Writing has always been important. It continues to be important, but the way people write is changing. So many of my students are losing the ability to communicate in complete thoughts, sentences, and even words. As texting continues to become even more popular, complete thoughts, sentences, paragraphs, figurative language, and the art of writing is being replaced with transient and incomplete thoughts. Many students know how to write little statements, such as a Tweet, but they don't know how to write using imagery and detail.
Ultimately, in texts, Tweets, or any other form, writing is very important. The format, purpose, and style of writing is changing, but the value and necessity of writing is as important as ever.