Some educators and experts agree that the influx of technology and social media is taking a toll on students' writing abilities and handwriting. With students typing and texting more, they are putting pen to paper less frequently, and handwriting abilities have suffered, some say. "Students are more likely to commit certain grammatical errors because they use the conventions of texting, tweeting and Facebooking in their formal academic essays," Southeast Missouri State University writing instructor Eric Sentell said.

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