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Is texting taking its toll on correct usage of language?

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Weronika Belka

on 5 May 2010

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Transcript of Is texting taking its toll on correct usage of language?

Studies have shown that texting can hurt students' performance in the most formal types of essay writing. As with anything an overuse of texting or texting in the wrong circumstances is never beneficial. Is texting taking its toll on correct usage of language? It is apparent that some students...
text too much text in inappropriate places (like the classroom) Text at times that are unhealthy (such as all night) However despite this some teachers see positive aspects of texting. http://www.surfnetkids.com/safety/texting_and_education_what_teachers_are_saying_about_kids_who_text-45617.htm
One of the biggest fears about texting has been its shortcuts that seep into teens' language use, along with mangled, abbreviated and simplistic syntax Good things about texting: you can communicate with your friends and family quickly texting is cheaper then calling The End The average number of texts by U.S. teens 13-17 is 2,900 a month


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