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Students unable to write as much because "exams make our hands sore"

Discussion in 'English' started by thequillguy, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. thequillguy

    thequillguy New commenter

    haha! I keep a blog that relates running and teaching - I think there is similar endeavour in both. That, and without some guts, some kids can't write.

    I'll be interested to see the writing speed of all my pupils. I type fairly fast - 60-75 WPM - but cannot write at a similar pace. However, certain kinds of writing require me to write.

    We need to teach touch-typing, though, for sure! I used a game called Typing of the Dead. Not sure if that'll be acceptable in school.
  2. Interesting point. Are the students who use laptops to write their controlled assessments (as I have seen as standard at school A) at an advantage over those who write by hand (as seen in school B)? Interesting...
  3. sleepyhead

    sleepyhead New commenter

    I have one boy in my class who does. It's his "normal way of working" and is an access arrangement (it's an Alpahsmart not a laptop though so no spell check or anything).
    There is no way we could manage it for everyone - not one of our computer rooms has enough machines for any of our classes. 35 students using 25 machines doesn't work too well!

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