Dear Readers, Please check out our new Opinion Poll on whether parents are solely responsible for who their children become, and cast your vote by the end of June 2015.
As you know …
your opinion counts
Our May 2015 poll was about whether writing letters is an outdated mode of communication:
Since emails and text messages are a much faster and more efficient way of communicating, there is little use for teaching children to write letters in school.
• I agree. Writing letters is an outdated mode of communication, because most people need quick replies and the process of writing formatted letters takes too long. (26%, 9 Votes)
• I disagree. Letter writing is essential for job applications and lodging complaints. Writing formal letters improves communication and also teaches students to structure their writing. (74%, 26 Votes)
The majority (74%) of the respondents believe that writing letters continues to be a relevant way to communicate, because it is useful for tasks such as writing formal job applications and lodging complaints. They also believe that writing formal letters should be taught in schools because it improves writing skills. On the other hand a little over a quarter (26%) of the respondents felt that writing letters is redundant because emails and text messages are a much faster way to communicate.