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NE1 UzN txtN slang 4 termpapers?

  • April 16, 2010 9:30am

Contra Costa Times reporter Matt Krupnick included Cal State East Bay Professor Sally Murphy and Instructor Alejo Enriquez in his article, "Professors not ROTFL at students' text language."

College professors are anything but LOL at their students' recent writing habits, writes Krupnick.

"Despite the fact that I happen to be perfectly capable of reading any incoherent drivel you may send to my (e-mail) inbox directly from your phone keypad, 'wut up ya I cnt make it 2 clss lol' is insanely unprofessional," reads the syllabus of Alejo Enriquez, a Cal State East Bay instructor.

Faculty members increasingly have expressed irritation about reading acronyms and abbreviations they often do not understand, said Sally Murphy, a Cal State East Bay professor and director of the university's general-education program. One e-mail to a professor started with, "Yo, teach," she said.

Read the entire article on the newspaper's Web site.

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