I have worn numerous hats in my lifetime a mother, grandmother, manager, logistics and even a waitress, but now I am what I call “professional student.” At present, this latest one is an unpaying position, at least, does not pay cash but is very rewarding I am a college student. As a college student, I take this position as my number one job in my life right now. I don’t believe I have to illustrate to most of my classmates what it is like to be a student, but from my prospective going back to college after you have raised a family is a job I take extremely seriously. I could ask myself how typing relates to being a college student.
2 I want to clearly state I did not take a typing course, it is keyboarding! A clear difference in keyboarding …show more content…
Hence, the proper use of the keyboard is an invaluable skill among people in the workforce, as for my job as a college student/mother I utilize it when I correspond via letters for grants, e-mailing my friends and instructors, online discussion and social media. This class has facilitated in writing reports, research, taking notes and, writing my own study sheets. I have learned keyboard layout, posture, and hand placement has been established. Subsequently, an emphasis was placed on accuracy, speed and meeting your deadline in this class. In this class, we also practiced keyboarding shortcuts. Elements that should be retained are implementing more complicated sentences featuring a variety of punctuation, capitalization, and special …show more content…
When I examined the GDP I noted when I started this class my wpm was 10, the average college student types at about 30-35 wpm. We increased speed by taking practice tests and doing drills. I have strived to improve my keyboarding skills by doing all the exercises assigned to me. I examined the report and noticed in a 3 minute timed writing, I have achieved a 47 wpm with one error. I am sure the typing part of the course is based on years of research to achieve this type of results in such a short period. I had forgotten how to write a correctly spaced business letter. Not only did I forget the spacing of the letter, I had no idea that “someone” changed the spacing behind a period in a sentence to one space. I was never informed before this class the proper spacing for
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Alene Semuels is a writer for The Atlantic, and formerly wrote for The Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The author's purpose for writing this article was to inform college students and the public about opportunities to work while in college. Also it shows college students that working a full time job might not be the wisest thing to do while attending college full time. When this article was written, there was a new trend beginning to arise. In 2015, Georgetown University did a study of students who worked while in college. They found that 70 percent of students were employed while in college and 25 percent of those students are working full time while simultaneously going to college full time. Both the Chicago Tribune and CNBC wrote articles about the findings in the Georgetown study. Putting these things together, Semuels felt persuaded to talk about the topic from two
For many students in America, cursive writing is as foreign as the hieroglyphics of the ancient Egypt. In most colleges and universities, more students are increasingly using tablet computers
We as a society are evolving with each generation to come. We are getting stronger, faster, and smarter. Just as cell phones are no longer square blocks with numbers on them and TV’s are not in black and white, writing itself has also evolved. Once upon a time many wrote and spoke in a Shakespearean form of language and over the years it has evolved into something we call modern English. In recent years, technology has advanced greatly and cell phones have become one of our primary use of communication. With cell phones came a new form of writing called text messaging. Text messaging is used to send short, concise messages to anyone around the world. Often times text messages involve the use of abbreviations which stand for different things and also involves frequent use of emoji’s as a form of expression. This form of writing is now considered informal writing and is not acceptable in academic settings. In Michaela Cullington’s essay “Does Texting Affect Writing?” she touches on both sides of whether texting is hindering students writing or if it’s actually having a positive effect. She then makes is clear that she believes most students are educated enough to know when text speak is appropriate and when it’s not so therefore it has no effect on students. Although, I agree with her thesis, she lacks credibility due to her insufficient evidence. In addition, I also believe
With modern technologies, the way we write and read is changing rapidly, and with such changes so must spelling. Both authors make valid points, but at the same time have different views. Both, Mikita Brottman and Anne Trubek are passionate about spelling and grammar. Brottman says that spelling counts, grammar counts, and consistency counts in résumés. Mikita Brottman states that everyone especially those applying for a job should know how to properly spell the name of their field of expertise. Trubek says that as long as the message gets understood, spelling is not necessarily as important as the meaning behind the message. “No, autocorrect and spellcheckers are wrongheaded because they reinforce a traditional spelling standard. Consistent spelling was a great way to ensure clarity in the print era. But with new technologies, the way that we write and read (and search and data-mine) is changing, and so must spelling.” (p.
"After working 12-hour shifts in a factory, the other options have become brutally clear. When I'm back at the university, skipping classes and turning in lazy re-writes seems like a cop-out after seeing what I would be doing without school. All the advice and public-service announcements about the value of an education that used to sound trite now ring
Reflecting on this course over this semester, there have been many lessons learned that will be valuable, as we enter the business world. Our first lesson was to learn to work together, as a team, to prepare a short memo, long memo, letter, and email for use in the business world. This is a lesson that will experience many times as we do our daily work. Punctuation and grammar are so important to present to the client and other organizations that we are professionals. It could mean the loss of a sale or acquiring new business. It’s like dressing for work; looking professional or unprofessional.
