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In recognition of United Nations World Teachers Day, let us reflect on the subjects we hated most in school but must now grudgingly admit were useful. What subject will today’s students find most useful when they’re older?


Typing. (These days it's called keyboarding). It's the skill I've used most and found most useful (except for reading, of course). Some other classes might have been more useful, if I'd paid attention.

In the almost three decades since I took the class, I've needed algebra exactly once -- and I didn't remember it.

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dwaynekilbourne
Oct. 6th, 2008 04:16 am (UTC)
Typing...
You make a great point... I recall many students who did not want to learn how to use the keyboard at times, but it really does help. It was to many in middle school what writing in cursive was to those in early elementary school.

Dwayne

Typing. (These days it's called keyboarding). It's the skill I've used most and found most useful (except for reading, of course). Some other classes might have been more useful, if I'd paid attention.

In the almost three decades since I took the class, I've needed algebra exactly once -- and I didn't remember it.


ozma914
Oct. 9th, 2008 09:56 am (UTC)
Re: Typing...
I took it in high school, entirely because by then I knew I'd be a rich and famous fiction writer by the time I was 21. It didn't work out (yet) -- but now I'm surrounded by keyboards in a dispatch center, and my part time job is working as a newspaper reporter, and I can't imagine how I'd manage without typing skills.
irish_injun
Oct. 6th, 2008 12:43 pm (UTC)
German. The one phrase I remember is how to ask someone to go to the library with me...LOL.

While I didn't use Algebra in the usual way, I found it taught me a lot about thinking logically, problem solving and acquiring balance. It opened my mind to thinking differently and grasping new concepts.
ozma914
Oct. 9th, 2008 10:04 am (UTC)
Why, that would be the phrase you use most, wouldn't it? :-)

Algebra taught me .... um, pretty much nothing. It was fiction writing that did all those things to me, and it was fiction writing that got me to reteach myself English and grammar, too. Which is ironic -- I didn't learn that stuff in school because I was preoccupied writing fiction.
ext_113690
Oct. 8th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
Typing, even though I never did it the "proper" way, because I already had developed my own strange method. I use probably three or four fingers and can type just as fast a secretary.

I bet if I forced myself to type the so-called proper way, I could probably type faster. Sigh.


PS: Screw algebra. :D
ozma914
Oct. 9th, 2008 10:05 am (UTC)
My youngest also has her own unique way of typing; I tried to get her to take a keyboarding class, but it seems to be working okay for her. Drives me crazy, though!
vovat
Oct. 14th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
I think my typing/keyboarding class was definitely one of the more useful ones I've taken. I typed about eleven words per minute back when I started that, and was constantly looking at the keyboard. Now I type 68 words per minute. That's somewhat of an improvement, isn't it? {g}
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