SAIT’s student newspaper The Weal takes an interest in my teaching at ACAD…

Typewriters challenge students’ way of thinking

Computers, tablets and phones, have caused some people to write automatically and unthinkingly because of the convenient use of autocorrect, backspace and spellcheck. But ACAD instructor Derek Beaulieu is determined to make his English 214 Creative Writing class stop and think about the actual mechanics of writing by requiring them to use typewriters.