The research article “The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard: Advantages of Longhand Over Laptop Note Taking” was written by Pam A. Muller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer, and published by the Psychological Science in 2014. The article focuses on a series of previous research on the topic and studies with the goal of providing evidence to answer their two main questions. The first question is which one the two note taking strategies works better and increases academic performance longhand note taking or laptop note taking. The second question is how verbatim overlap (word for word) affects our learning. In the article, three studies were conducted similarly but as the studies were made something new was added to explore new aspects of learning.
One of the important skills that a teenager can learn and improve while they are using the internet is their typing. This is stated quite well by Christy Matte, “Believe it or not, all of that multitasking online can actually help teens learn to type quickly. It’s amazing what you can learn when you're trying to keep up with all of your friends online” (Matte 24). Most jobs in this
According to employers interviewed by the NCW, students writing skills are possibly less effective now than they were 15 to 20 years ago. This drives me to conclude that the context based approach alone is not an effective way to teach grammar and punctuation. Perhaps the modified sentence combining approach as suggested by Quible & Griffin (p.34) will improve students writing skills. For an approach to be effective, it must address teaching grammar in two folds. Firstly, the rules of punctuation and instruction on grammar must be introduced. Once the student has that basic understanding, an approach such as in-context writing, sentence combining, glossing or error labeling can be presented to help students learn to eliminate sentence level errors. It is absolutely imperative for educators to adopt a new direction in order to resolve the current dilemma Employers are facing.
In the essay “Does Texting Affect Writing?” The author, Michaela Cullington, does a study to figure out whether texting affects students writing skills, and she argues that texting does not affect student’s writing skills. Owing to her well-developed research, Cullington discover that some people consider that the using of abbreviations in text-messaging is affecting the writing skills of students while other believes the contrary, that texting helps student to write and express better their ideas (362). First, Cullington explains the opinions of those who believe texting negatively affects students writing skills, then those who believe text-messaging positively affects writing, and finally her own study.
Technology is a helpful tool for teaching the writing process, and Marchisan and Alber (2001) concluded that writers can be taught to write using the writing process approach paired with tools of technology, direct instruction, and committed well-trained teachers. Graham, (2008), Graham & and Perin (2007a), and Rogers & and Graham, (2008), agreed that technology makes the process of writing easier and often provides very specific types of support. Word processing provides at least four advantages: (a) revisions are easily made, (b) publishing is professional-looking, (c) typing provides an easier means for children with fine motor skill challenges to produce text, and (d) word-processing programs have software programs, such as spell and stylistic checkers designed to reduce specific types of miscues. Other tools are speech synthesis (i.e., the writer’s spoken words are transcribed to electronic text) and word-prediction programs (i.e., the computer program reduces the key strokes by predicting the writer’s next word). This is helpful for students with difficulties with spelling and the mechanics of writing. In addition, outlining and semantic mapping software can aide with the planning process, and the use of computer networks and the Internet can help to promote communication and collaboration among writers.
(Bui in Aragon-Mendizabal 2016) This is because cognitive processing is shallower when using a keyboard. (Mueller and Oppenheimer 2014) Most typists tend to take notes verbatim, (Kiewra in Holz 2016) leading to very superficial levels of actual understanding. (Aragon- Mendizabal 2016) On the contrary, higher order thinking such as attention and memory are required when people take hand written notes. (Aragon- Mendizabal 2016) When taking notes longhand, writers must summarize, paraphrase, and relate concepts to one another in order to record the information in a timely enough manner. (University Wire 2016) Also, proofreading abilities are reduced on typed work, possibly due to the over usage of tools such as grammar and spelling check. (Lessien 2013) Success for students who hand write is documented not only for college students, but for young learners as well.
We use abbreviations and emoji’s to get our point across. As college students we send so many texting messages that we do not realize that we hold on to those habits of using incorrect spelling and full sentences. Using this way of communication so often has caused college students to carry it over to formal writing projects. Texting is another form of writing, some would believe that it will help with our writing skills but at the same time it making us lose our depth when it comes to writing. Students don’t use a much detail when it comes to writing papers. Grammar gets affected and we get in the habit of abbreviating our words which do not help enhance our writing at all. This articles just goes through saying that texting reflects on a lot more than just students language skills.
Of the many expectations I have of English 1101, three are very important to me: improving my vocabulary, communication skills, and the ability to enhance my writing skills. During college the most fundamental class will be English. English will help me with all subjects in my curriculum, by building better communication skills, and will help with me with everyday life. In today's world of increased communications, particularly of a digital nature, writing skills are an important aspect of expression on a personal, professional and educational level. People send written communications more frequently and quickly than ever in the form of text messages, emails and social media updates.