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    Talking chat language & essays

    hello there...

    its carol again!

    i was marking the test papers today and guess what? one student wrote
    this phrase in an essay: 'how r u doing?' is it my fault? i guess no!
    it's the infgluence of the great technology.. . HAHAHA

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    Default Re: chat language & essays

    A student in the UK submitted an entire essay written in SMS abbreviations and complained when she failed.

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    Default Re: chat language & essays

    Carol,
    Quote Originally Posted by enilorac View Post
    is it my fault? i guess no!
    Are you sure?

    When I'm reading messages of Tdol or other teachers here I see correct grammar and punctuation (as far as I can assess it ) with very little touch of "the infgluence of the great technology". And your message doesn't look in the same way (at least, I see that you avoid using of capital letters). Maybe it was you who taught the student to use SMS language?

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