Tuesday, October 6, 2009

PLN 13

For me I disagree with the study headed by Virginia Berninger about whether kids write better with paper and pen or typing. I know for me I like to type on a computer. Since I write left handed when I write my hand rubs over the words I just wrote and is smeared on my hand and on the paper. Because of this the bottom of my hand turns black and my writing is smeared. Also when using a computer to write I can easily delete words without scribbling or using my eraser. When using a computer to type you can use spell check and proof read with ease. With writing on a computer you do not have to worry about a teacher giving you a zero on a paper because they couldn’t read your handwriting. In conclusion I do not agree with the article “The Pen Might be Mightier Than the Keyboard” by Joel Schwarz because I like typing better.


  1. Hi there. That's too bad you smear your writing! I've never thought about that. I agree with you up to a certain point. Which tool do you think is more effective to convey your thoughts? Which is produces a more quality essay or paragraph? It's of course purely opinionated, but it's a thought. After all, content is the most important thing when writing.

  2. Hi, I'm one of your mentors, Danielle. I'm a right handed person, so like Dan, I've never realized the smearing problem as a common occurence for left handed people. I agree with you that typing is neat and tidier, but it can also be more time consuming because of all of the distractions available to you. My question to you is: everyone describes spell and grammar check as a positive tool, but how does it affect the results of your essays on exams? Do people become too dependent on it?