The New Literacy: Stanford study finds richness and complexity in students’ writing
Young people write more than they used to, and they don’t just write when it’s required. The study also found that spelling errors aren’t as much of a problem as they were 20 years ago, now that spell check software is easily accessible.
Today’s kids don’t just write for grades anymore. They write to shake the world. Moreover, they are writing more than any previous generation, ever, in history. They navigate in a bewildering new arena where writers and their audiences have merged.
For these students, “Good writing changes something. It doesn’t just sit on the page. It gets up, walks off the page and changes something,” whether it’s a website or a poster for a walkathon.
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