How Grown-Ups Communicate

How Grown-Ups Communicate March 28, 2015

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I’m glad I saw this PHD Comic. This is a real issue. And while professors sometimes lag behind technologically, that isn’t what is going on here. Texting is simply not conducive to effective communication in the professional world. Students may think it is “old school” but when they themselves are in an old school, they need to learn the skills they will need in the future.

That doesn’t mean learning to add punctuation to text messages. It means learning to communicate by other means entirely.


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  • friendly reader

    Speaking as someone with a pay-as-you-go flip phone, there’s also the assumption that all of us can afford to use texting the way we use email. I get charged for every text, while I can email for free.

  • Jonathan Bernier

    Yeah. The last thing I’m doing is giving my phone number to students.