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Andrea Lunsford on New Literacy

Clive Thompson of Wired.com has an article on “New Literacies” in which he cites Andrea Lunsford. ¬†Lunsford has collected a ton of writing samples from students at Stanford between the years of 2001 and 2006, including school assignments, blog postings, chat sessions, and many other formal and informal types of writing. ¬†After looking over her data, Lunsford, argues the following:

“I think we’re in the midst of a literacy revolution the likes of which we haven’t seen since Greek civilization”

Thompson offers Lunsford’s remarks as part of his response to the typical doom-and-gloom conversations about how technology has supposedly reduced writing to a state of impoverishment.

A short, but utterly relevant and insightful article -

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