Every time before I write a paper I use a pen and paper to organize my thoughts. When I was younger I was taught that this way everything would be right in front of me, ready to be organized. The way of organizing this was by using a computer to type it in an orderly way. Today, I still find myself writing all of my rough drafts using the old fashioned way -- pen and paper. I never like to use the computer to first organize my thoughts partly because it's not what I am used to but also because I find that the computer can present many different problems.
Although there are so many different ways to organize your thoughts now on the computer, I still prefer the other way. I find these applications fairly confusing to use at times. It also makes me incredibly nervous to have all on my work on the computer not having anything right in front of me god forbid my computer were to crash or not save my work properly. Also, many of us talk about the mental block that comes with the blank white screen of the computer. I have found that I never see myself have a mental blockage when starting with a pen and paper-- what does this say about this habit?
Even since high school, I have seen that assignments and tests have become more reliable on technology and computer systems. Many assignments are done at home, typed up. Many tests are run through the computer system to check the answers. I have had very few tests that require me to use a pen and paper to do my work. Is this a good sign that our education evaluation relies within the accuracy of the computer systems?
Does this need to have a pen and paper available for assignment work and old fashioned habit? Is there hope in the future that generations will not have fears of using the computer to do all of their work? Is there any way that people will overcome the mental block that comes when staring blank at a screen ready to start? How do we see the future of assignments occuring-- will we even have to ever hand in anything or take a test in pen or paper anymore?