation of


Fear of Missing Out

Fear of missing out could be a factor contributing to greater alcohol use and a higher rate of
negative alcohol-related consequences among college students. Because students who
have high levels of fear of missing out check social media sites more regularly, they may be
exposed to more social events involving alcohol. In addition, these students may also have
stronger social or conformity motives to consume alcohol (e.g., drinking to be liked or
drinking to not feel left out) which has been associated with heavy drinking in college. Fear
of missing out could also be associated with more negative alcohol-related consequences
either through higher alcohol use or greater willingness to engage in high risk behaviours
(e.g., checking text messages while driving). Therefore, to avoid missing out, those with
high levels of fear of missing out may be more willing to place themselves in risky social
situations and contexts such as attending parties at unfamiliar locations.

Another important dimension of fear of missing out is its potential links with psychological
health and well-being. For example, the strong desire to stay continuously connected is
potentially dangerous as it encourages people to check in with their digital technology even
when they are operating motor vehicles. Additionally, accounts of fear of missing out
presented by journalists writing for The New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle
highlight how a mix of social media and fear of missing out may be linked to general
unhappiness. Furthermore, Wortham (2011) proposes that the fear of missing out may be a
source of negative mood or depressed feelings because it undermines the decisions that
one has made in life.

In addition, mood deficits and disatisfaction with life caused by the fear of missing out may
lead to social media addiction. Research on internal motives for social media engagement

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indicates that avoiding negative emotional states such as loneliness (Burke, Marlow &
Lento, 2010) compel Facebook use. Furthermore, dissatisfaction with the present state of
ones life has been identified as a motive supporting social media use (Ellison, Steinfield &
Lampe, 2007). These examples suggest social media provides an outlet for social and
emotional frustrations caused by the fear of being left out. Thus, it appears that the fear of
missing out could serve an important role in linking factors such as psychological need
satisfaction, overall mood and general life satisfaction to dependency on social media
engagement.

Przybylski and Murayama (2013) writes about the impact of fear of missing out in their

article Motivational, Emotional and Behavioral Correlatation of Fear of Missing Out. They

say that the increase of alcohol use is one of the impact of fear of missing out, as an

example they highlight that the person maybe influenced from the social media. Next, they

also state that the impact of fear of missing out links to the psychological health and well-

being, as an example they said that fear of missing out maybe the source of negative mood

and depressed feelings. Lastly, addiction towards social media is the impact of fear of

missing out as they say can avoid the negative emotional states such as loneliness.