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Friday, September 19, 2014

Take Out Your Quill Pens ... ?

PostThese envelopes were about to be dropped off at Canada Post. These contain assignments written my students in class today. Each individual had to bring a newspaper to class. After choosing an advertisement, they had to write to a company for additional, routine information. Many had never written an inquiry to a business on paper. A few had never addressed an envelope!

I've blogged about doing this in the past with other groups. It seems to get harder and harder to find ads which contain reference to a postal address. One is much more likely to spot the Facebook page, website, email address, or phone number nowadays. As this group is my final class before official retirement, it took on special significance. I imagine that in another decade, it will probably be impossible to even imagine an assignment such as today's.


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