Texting To Blame For Students Poor Grammar
It’s probably no surprise to those of us of a certain age but a new study shows that texting is having a negative effect on our kids grammar. A recent study of 6th through 8th graders reported by Good.is found that “The more texts the 10-to-14-year-olds sent, the worse their grammar performance.” The question then becomes, OMG, are we doomed to have future generations who don’t know a comma from a coma or a “:”from a “;” ?
Maybe not. Although the researchers say that the students in the study had all previously been taught the grammar rules, there’s a difference between being taught something and being expected to regularly put it into practice. In this case, practice means having to apply grammar rules by regularly writing short essays and research papers.
Personally, I don’t text. I don’t check for texts. If someone wants to impart information to me they can call. I prefer the human touch (sound) to that of an impersonal typed and sometimes coded message that I probably can’t understand anway. So there. Harummph…(LOL)