According to AP internet writer Anick Jesdanon, two thirds of teens use emoticons and informal styles in their writing.
How about you?
The Pew Internet and American Life Project, in a study released Thursday found non-standard elements in assignments were much more noticeable in those who used social networking sites.
What does this mean?
Failure to use proper capitalization and punctuation, 38 percent carry short cuts in instant messaging over to their assignments.
Do you think rules will change completely in a generation or two?
How much do you write by hand?
The study found that the computer generation is shunning computer use for most assignments. Almost 2/3 of teen typically do their school writing by hand. And for personal writing outside, long hand is even more popular--the preferred form for nearly 3/4 of teens.
Based on article NY Times April 24, 2008