Teachers, researchers say texting may help students' writing

10/26/2009 | Charlotte Observer (N.C.), The

Despite a myriad of concerns about the increasing use of text-messaging by teens, some teachers and researchers say texting does not interfere with students' ability to use language properly and may in fact help students better express themselves through informal writing. "Writing is good. Writing is expressing thoughts. Expressing thoughts is good. We just don't like their modality," says Larry Rosen, a researcher and author of a book on the issue.

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