Letter Writing Activity
The letter writing activity, of all the activities that we have done so far, was definitely my favorite! There were many assignments which gave us a chance to add our personal touch to them, but this particular activity let me bring my core family into the context, which gave it a different spin.
Since the letter was based around college life, I got to jot down things I experience every day, but don’t really give much thought to. The expectations VS reality style of writing was really interesting.
One thing that I learnt from this experience is the advantage of going back to the basics; by this I mean using the style and techniques that writers used before the dawn of the personal computer. Before this activity, I can barely remember the last time I wrote a good old fashioned letter, let alone by hand. I felt that using a traditional format and writing with just pen and paper, while not always pragmatic, helped me think about the topic in a more formal way, leave less margin for editing and mistakes, and talk about the topic in a more logical way.
All in all, this particular exercise is something I think all college students should try in this technology-driven age, just to get a sense of what it was like to write to family back in a time when FaceTime required people to be present in the same room.