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How Is Text Messaging Affecting Teen Literacy

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Text messaging can affect a person’s social skills, writing skills, driving skills. The money that people spend on phones and texting can cause financial hardship. Text messaging has begun to have a detrimental effect on people’s writing skills. They use inventive spelling and abbreviations. As most teenagers get used to short texting, some of their grades dropped to the spelling errors they make. So many teens get used to wing abbreviation that they write that way. Teenager’s writing skills have turned into sentence fragments because of the limited space that they put texts into sentence. “Among the 64 percent of students who say they incorporated text language in their writing, 25 percent said they did so to convey emotion and 38 percent said they have used text shortcuts A lot of students’ vocabulary and grammar is also affecting their literacy.”(How is text messaging affecting teen literacy?) The outlook of the teachers is that “The same Pew study, which in...

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