Latinitas - A Strong Voice for Latina Youth


Dis txts r NOT real wrds

I was going over a lesson at one of my Latinitas club one afternoon that involved writing a paragraph. One of my girls finished hers rather quickly and as I read over it, I was a little bit in shock. I always knew writing complete sentences could be an issue but suddenly I discovered kids forgot how to write complete words! She knows very well how to spell but she said it was easier to "chat" her paragraph.


I mean come on, how much time/energy can you possibly save from removing the "yo" from "your" in your paper?


U can b better!


I mean don't get me wrong girls. I know that we live in a fast-paced world full of quick texts and even faster emails. I know you have to update all of your friends of that burger you just ate or the cool top you just bought. I also know, however, that texting is making you lazy.


How did we get to this point? Oh yeah, we're on our phones 24 of the 24 hours in the day, me included!


How do we encourage you girls to stop using this text talk when writing in a classroom? That I need a little help in because it's really up to you. YOU get to choose how to write when you're handed paper and told to write about what you're thankful for or to write a persuasive essay. All teachers talk about the importance of having voice in your papers. Voice comes through your writing so your readers can hear what you're trying to say but when you write that "U will c ur famly laterz" all I'm hearing is a rather confused girl and it leaves me confused.


SO, remember it's okay to text/chat short words! Go ahead, it saves time but when you get down to business in a class, write complete words or sentences. You have a beautiful voice so let me hear it!



Maria Rivera

Views: 79


You need to be a member of Latinitas to add comments!

Join Latinitas

Comment by kailey on December 1, 2011 at 7:03pm
I hate it when people do that, and its even worse if they talk like that!




Latinitas created this Ning Network.

Links: Connect with Latinitas

Can't get enough of Latinitas.
Read the magazine:

Get an RSS feed of our latest updates.
Find us on MySpace.
Connect on Facebook.
Follow us on Twitter!
Check our Youtube Channel.
Listen to our Podcast.
View our Flickr gallery.
Sign-up for our Enews.
Visit our blog.

Post questions & get Advice.
Post a blog.

View the Latinitas Video Tutorials to learn how to participate in our community.

Report abuse or problems to the moderator.

Read More From Latinitas

© 2022   Created by Latinitas.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service