Texting Language and Academia

I just received a comment on the blog in txt. I had no trouble reading it, but the idea of putting txt on an academic blog… Well, it hurt.

I have a lot of trouble getting the idea across to my students that the class blog is also an academic setting. I grade for grammar and I tell them that, but since I don’t comment on the blog posts in negative ways (because the whole world can see it), they often don’t remember.

Perhaps we can make a class word up for “use the right grammar.” Ping pong would be my suggestion. Just write ping pong in the comments. Hmm. Would that work?

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