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Friday, January 19, 2007

Texting shows up in student writing

r u surprized?

LOL

Link here

l8tr dude

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am curious to know if the nations who are improving the most and have the best educational systems would look kindly on this. My guess is not.

Mamacita said...

I've been seeing the teenage cutesy code in my college writing classes, as well. I had to make an actual rule against using it, and some of the students were astounded to discover that it wasn't 'proper' writing. How sad.

Anonymous said...

Having the computers set to correct as the kids type their papers also contributes to their inability to spell, use capitals and punctuation correctly. They have no need to know how to do it right because the computer will fix their mistakes. What are teachers doing to combat this?

Anonymous said...

Trust me! The computer does not fix everything! It may fix some of their mistakes, however, some are so erroneous that they do not even resemble a likely correction. This style of writing is also hard to correct because there is hardly any consistency in the way teachers deal with it in the way that they grade.

Anonymous said...

I teach at the high school level and insist that my students do not use these abbreviations. However, invariably these sneak up in their writing in spite of any reminders to them.

Anonymous said...

we should be able to use cell phones in school

Anonymous said...

Why?

Anonymous said...

Cell phones are not allowed in school now, yet they ring, vibrate, and thump during the day every day. Students survived for many years without a phone to their ear...distracting them even further from their educations. Most of us do not need to call home every hour or call our buddies at other schools...more distractions! Schools have been dealing with text-messaging/cheating all over the country. It may come down to not allowing cells in schools at all!

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