Writer“Today’s kids don’t just write for grades anymore. They write to shake the world.

Moreover, they are writing more than any previous generation, ever, in history. They navigate in a bewildering new arena where writers and their audiences have merged.

These are among the startling findings in the Stanford Study of Writing, spearheaded by Professor Andrea Lunsford, director of Stanford’s Program in Writing and Rhetoric. The study refutes conventional wisdom and provides a wholly new context for those who wonder “whether Google is making us stupid and whether Facebook is frying our brains,” said Lunsford.

The five-year study investigated the writing of Stanford students during their undergraduate careers and their first year afterward, whether at a job or in graduate school.”

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