Why Are Young People So Bad At Writing?

Posted on Feb 16, 2015 5:34:00 PM by StoryTeller Team

4 Reasons Young People Are Struggling At The Keyboard

Ironic as it may be, people my age (and younger) just aren't very good at writing. College professors began noticing the decline in written expression in the early 2000s, which prompted both the ACT and SAT tests to add a writing section to their exams in 2005. Says award-winning author and former English professor at Indiana University Murray Sperber, "[university faculty] justify their indifference to dreadful student writing by saying that when reading a paper, they mainly want to ascertain whether the student understands the ideas in the course... Content alone matters, not how well the student has expressed it.” Concerns about poor writing are primarly aimed at those of us born into Generation Y and X, or more simply, anyone born after 1980. There is no silver bullet to solve this decline in composition skills, but there are a handful of potential culprits. Here they are:

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5 Things Every Writer Needs On Their Desk

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 9:45:00 AM by StoryTeller Team

I Couldn't Write Without These 5 Things 

With all the talk about the importance of online video, podcasts, images, and infographics, there is still one underlying truth: the written word is the most powerful form of content on the web. Whether this is because the foundation of the Internet is HTML, or because Internet users find words to be the most expedient form of communication, writing is king, and (in my opinion) always will be. Each day, between blog posts, social posts, emails, and eBooks, I write an average of 2,100 words/day. I couldn't do it without these 5 things:

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