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Writing Skills

By Kathleen Kennedy Manzo — April 29, 2008 1 min read

“Writing, Technology, and Teens”

Many teenagers communicate electronically on a regular basis, yet they generally discount the writing skills they use to compose text messages, e-mail, or postings on social-networking sites, says a report on writing and technology.

The report, which included a survey of 700 teenagers and parents, comes from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. It found that most adolescents believe they will need strong writing skills after graduating, but don’t think their informal writing qualifies as such. They also claim they are not getting adequate writing instruction in school.

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A version of this article appeared in the April 30, 2008 edition of Education Week

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