Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Better Writing from Text Messaging and Blogging Teens

From the Times, "Fears that text messaging may have ruined the ability of teenagers to write properly have been shown to be unfounded after a two-year study revealed that youngsters are more literate than ever before." Despite the frequent use of IM abbreviations, improvements were noted in the use of more complex sentence structures, wider vocabulary, and more accurate use of punctuation and spelling.

We've also found it easier to improve keyboarding skills in middle and high school students with email, IM, or text-based gaming, vs. standard software programs.

Texting Teenagers

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