Preparing “Digital Natives” for College and Career Level Writing

Today's K-12 students, or "digital natives," were born after the widespread adoption of digital technology and have the expectation that content will be delivered via digital devices. According to the Commission, only 28% of high school seniors are proficient in writing and they are not prepared for 21st century, college-career level writing. In order to address this crisis, it is essential that we rethink the way we engage these "digital natives" in writing in all content areas.