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Friday, 23 January 2015

GOODBYE HANDWRITING?

 (6th Cultural Week-2: Writing in the 21st century)
TODAY IS NATIONAL HANDWRITING DAY 
IN U.S.A. & BRITAIN


Today is National Handwriting Day in USA and Britain and this course, our Cultural Week (the 6th) will be devoted to the History of Handwriting. Last November we learnt that Finland, one of the countries with the highest quality education in the world, has decided to stop paying attenction to handwriting teaching in school and will concentrate on teaching keyboard writing.
Is handwriting out of fashion? Is it from the past century? Handwriting isn't that important? Isn't our own handwriting part of our personality? Arguments for and against have appeared since the news was known. In the history of handwriting, will this mean the end of an era? The end of handwriting?

- WRITING BY HAND: SO 20th CENTURY...
(Enrique Dans. 30-Nov-2014)

(Handwritten quotation from J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone")

Above a photo of a handwritten quotation on the BooksBlog of the British newspaper The Guardian, which to celebrate this National Handwriting Day, today, has published inspiring written literary quotations, handwritten by their readers. Click on this link to see them all.

The English Department is going to work on how communicating via writing has changed in the XXIst century. Different posts will be following to show these changes and propose different projects to be done in English for the Cultural Week exhibits and quizzes. Such as:

- MOBILE TEXT-MESSAGING. (The only post which has been published previously)
- PICTOGRAMS.
(The last three will have following posts published very soon) 
Stay tuned and participate in the proposed projects. Thanks.
Here's the second one:

PROJECT 2 FOR THE CULTURAL WEEK IN ENGLISH:

- GIVE A HANDWRITTEN LITERARY QUOTATION IN ENGLISH OF A BOOK YOU'VE ENJOYED.

Galician version of this post @ ArquivosDoTrasno.

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