Texting and the Modern Novel

My students text more than they speak or write.  The biggest problem I have is getting my students to write formally without using the “texting language” that has somehow devoured their ability to write professionally. In a recent TED talk, John McWhorter, a linguistics professor at Columbia University stated that texting cannot be considered written languageContinue reading “Texting and the Modern Novel”

Writing Faux Pas: Lazy Usage

As an English teacher I have seen it all, it seems.  Over the course of nearly 15 years of teaching, I have seen many mistakes and have corrected my fair share of lazy usage.  Unfortunately students often write like they speak or use texting language on everyday writing assignments. The following are some of theContinue reading “Writing Faux Pas: Lazy Usage”