How Texting & Techspeak Negatively Affect Your Grammar? [Infographic]
A recent study has found out that the more students text, the more it impacts their grammar, how can an increased reliance on text messaging and techspeak is destroying our writing and verbal communication skills. Does texting hurt your grammatical ability? A number of communication experts around the world insist that it does.
How Does Texting & Techspeak Affect Your Grammar?
Here are a few statistics from the infographic below:
- 50 percent of surveyed teens said they don’t use proper punctuation or grammatical marks when they write text or instant messages.
- 86 percent of teens think having good writing skills is important for success in life.
- 11 percent of teens think electronic communication has a negative impact on their writing skills.
- 64 percent of teens admit they’ve used techspeak in classroom writing assignments.
An infographic by OnlineCollege.org suggests the use of abbreviations, word substitutions, acronyms, and emoticons, are all major contributors to this decline, while the information is presented in a lighthearted manner, it is a serious issue.
What do you think?