One of the great fears of the ubiquitous use of the Internet and texting has been that the quality of student writing will decline. Yesterday I heard a report that college admissions officers are lamenting the current state of student writing.
At the same time, I've heard a couple of teachers declare that the general level of student writing has actually improved, often dramatically. The explanation given has been that students are doing much more writing in general, for authentic communication, and that has improved their willingness to write and their comfort with writing as a medium.
Does anyone have experience with this on either side? I'd also be interested if you know of any articles that discuss the same issue. Thanks!