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Shubham Surani

Professor Senft

Writing II

2/7/13

Database Research

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1) Drew P. Cingel and S. Shyam Sundar
Texting, techspeak, and tweens: The relationship between text messaging and English grammar skills
New Media & Society December 2012 14: 1304-1320, first published on May 11, 2012 doi:10.1177/1461444812442927

* This article was found in the Sage database under New Media and Society. The authors are Drew P. Cingel and S. Shyam Sundar. The article was published in December 2012 * The paper states the new generations methods of learning are changing towards technological ways such as communication technologies. * What fascinated me was why the new generation cannot use proper grammar when texting or chatting. Is there a way that the educational system could adapt to the new generation’s method of learning or even differentiate between when to use bad grammar and correct grammar. * The author uses quantitative research by preforming an experiment suing 228 students. Also, the research is qualitative because the research is than analyzed to assume a new method of learning. * The author is examining 228 sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. * The author asks, “Does the increased use of text messaging engender greater reliance on such textual adaptations to the point of altering one’s sense written grammar? * Why should teaching and learning methods evolve at the same pace as technology?

2) Kristin A. Searle and Yasmin B. Kafai
Beyond Freedom of Movement: Boys Play in a Tween Virtual World
Games and Culture July 2012 7: 281-304, doi:10.1177/1555412012454219

* I found this article in the Sage database under Games and Culture * The paper investigates the behavior of players of a virtual reality game in both reality and within the game. * It is interesting to see where humanity is headed.…...

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