Sunday, January 31, 2010

Texting's Terrible Toll


TORONTO — Little or no grammar teaching, cellphone texting, social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, all are being blamed for an increasingly unacceptable number of post-secondary students who can't write properly.

Ha! Let's see, before texting, and the internet, I would spend all my 'free' time watching Gilligan's Island and Star Trek. I would also endlessly read sci-fi books. Was this better than texting or Facebook? Who knows?


A Life Long Scholar said...

Endlessly reading sci-fi books was likely very good for your writing ability, as a reasonably high percentage of published sci-fi employs the use of grammar and punctuation to enhance the story telling. We tend to learn from example...

Harold Asmis said...

Ha, ha! May the grammar be with you!