The role of writing in our society has declined tremendously. What used to be used as a means of collecting historical events or ones thoughts, has been passed off as a thing of the past. The unfortunate thing is that it is important in any aspect of your life to be able to write. “Writing is the single most important skill for students and professional success.” (Nagrin, 2012) The most prevalent reason is technology. Children of all ages as well as adults have become so intertwined with the slang and acronyms that have preceded the use of social media. Social media has changed the way people communicate and has allowed people to take the shortcut in actually writing. Not only is it because of the easiness of the writing but the ability to not have to think about what you are writing. People have become so used to writing in short phrases or slang that it becomes a habit.
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