January Issue

Vol 23|No 3|January 2014

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The Long
and the Short of It

This is a decade of tweets and brief text messages. Carefully crafted love letters and thoughtful essays are replaced by aphorisms, quips and emoticons. This is not all bad, argues Jamie, suggesting that brevity has it rewards when it comes to student writing.


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Sweetening the Message

Text messages and email have long suffered from an unintentional harshness that can cause serious misunderstandings. New emoticons and stickers can serve to soften messages and soothe feelings.


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