Is the . key missing from your keyboard?

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.

https://patrice-palmer.mykajabi.com/blog/is-i-the-new-i

https://patrice-palmer.mykajabi.com/blog/is-i-the-new-i-part-2

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...

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