Text-Message Shorthand Invades Schoolwork Teens today are just as likely to be writing on their phones as talking on them. They're texting, blogging, instant messaging — forms of communication that have their own language. A new study says that shorthand is making its way into teens' schoolwork.
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Text-Message Shorthand Invades Schoolwork

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Text-Message Shorthand Invades Schoolwork

Text-Message Shorthand Invades Schoolwork

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Teens today are just as likely to be writing on their phones as talking on them. They're texting, blogging, instant messaging — forms of communication that have their own language. A new study says that shorthand is making its way into teens' schoolwork. Two-thirds of teens say they've used acronyms and sideways smileys in formal school assignments.