Slip sliding away

9 Feb

So, university lecturers think standards are falling among new students. It’s a perennial lament: young people are supposed to be less literate and less well-read than their professors. If not, then you’d really have a story (‘man bites dog’).

So here’s a word in defence of today’s young adults. Their lives are more cluttered – more TV channels, more bands, more brands, more communications channels, more commercial clutter – than before. They may not speak many languages, but they’ve learnt how to communicate by email and mobile phone. A few are even blogging too.

Some write well (and not just in their first language). I hope to post some examples here before long.

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