For the past month, I have been filling in for another teacher at a local college. I have three classes of a first year English Communications course. What I have noticed about students’ communication styles after a two semester break from college teaching is alarming...for an English teacher.
Several months ago, I wrote a blog post called Is “I” the new “I”? and then a follow up because of the numbers of responses that I received. In these posts, I described my annoyance with the use of “i” instead of “I” in many of the emails that I received from students.
Now the latest “trend” that I have noticed is the lack of punctuation! Take a look at the emails below from students in this current semester:
Hi I accidentally submitted my essay into the pre research assignment drop box...