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Texting and literacy

  1. 1. Texting and literacy Pros & Cons Team C2 Critical Junkies Jeremy Calhoun Juan Luis De La Rosa Gabriela Gomez Sang Ma
  2. 2. Introduction According to research at Cambridge University, it doesn't matter in what order the letters in a word are, the only important thing is that the first and last letter be at the right place. The rest can be a total mess and you can still read it without problem. This is because the human mind does not read every letter by itself, but the word as a whole.
  3. 3. Pros ❏ Textism has shown to improve literacy by exposure to word composition ❏ A study performed on students resulted in higher test scores recorded by students using mobile phones ❏ Research suggests texting requires same “phonological awareness” needed to learn correct spelling ❏ Initials and abbreviations contribute to successful reading/spelling development ❏ Students are writing more and revising their work ❏ Educators are helping students understand when to use the appropriate language
  4. 4. Pros ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ Save time. Advantages of teens texting. Reading Skill. Initials and abbreviations helps foreign language users to study English faster and easier. ❏ Autocorrect:History. ❏ Autocorrect helps people to memorize with repeat.
  5. 5. Cons ❏ Kids have trouble shifting between abbreviations and standard grammar. ❏ Basically “techspeak” become the normal words. ❏ John McWhorter compares “techspeak” to a new language being born.
  6. 6. Conclusion ❏ Overall there are some good and bad points to Texting. ❏ The future of texting is not exactly clear because it is constantly evolving, but for the present time it is a valuable asset for communicating. ❏ Texting on a case by case study can be in turn decreasing literacy digital natives in different ways. ❏ Communication is a vital survival tool in the preservation of human life, and texting has made that more effective.
  7. 7. Verdict AND THE WINNER OF THIS YEARS DEBATE ON TEXTING LITERACY IS… (DRUM ROLL PLEASE)
  8. 8. References http://articles.latimes.com/2012/aug/02/business/la-fi-tn-texting-ruining-kids-grammar-skills-20120801 http://www.ted.com/talks/john_mcwhorter_txtng_is_killing_language_jk.html https://www.diigo.com/list/gaby_gomez/A2-References https://www.diigo.com/list/guiltyhana/DGL+Activity+2%3A+Misinformation+Debate/2y1hwumu1

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