Study Skills - do a quickwrite

Malc Prentice

This information is also on the sheet from class 1.

Why do a quickwrite?

You need practice typing and thinking quickly in English.

It helps you change English you know (but can't use) into English you can use.

How fast do you need to type?

So - it depends on what you need.

How to do a quickwrite

Usually you will type your quickwrite

However, QW1 in class is by hand

1)Download the QW template and prepare it.

2)Set your timer for 10 minutes.

3)After 10 minutes, STOP and count your words

Minimum Word Count

If you do less than the following, you have NOT done your homework.

Time Typed C/D Typed GCP
QW 1-10 100 words minimum 100
QW 11-20 150 words minimum 150
QW 21-43 200 words minimum 200
QW 1-10 (Fall) 200 words minimum 200
QW 11-20 225 words minimum 250
QW 21-43 250 words minimum 300

If you are taking too long to do longer quickwrites, then:

A) Work on your typing

B) Plan your quickwrite more carefully before you start

C) If the above doesn't work, tell me.

4) Submit your QW online

I will tell you how to do this in a later class

5) In class we will:

Assessment

Having problems typing?

Beat my high score at the Alien game (2042) and take a screenshot - I will give you a bonus point!