Friday, May 30, 2008

Functional Illiteracy

I can't write anymore. No, seriously. I've been working this morning with Dornyei (2005), getting my head into the theory of learner aptitude, and making notes on a proper paper notepad, (it's not my book so I can't scribble in the margins), and it's so bloody slow as to be painful. I type far more quickly now than I can write with pencil and paper. Besides, write down a reference by hand and you're going to have to type the bugger up later, anyway. AND you might mis-transcribe it at that point.

Nope, laptops are aka notebooks for good reason. And I'm giving up on pencil and paper from hereon in.


Dornyei, Z. The Psychology of the Language Learner. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Mahwah, NJ. 2005