The article Internet Age Writing Syllabus and Course Overview by Robert Lanham is a humorous outlook on designing a syllabus based on the interests of today’s college students. It suggests a new form of literary age in which writers create articles for non-readers. This type of writing is a form of short hand that uses no excess words, lacks proper grammar and sentence structure. This new form of writing caters to the millennial generation who use the internet for almost everything. This group is often stereotyped as lacking a long attention span because they are so heavily distracted by electronic devices. This generation also has a tendency to multitask while working and not devote all of their time to one task.
The second article College Writing Class Assignments with Real World Applications by Cameron Dodd, pokes fun at what college students do and think about on a daily basis. It humorously analyses what a student may write in a given situation. Overall these articles provide an accurate illustration of the communication habits of today’s college students. The humor works well as it is highly relatable for the majority of young adults. The first article makes particular note of the heavy consumption of media by millennials. Today’s generation often rejects the old habits of the past, instead of reading long books they would rather read short articles or social media postings from their friends. The content of this material is not nearly as dense as the literature from the past. These articles use humor to possibly expose how ridiculous college student’s reading and writing habits are. They also provide an accurate description of how communication has changed dramatically with the internet age.