Literacy in the 21st century

Literacy in the 21st century - Anthony Khelil Wrt 105...

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Anthony Khelil Wrt 105 Professor Dillingham 9/30/17 The definition of literacy is like a revolving door; it keeps changing. Literacy in the 21 st century is defined much differently than it was defined even a few short years ago. Literacy in the 21 st century entails much more than the ability to read and write. To be literate in the 21 st century one must be skilled in a multitude of areas. One must be a problem solver, use technology and be an effective communicator that can work well with others. These are just some of the many other skills that are essential to be literate in today’s world. The world constantly evolves and changes. For example, just a few generations ago, it was the norm to enter the workforce right out of high school with the reading level of a third grader. Whatever job one would find, whether it was on a farm or a factory, one could support their family and pay the bills. In today’s world, being literate involves much more than it did a few generations ago. Therefore, more people attend college than in years past. It is a necessity in order to be literate. To be literate in the 21 st century, one must possess multi-purposeful skills. In Melzer’s
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