I’ve stated the importance of being able to clearly and effectively communicate with others on the first day of class, and on more occasions than I (or you) can recall . . . . . and here I go again. However, this time, the words are from another instructor.
Click on the link below, to read about another college instructor’s experience with students who the author describes as being “functionally illiterate.”
Just Sayin – Functional Illiteracy (blog post at www.ahmjustsayin.wordpress.com)
When a person cannot read or write at all, they are considered purely illiterate. However, those who can read and write basic sentences, with limted vocabulary, are considered functionally illiterate. In other words, they can barely read or write.
What do you think about this issue of functional illiteracy? What about the student example she included in her post? Does this concern you? Do you know someone who is functionally illiterate? Who or what is to blame for functional illiteracy (if you think someone or something should take blame at all)? How can this problem be solved?
Remember: This assignment is not a text message or Tweet. Use complete sentences, with correct punctuation marks, spell out words and proofread your responses.