Tween Texting Negatively Influences Grammar Performance

A recent article from the website Red Orbit reported that a Penn State study found the effects of tween texting on a student’s grammar to be serious and negative.  Texters often omit nonessential vowels (by typing wud rather than would, for example) and use acronyms (LOL, BRB, TTYL).  The transition from this abbreviated techspeak back to rule-abiding grammar usage is difficult and results in lower scores for habitual texters.  Read the full article below.

Tween Texting Affects Grammar Usage And Health (via redOrbit)

Connie K. Ho for – Your Universe Online Laugh out loud (LOL). Be right back (BRB).  Talk to you later (TTYL). These are just a few of the short acronyms that are seen in texts. Texting has become one of the go-to-ways for communication, especially for tweens who are equipped with cell…

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