Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Save the Words

Got this from Ms. Ong:

From now on, I'm making you learn to type properly.Now, I'm not saying that you can't slip up sometimes... if you make some typos, that's okay; no one's perfect. But ignoring every single rule of the English language is not cool. I don't care if you aren't good at typing yet... Use the fingers correctly as a chance to teach yourself how to type properly!

Type in proper English. Here is a small summary:

1.) Capitalize and punctuate as close to what you know is correct. If you slip up it's okay, but if ALL your posts show that you aren't even trying, you may be in trouble.
2.) If you have significant difficulties with spelling, please use a spellchecker each time you post. Occasionally not knowing how to spell something and/or making typos is fine, just so long as it's completely accidental.
3.) Go easy on the internet shorthand. Write out "you" and "thanks" and "are" rather than "u" "thx" "r" and etc. Things like 'lol' and other abbreviations are fine as long as they don't absolutely dominate your posts.

Have fun!! I know all these rules seem like a lot to keep in mind, but if you just use your head you'll be fine. Happy Use of the internet as a place to make friends and enjoy yourself... there are lots of other people that want to do the same.

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