EMAIL: How to Send It, Write It, Share It

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EMAIL:  How to Send It, Write It, Share ItI was shocked by a revelation by my friend, Frederick Cope, that many of the students he teaches do not know how to email.  “WHAT?” I said.  (I’m still in shock, really.)

I’m in shock mostly because Frederick doesn’t teach the elderly, and he doesn’t teach K-12.  Frederick is an Assistant Professor of English at a Community College.  He teaches college students.  You know, the “Millennials,” the Wunderkinder of social media.  Yeah, them.

So, what is the deal with email?  Why don’t they know how to use it?  It is, after all, a basic digital skill.  But, as I thought it over, I realized that my teen kids don’t really email.  So, perhaps email passed them by?  Their generation wasn’t taught computer skills in school–so what they know, they know in order survive socially: they use Snapchat, they text, they Facebook Message, they Tweet–but they don’t email.

Perhaps all that…

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