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Media: New York Times Article: "Internet English"

Submitter: Elizabeth J. Pyatt

Submitter Email: ejp10@psu.edu
Media Body: There's a New York Times article on teenagers using Interne
shorthand in their essays and what teacher reaction has been.

Nu Shortcuts in School R 2 Much 4 Teachers

As more teenagers socialize online, teachers are finding
that Internet English is popping up with increasing
frequency in school work.


Elizabeth J. Pyatt, Ph.D.
Instructional Designer
Education Technology Services, TLT
Penn State University

Issue Number: 13.2388
Date Posted: September 20, 2002

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