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Teachers say digital technology helps and hurts student writing

Teachers say digital technology helps and hurts student writing | English | Scoop.it
The Pew Center's Internet and American Life Project recently surveyed nearly 2,500 middle and high school teachers across the country about the writing habits of students.
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Read this post or listen to the audio version which explores digital technology and its influence on academic writing.

 

Do you believe that formal writing can be negatively affected by digital technologies? Give three reasons that support your answer and give a brief description of formal writing in your own words.

 

In regards to your own writing, do you believe digital tools encourage your creativity and personal expression or negatively enable shortcuts? Give a response of 50 words (maximum).

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No Fear Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

No Fear Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet | English | Scoop.it
No Fear Shakespeare by SparkNotes features the complete edition of
Romeo and Juliet side-by-side with an accessible, plain English translation.
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This site successfully translates Shakespearian language to provide a better understanding of the plot of Romeo and Juliet. Access this site and choose the appropriate act and scene to which your monologue takes place. You will be able to see a side by side comparison of Shakespearian language and how it would translate into English used today. Although your monologue assessment requires you to speak in Shakespearian, the translation will help your execution of emotion and appropriate use of movement.

 

If you are still having trouble connecting to your character click on the “Characters” link which provides a short and insightful summarisation of each character’s background. This link also explores each character’s emotional development throughout the play which will further help with character building. 

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