Is "i" the New "I"? - Part 2

 

Several weeks ago, I published/posted “Is “i” the New “I”?  I was so surprised to see more than 150 teachers (and even those who are not teachers) weigh in.  Here is the initial post followed by a summary of how teachers feel about the use of “i” by students learning English, as well as a few solutions that were posted.  Thank you for your comments.

 

Last week, I started teaching online courses for the winter semester including a university level academic writing course.  To my horror, it appears that "i" is quickly replacing "I".  Several emails that I received from students last week used the dreadful "i"!

 

"i enrolled late in the course so can i have an extension?"

 

When I see students use "i" instead of "I", it is like hearing finger nails on a blackboard.  What has happened?  I can only assume that texting language is the culprit.

 I reminded (or warned) students at the...

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