Monday, March 9, 2009

Anachronisms and Incongruities

Page 1 of a handwritten postPage 2 of a handwritten postPage 3 of a handwritten postPage 4 of a handwritten post


Cammy Bean said...

It's refreshing to see a handwritten post. Somehow more accessible and easy to read than a dense typewritten piece. Perhaps you can make this an every once in a while habit as a way to tap into that different frame of mind -- for both your readers and yourself.

Blogger In Middle-earth said...

Haere mai Cammy!

I like your idea of a once in a while post, thank you. I will give this some thought as I think you are right that it can possibly tap into 'that different frame of mind'.

I'm still exploring the ups and downs of handwriting - what I've found out about my own way of thinking/writing is something that could be very useful to me - it may not necessarily apply the same way to others.

Catchya later

V Yonkers said...

Personnally, I found it harder to skim the handwritten piece and bit more difficult to read (as, even though it is beautiful handwriting, there are differences from line to line).

What I found interesting (and started me thinking in a new direction) was your comment about frustrating those that cut and paste. I have been noticing for the last 10 years or so that my students have trouble analyzing information.

I thought it was because there was such an explosion of information. But your post has made me rethink that. In fact, cut and paste does not require you to reword and reread information as hand written processes require. So I'm thinking that this is part of the problem for my students.

Cammy Bean said...

I think because it was handwritten that I had to read more closely -- as opposed to skimming a typical blog post.

My handwriting skills have diminished so much over the past few years, I can hardly read my own writing anymore!

Blogger In Middle-earth said...

Kia ora Virginia!

Your post Writing Forces Learning alludes to what you are saying here in the context of your students cutting and pasting rather than re-wording.

Tēnā koe Cammy!

I must admit that my handwriting was atrocious when I was a teenager but improved out of sight as I went through university. It seems to be reverting to the past style, for I don't get the practice so much now.

Catchya later