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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Teaching to the Text

Teens text often.  They should learn how to write in a concise, coherent, and cohesive manner. 

Define.  Describe.  Conclude. 

It's about sound bytes, isn't it?

Hit send.

The attached piece, written by a college professor, addresses this issue.
(Of course, you can hit delete, too.)



1 comment:

  1. I actually agree that learning to write short, concise prose is a really useful skill in today's world. I do not think that it should be taught in lieu of longer, more in-depth writing, but in addition to. I find that the most kids are graduating high school without really knowing how to write a business email or letter. These are useful skills that will help in any endeavor the student chooses to go into later in life.