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- Jul 10, '12 by nursel56Often it is those who are barely literate who use cutesy words or text-speak the most. You end up with a nightmare of plurals gone horribly wrong and highly irritating text, such as "is d tests hard cld u give me advices. in d hospitals.?"thx."
- Jul 10, '12 by rubatoI can't hit the "like" button enough! I can't stand reading the poor writing on here. In my comp 1 and 2 classes, I would have to read some of my fellow students' work. It was torture trying to get through it. And, I know that these people passes!
- every single one of the examples i gave came from student entries in my recent online nursing research class. one of the objectives of this class, besides teaching the students the principles and protocol of nursing research, is honing their writing skills. writing is a learned skill, just like anything else we choose to pursue. very few people are "born" writers. most people have to work very hard at writing. much practice truly does make perfect!
- Jul 10, '12 by brilloheadOne of my general education class requirements to get my ADN is essentially English 101. I'm going to CLEP-test my way out of that class entirely, because if I had to sit through a freshman English class at my age, I would commit a crime that would result in my being ineligible for licensure.
I learned more about English grammar in four years of high school French classes than I learned in 13 years of K-12 education combined -- and that was back in the 1980s! Nowadays they teach kids to "just write -- it doesn't matter if you get the spelling / grammar / punctuation / capitalization correct.
- Well said, brillohead. One of the high schools in my area is encouraging the kids to write their assignments in "ebonics," if they desire to do so. Now, just how far do you think these kids will get in the real dog-eat-dog world, once they graduate, and they fill out their applications or resumes using ebonics? Our education system is miserably failing our children, particularly minority children.
- Jul 10, '12 by Esme12Well living in the burbs......my children we allowed to phonetically spell until about the 5th grade. My son was incensed that he had to spell it correctly......he hadn't up til now! They have stopped teaching writing cursive writing....completely. I wonder if someday the young won't be able to read the Declaration of Independence because they can't read cursive.
My kids think I'm the evil witch from the east....for the longest time I blocked spell check.
What the schools are doing, SHAMEFUL....
- as long as we are on the subject of writing, received this e-mail communication today, from someone at my university:
yes i have received them an their at the print shop