Re: Yay or Nay - OP

Subject: Re: Yay or Nay - OP
From: DaLy <swiggles247 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 13:34:23 -0800 (PST)


Unless you give these students another test to see if they have developed these basic skills, you have no way of knowing their level of competence. IMHO, one test where spell check is not allowed to be used is a much better option than two tests.
 
After reading this article - http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2011/04/oregon_school_dropout_rates_we.html
 
I am still convinced that using spell check is in the teachers' best interest not the students
 
DaLy
 

--- On Wed, 2/1/12, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:


From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Subject: Re: Yay or Nay - OP
To: "Kat Kuvinka" <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Cc: swiggles247 -at- yahoo -dot- com, guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 12:03 PM


I think it's definitely a "use it or lose it" skill.  Assuming the skill is developed and used in the first place.  But for most of us, K-12 + undergrad is where we spent the majority of our time as young people developing and using that skill, and once out of an environment where proper use is mandatory the skills will begin to erode if not used.  So I think there is a possibility that loosening requirements while people are still IN school may just start the erosion process earlier for some.


Gene Kim-Eng





On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 11:27 AM, Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:

Thing is...many of the engineers, even VPs I have worked with could not spell. Did they know how, and somehow forgot because they no longer have to spell? They also can't write proper sentences. I had to edit Annual Reports. What a mess! And these are not kids or even GenX-ers. Most are Baby Boomers.
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