Blog Prompt # 3

Blog prompt # 3: for the week of January 29-February 4

This prompt asks you to continue reflecting upon the ways that technology both enriches and complicates the way we write.

Read the following blog post Longhand in which a writer shares an experience about writing long-hand after learning to resort to typing.

When you begin a writing project, how do you choose to record your ideas: in long-hand or type? What are the benefits and drawbacks of each method? In what ways might writing by hand as opposed to typing challenge us to engage more actively with our ideas? If you write for pleasure or as a hobby in addition to your academic/professional writing, do you approach your personal writing projects differently than your professional ones?

Suggestion: consider writing your response to this prompt in long-hand before posting it online. Did you notice a marked difference in the quality of your writing, whether positive or negative? Explain.

Respond to this prompt in your individual course blog by midnight on Saturday, February 4.

About Francesca Marinaro

Instructor of English/PhD. Candidate, Department of English, University of Florida
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