Illiteracy Rates in America May Rise As Education Boards Remove Writing From Exams and Students Begin Using Slang in the Classroom

The College Board has recently made the executive decision to eliminate the Writing Section from the SAT Exam. By removing the writing, education systems made the point clear that academic writing is no longer prevalent in the way students communicate with one another.

Today, Twitter, Facebook, and texting dominate the way we communicate, and quite frankly, very few people take the time to write their words out fully when participating in these forms of media.

Shorthanded writing, through the use of words such as "LOL" or "OMG," floods the internet and swims its way into the minds of American children who are learning the English language. 

Lisa Sopher, an Advanced Placement English and Creative Writing teacher at Hereford High School argues that there is certainly a time and a place for this nifty texting lingo, but that a Standard English is required for people to cooperate and get work done at both school and the office.

Sopher may be right. As international students flood the States with the multilingualism, American students struggle simply with their monolingualism. This inability to master one language may lead students fighting for a job. Advice? Until the older generations who don't use texting-lingo die off, students must focus on professional language.

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