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They have raised the bar and paved the path for other countries to follow. However, this is only the beginning. Educators and institutions still have a long way. With that in mind, ExamTime has these 3 wishes for 2015, that: Other countries will follow the finnish model and replace/align hand writing with typing. Programming starts to be incorporated as a compulsory subject in all educational levels. Teachers and students incorporate online tools to develop a better learning environment. Join small us in 2015!
Access them at any time, share them with your friends, the ability to including images, videos, links, External references and ExamTime resources. Is this what you expected? Check out our online notes to see how they work. To be able to take this big step, the only essential element is the availability of computers in the classroom. Fortunately a lot of progress is being made in this area and the ratio between students and computers is improving each year as digital learning becomes more important. Therefore, as soon as institutions can ensure that students have access to computers, the next step should be the replacement or alignment of typing with hand writing. Once more, this move has put Finland at the forefront of educational reform.
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So what do we here at ExamTime think? Our position remains the same as it has since our inception and that is to stand behind the modernization of education. Nobody can gender deny that hand writing helps to fine tune motor skills and brain functionality. But the reality is that the world, in which we now live, requires education to be at a level that will prepare students for the labor market in which they are ultimately going to end. If we think about it, it makes sense to focus our efforts on mastering a practice that we are going to use on a daily basis going forward. Typing has become a requirement while hand-writing is becoming an outdated process.
At best, it is becoming a practice that is romantic, says Enrique dans, Professor and blogger. Among others, the benefits of typing include: Content is written faster, it promotes productivity, it promotes mental alertness. The fingers are exercised, you can be writing while reading, some critics have asked, what happens then with class notes? Class notes are still one of a handful of hand writing tasks which are still widespread today. With ExamTimes Digital Notes, you will have the same freedom that you get with a simple sheet of paper but with many added benefits. These include: The ability to organize your notes easily.
It's a nice touch to begin your note by hand. 'my dear Katy' is always going to look more personal and give a better impression when it's handwritten. It doesn't take a lot of effort, and again legibility isn't such a big deal. Invest in nice stationery. To convey a warmer, more personal feeling print out your note on colored paper, or paper with a pretty border or motif. Notes printed on plain white printer paper will always look impersonal and business-like.
Consider using a 'handwriting' font if you have one available. Cursive fonts generally convey a softer and more appreciative feel than serif and sans-serif fonts. Popular cursive fonts include comic Sans ms, monotype corsiva and Lucida handwriting. Check to see what you have installed on your computer. Finally, typing your thank you note on an old manual typewriter can strike a nice balance between the 'formality' of computer printed thank you notes and the agony (for many) of hand written correspondence. It avoids the issue of legibility, while looking attractively 'retro'. Much has been talked about in the last month and a half on the decision of Finland, the leading country in education, to remove cursive writing in schools from 2016 onwards. Teachers and education experts of all levels have debated the implications of this decision and the possibility of replicating a similar model in other countries now seems very real.
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As noted above, weddings and funerals are two occasions when handwritten notes are generally preferable and expected. If you're typing your note, make a special effort to connect with the recipient. Whereas two or three lines may suffice with a hand-written note, a typed note probably needs essay that little extra 'something'. Add a humorous anecdote or reminiscence, make reference to a shared interest or experience, or suggest a time to meet so that you can follow up your thanks in person. Remember your signature. Always, always sign your thank you notes, cards and letters by hand! The final greeting lots of love 'best wishes' etc.) should ideally be hand written too. Your signature is the one time that your lousy hand writing just doesn't matter (who cares if your signature is illegible! while a type written name is unpleasantly impersonal and really does show a lack of effort.
Traditional isn't always better, and typing beats a quill pen any day. And isn't it time for them to wise up to technology? So yes, hand written notes are lovely if your writing is not only legible but also attractive (not often the resume case!) and if the act of writing by hand hasn't delayed the card so long that resentments have built. For the rest of us, typing is a godsend. It's time etiquette experts wised up to the advantages of technology and the superiority of the beautifully legible printed note over the illegible chicken scratch of the average hand-written note. Guidelines for typing your thank you notes. Know your audience: a thank you note to Great Aunt Mary (a stickler for good old-fashioned manners) will probably benefit from being handwritten however painstaking (and painful) the process. Your college friend, on the other hand, likely won't mind one bit if they receive a type written note (and may even be taken aback to receive a handwritten one).
you notes and letters is surely legibility. Few people these days have attractive handwriting, and a surprisingly large number have truly appalling writing that borders on the illegible. Certainly both my husband and my sister-in-law have writing so atrocious that I generally don't even try to decipher anything that they have hand written (success is uncertain and the process gives me a headache). In such cases surely typed notes are not only preferable, but actually the polite thing to do! Moreover, if as we're always being told it's the thought that counts, then why does it matter whether a note is typed or hand written? Surely it is the words and sentiment of the message that matter, and these remain the same whether they are typed or handwritten. Insisting on hand written notes, cards and especially letters is honoring form before function. Surely its better to put the effort into the wording rather than the handwriting. Where do these etiquette gurus get their 'rules' from anyway?
The same is true for times of loss or particularly sensitive situations times when you especially want to reach out to the recipient. In these cases a hand written note is probably preferable. Having said that, you really do need to have paper decent (if not beautiful) hand writing to write a successful thank you note. If you are lucky enough to write in beautiful copperplate, or be skilled with a calligraphy pen, then by all means hand write your thank you messages. On the other hand, if your hand writing is poor then I would maintain that typing is the way to go the aim is for your note to stand out for its thoughtfulness, rather than because the recipient fervently wishes you had typed. Those blessed with fine penmanship may argue that hand writing is quicker than typing. In other words, they can write the note, address the envelope and find a stamp in less time than it takes to start the computer, open the right program, type out the text, mess around with fonts and formatting, and finally print the whole thing.
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A type written thank you note might make etiquette experts shudder, but is it really so make different to a hand written note? And what about the issue of legibility for those with poor handwriting? If we are to believe everything we are told by manners and etiquette gurus, thank you notes, letters and cards must always be hand written. To do otherwise, they inform us, is not only bad manners, but boorish and even insulting to the recipient. Of all the rules of good manners, this seems one of the most entrenched, and one on which there is little room for flexibility. But is a type written thank you note really such a terrible thing? The case for hand writing thank you notes, the case for hand writing thank you notes, writing a thank you note, card or letter by hand gives the personal touch at least that is the general perception. It signals that you have 'made an effort' and therefore conveys your appreciation more appropriately. It's true that for formal situations, and in particular weddings, a hand written thank you note or thank you card is considered more appropriate than a typed message.