Wednesday, September 9, 2009
In “The New Literacy” by Clive Thompson, I agree with Andrea Lunsford because what she says is logical. It makes sense that if you write more you get better at it. According to the article, students are getting better at writing for several reasons. One reason is they write more. Most Americans stopped writing when they got out of school, but with computers, they kept writing to keep in touch with their friends and family, or to share ideas. Students also write for audiences. Anything put on the internet can be read by almost anyone who can connect to the internet, so students would write it for their specific audience. Also, they are more likely to remember spelling and grammar because they are usually used more on the internet. Students would get better at writing out their ideas, since they wrote more. This is what I thought of “The New Literacy” by Clive Thompson.