I wrote today about blue books, those cramp-inducing essay books that pretty much every college student in America has done battle with at some point.
In talking to students about the art of test-taking and about these blue books in particular, I realized that change, frankly, is difficult. I wrote many an essay exam in blue books back when I was in college, way back in the 1990s. Before laptops and e-mail. We didn't have a choice; now students do have that choice, at least in writing-based courses, but as one student quoted in today's story said, he just prefers writing to typing.
Professors, on the other hand, will happily say goodbye forever to the arduous task of deciphering the chicken scratch that passes for handwriting these days.
For another take on blue books and the new test-taking software, click here.