Writers of Ball State

Writer at Ball State: Anthony

If you could write your essay in tweets or emojis, would you do it? Anthony, an English studies graduate student and teaching assistant says,

“I think the evolution of language is a good thing… My students are afraid to [use more relaxed/colloquial language]. They come to college assuming they have to write in a certain way. In a way, that’s true. For most disciplines, they require a set standard English. It baffles [my students] when they find out when I’m not for that and they discover that I encourage new ways to approach language.”