Does text messaging harm students' writing skills?

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I belive texting has an effect in your life as a child gets older but not on the childs writing skills. Take me for example Im 16 years old and I <3 to text. Yes,I do have problems with my handss but not on my writing skills.

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My kids have cellphones but I don't allow them to text. They are in 5th and 7th grades.I have to make sure they learn correct spelling and grammar as well as develop correct writing skills before engaging in the text lingo. Once they develop these basic skills, then they will be able to differentiate between formal writing and text lingo. I believe a strong English foundation is needed before they could start texting.

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I think it is sad that you would refuse to help a student that failed your class. Maybe it was not your fault that they did not pay attention but it is very sad that you would not help someone needing help. I know classes are over crowded and you are over work. Be creative, ask for parents, or community volunteers to come in and help. Please reconsider your role or change your profession.
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In today world everything is surround by texting and communication over the internet everything coming from some form of satellite or network connection all over the globe I find that when writing things catching myself abbreviations or shorten sentences or words it makes a impact in many way to not get caught up with mistakes from grammar and punctuation errors

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In today world everything is surrounded by texting and communicating over the internet everything coming from some form of satellite or network connection over the globe. I find that when writing things catching myself abbrevaiations or shorten sentences or words It makes a impact in many way to not get caught up with mistakes from grammar and punctuation errors

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I never much care for rigid rules anyways. Don't we shorten other things in writing? Etc. instead of et cetera, 8th instead of eighth, Dr instead of doctor, e.g., i.e. pm, am, mr, mrs, c., tm, et al., cm, m ... I could go on all day. Txting is just taking it a step further to save time. Plenty of people are capable of txting/IMing when in a hurry then writing formally later. I use it in note taking all the time, or to leave a quick note for someone in real life, e.g. "brb" on a piece of paper on my dashboard if I'm going to be away from my car where I intended to meet them.

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Maybe you should of been a better teacher.

Maybe you should HAVE been a better student. Teachers do try to teach the students proper English. As a former English teacher, I can tell you that the students choose to continue with the bad habits instead. It has nothing to do with the ability to teach, but has everything to do with the willingness to learn. Students need to learn how to switch codes properly. If they cannot do this, they will fail academically. Text-speak is fine for texting, but not for formal writing.

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I do agree with the widespread abreviation to create the words as possible but due to the fact that students now a days do forget the correct formulation of sentences and grammar compositions, it do certainly uprises the problems of teachers in checking the spellings of these students who are so fanatic of abreviating lettrs to shortest ones.I dont think that all of this stuff is really wonderful, because it doesnt expand the writing skills of the students.

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text messaging has a great impact upon the writings of the students most probobly when they are writing compositions and are said to write essay writings. They often have misspelled words and wrong grammar sentences..

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It's no wonder students are not able to come out of high school with a good knowledge of proper writing habits. Teachers play a big role in informing students how to (and how not to) write university standard academic papers. It pains me to read the comments above from faculty members and spot their own grammatical and spelling errors. Do not preach proper writing habits if you do not practice it yourself.

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