Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wander over to Jeff Utecht's blog The Thinking Stick and read his latest blog post. It explores the idea of teaching writing in this new era, where young writers are immersed in multiple forms of media.

The post mentions the notion of audience, and that young adults now have a broader understanding of who they are writing for. Young adults are more likely to understand their audience in a way that they never have before. Social media particularly is engineering a revolution in the way that young adults consider who they are directing their writing toward.

It's my belief that through this broader understanding of audience, we will witness a generation of young adults with a deeper sense of community, and a stronger appreciation for how their writing impacts on the world around them.

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