A common complaint about the youth of today using so much technology is that they are losing their ability to write.

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from Wired-

Andrea Lunsford has organized the Stanford Study of Writing to scrutinize college students’ prose. Her conclusions are stirring.

“I think we’re in the midst of a literacy revolution the likes of which we haven’t seen since Greek civilization,” she says. For Lunsford, technology isn’t killing our ability to write. It’s reviving it—and pushing our literacy in bold new directions.

We think of writing as either good or bad. What today’s young people know is that knowing who you’re writing for and why you’re writing might be the most crucial factor of all.

Read more about this fascinating study at –

Clive Thompson on the New Literacy

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