Jeff Grabill (Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures Department at Michigan State University) :
Results from the survey in U.S. colleges :
* SMS texts (i.e., texts using short message services on mobile devices), emails, and lecture notes are three of the most frequently written genres (or types) of writing.
* SMS texts and academic writing are the most frequently valued genres.Some electronic genres written frequently by participants, such as writing in social networking environments, are not valued highly.
* Students write for personal fulfillment nearly as often as for school assignments.
* Digital writing platforms -- cell phones, Facebook, email -- are frequently associated with writing done most often.