50% of teens are writing something just about every day

50% of all teens say that their school work involves writing something just about every day, and 35% do school writing several times a week, according to Pew Internet Project. The remaining 15% write for school several times a month (7%) or less frequently (8%). The frequency with which teens write for school exhibits little [...]

50% of all teens say that their school work involves writing something just about every day, and 35% do school writing several times a week, according to Pew Internet Project. The remaining 15% write for school several times a month (7%) or less frequently (8%). The frequency with which teens write for school exhibits little variation across demographic or socio-economic boundaries. Interestingly, 61% of black teens say their school work requires them to write something just about every day, significantly higher than the rate for whites (47%). However, the percentage of teens who write for school several times a week or more is practically identical for whites (83%), blacks (87%) and Hispanics (87%).