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Originally posted by ShoopDaWhoop
Oh and, Generation Y = Full of cheaters that don't learn much... a little more then 3/4 of all the students in my class cheat on ALL their tests; even VOCABULARY! (/rant - It's a small book with definitions, and a few long exercises. WHAT IS SO HARD ABOUT OPENING UP A SMALL BOOK AND PUTTING YOUR BRAIN TO WORK? )
[edit on 1-4-2009 by ShoopDaWhoop]
Originally posted by SphinxMontreal
The quick electronic transfer of information via email, Text Text, etc. does little to help matters. Since when did it become acceptable to write in incomplete sentences and to ignore punctuation and capitalization?
Just like anything else, reading and writing have to be practiced constantly. These new communication mediums are detrimental to the proper use of the language, thus contributing to the illiteracy problem.
...He said Nissan and Honda have encountered difficulties getting new plants up to full production in recent years in Mississippi and Alabama due to an untrained - and often illiterate - workforce. In Alabama, trainers had to use "pictorials" to teach some illiterate workers how to use high-tech plant equipment