Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Texting a Research Paper

Bob is writing a two page research paper. It is about The History of Cars in America, as opposed to The HIstory of American Cars, because there is a difference, or so I'm told.

And when I say Bob is writing a paper, what I really mean is Bob using text language on a word document about cars. There are so many red and green lines on that document it looks like Christmas.

His rough draft is due tomorrow. (this is for a co op writing class) Somehow I don't think his teacher means it to be quite this rough.

I think it is going to be a looooooong afternoon.


Tonya said...

I had to read that one twice to get it. What is texting a research paper, was my first thought. NOW I get it. He's literally using text "words" for his paper? Like kwim? irl? OMGoodness! :-) Wow, I would be in HUGE trouble trying to understand that. Fun for his teacher!

Tricia said...

Exactly! I made him go through it and fix it.

Took Forever!

He thought I was torturing him when I made him replace b/c with because, and w/e with whatever, l8r with later. And on and on and on.

Teens really do speak a different language, and I'm illiterate! :o)