shared by Monica McQuaid on 13 Oct 12 - No Cached
One critic says that this type of communication is destroying the way our kids read, think, and write
when students use IM frequently, they reach a saturation point where they no longer notice the IM lingo because they are so used to seeing it
It is accurate to say that the over-use of texting has been detrimental to the way students write formally in the classroom and in the real world.
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The character limitations on text messages have caused students to form their own style of writing. Using this style so frequently has caused them to carry it over to formal writing projects. Although students are writing more than ever, they are writing with little to no depth, terrible grammar, and are abbreviating almost every word they write. Texting has negatively affected the way students write.
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