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Nowadays many people cannot be separates from electronic devices. They believe it can help them to finish their work. It’s true because by using electronic devices it will make us easier to do our job. For instance computer. If we use computer in working like make a report, send an email, and finding sources it will be easier beside we do not need use computer. It is because we do not need to write it manually, if we make a report or an email, we just type it in the computer and it will be faster than we write it manually. We also do not need to find sources that we need from magazine or newspaper, because now we have an internet in or life. By using an internet we can find many things that we need in a snap, so it will not waste our time. Internet is very useful for our life and it also happen for university student, for it gives us many advantages but there are also some disadvantages of internet. In this essay we will discuss about the advantages and disadvantages of internet for university student.
There are some advantages of internet for university student. Communication is one of the advantages of internet. Communication is very important for university student nowadays, since it can make them easier to contact their friend. Usually university student have many group task and sometimes they cannot meet each other to do the work, by using internet they can connect with each other easier and faster than texting, send a letter, or using telephone. They can send their task to their group by email. “Email facility has allowed people to communicate with minimum wastage of time. It is now possible to send a message to any part of the world through a simple email address and the message are delivered in a matter of seconds” (Ambekar 2008). Beside email they also can communicate with each other by chatting, video conferencing, or internet telephony.
The other advantage of internet for university student is in find information. There are so many information in internet, by one click we can find all information in the internet from the oldest until the newest information all offer the world. “Whether this information is about the latest news happenings in the world or information about your favorite celebrity, everything is available at your fingertips” (Ambekar 2008). Many university students must do their task by research from book, journal, magazine, or newspaper, but now they only need one click to do all of that. It will make them easier and faster to do their task, so they will not waste their time to find the information that they need through book, journal, magazine, or newspaper. To search this information we need search engine, and now there are so many search engine that we can use. For instance Google, Yahoo search engine, Bing and much more. That is why internet is very useful for university student to find any information in this world especially for a busy student.
The last advantage of internet for university student is for entertainment. Many university student that is very busy with their task and they cannot watch movie, play games, chatting together with their friends, but now by using internet they can watch movie, play games, and chatting with their friends while they do their task at home. There are many movies in the internet from the oldest until the newest movie the entire world. Beside that there are also many online and offline games for student that like to play. The university student also can find their favorite song or music video via internet, internet have many kind of song and music video even the song that have not release or the album have not release. By using internet they can find the newest song or film that they like. Other than that, for university student who like to chatting, they can also chatting via internet. There is much kind of programs that provide chatting feature. For instance windows live messenger, yahoo messenger, Gtalk, skype, and much more, with these programs they can chat with their friends faster and easier rather than texting or telephone. Beside that they also can do video conferencing or internet telephony with their friends for they who want to see face to face especially for boy and girl who have long distance relationship. “Likewise dating has also allowed people to find their prospective soul mates” (Ambekar 2008).
When internet gives university student many advantages, it also can give disadvantages. There are two disadvantages of internet for university student. Plagiarism is one of disadvantages of internet for university student. Internet gives many information for university student, it can make student thinks to copy the information and paste it in to their assignment especially for lazy student. “With a large amount of information freely available on the internet theft and misuse of this information is a likely possibility” (Ambekar 2008). They do not need to think their own idea, but they only copy what have they got from the internet and paste it directly in Microsoft word and they submit it as their work. This is happen because there are no secure in some web in the internet, so university student can easily and directly copy or does plagiarism.
The other disadvantage of internet for university student is a virus. There are many viruses from internet recently. “Many websites are notorious for sending adware, viruses and also other malicious software that can slow the computer and in some cases even harm it considerably” (Ambekar 2008). This virus can affect the function of the student’s computer or laptop. It can make the computer or laptop work very slow and it also can give trouble for the student. Nowadays all of the university students are using laptop and computer to their task or assignment, if there is a virus in their laptop or computer it will make them hard to do and finish their task or assignment. That’s why virus is one of disadvantages of internet for university student.
There are the advantages and disadvantages of internet for university students. The advantages are for communication, find information, and for entertainment. By using internet they can easily communicate with other and they can also get much new information that happen in the world. The disadvantages are plagiarism and viruses. In using the internet the students must also becarefull, for it many viruses that can cause a lot of damage to their computer other than that, because there are too many information in internet it will make them lazy and try to do plagiarism, as a university student they must try to avoid plagiarism. That’s why Internet can give us more advantages if we can use the internet in the right purpose and try to keep the disadvantages away.
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