Articles Analysis



Article 30:Those teachers that recognize the difference in “digitalk” caneasily find a way to harness the kind of language that improvesacademic writing of the students. The “Grammar Guru” journeyfirst ventured beyond the use of e-mail to other digitalcommunication forms, a decade ago. Since the first encounter withsub-standard IM language, the terms that are used to discuss digitalwriting changed (Turner, 2010). The teens today use both the internetand the mobile phones for communication, and thus the languagepatterns cross technological borders. This “digitalk” issometimes complex and intricate although it helps them switch todigital writing (Turner, 2010).

Article 34:Parenting from the perspective of the species appears to bemysterious in the manner in which people sire children. However,research shows that some parents are less happy than other childlessparents (Senior, 2014). A Harvard psychologist wrote aboutcompromised parental wellness through stumbling on the happiness. Onecould easily say that parents are deluded due to some untrueconsciousness, which is good for humanity, but not specifically formen and women. Again, in the past, people would not stop tocontemplate whether siring a child could bring happiness or not. Itwas simply just that, but luckily today, there are choices in thosematters (Senior, 2014).

The main pointsof the articles are that the digital language that the teens use isthe digital space “digitalk”. The language is then manipulated sothat it conveys efficiently the intended message of the speaker. Italso talks about the manner in which teens are highly into using thelanguage in mastery of digitally written language. The second articletalks about the joy and hate on parenting and how there isdifferences between those parents with and without children. However,the article also talks about how satisfying parenting is. Both thearticles relates with the course and text readings in that, therelevance of the first article is based on the second one. Digitallyinfluenced children affects the level of parenting in one way or theother from the parents.

The first article talks about new literacy for the digitalgeneration. It talks about the developments within the “newliteracy” and the varying aspects of digital generation. Frompersonal evaluation, one of its objectives is the dimensions. Bythis, it is easy to say that focus has since been shifted to otherresearch areas especially when it is based on media literacy studies.However, it lacks an insight within the conceptual historic field ofthe matter. The second article focuses on parenting and why it ishated by the same parents. From my evaluation, parenting should becherished by all. Before urbanization, parenting was cherished untilit came into being. Children were viewed as assets by their parents.Viewing children as economic assets, however, is not right unless thechildren are seen as projects that should be perfected.


Senior, J. (2014). All joy and no fun: The paradox of modernparenthood. New York Times Book Review, 119, 5, 1.

Turner, K. H. (September 01, 2010). Digitalk: A New Literacy for aDigital Generation. Phi Delta Kappan, 92, 1, 41-46.