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"!
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...