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    Default Jotters.

    When I arrived at Secondary School aged nine, the class was issued with a Jotter. This was my first that I'd been introduced to the practice of keeping a separate workbook for writing out my thoughts, exercises, before writing them up in my best handwriting in the workbook that I'd hand in to the teacher. Since leaving Secondary School, I never used one again and have never used one outside of school.
    The Jotter book was made up of really poor quality paper. If you paused your pen on the page for a second, the ink would bleed out, looking like a little blue spider on the page.
    Anyone alse remember these?

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    We didn't have jotters in high school. We did in primary school but these were our actual exercise books, with bad paper and all. We only ever wrote in pencil.
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    Yeh, used pencils at First School myself. So you never went to Secondary School Trickyvee?

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    Yes I did. High school is secondary school but we didn't have jotters. Just higher quality exercise books to write in.
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    OK, I meant Middle School then.

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    I remember been given one to take on a school trips a few times.

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    Default Re: Jotters.

    Quote Originally Posted by jason h View Post
    OK, I meant Middle School then.
    no middle school. Straight from primary at 11 into high school until 16.
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    By the time I was at secondary school they were called rough books.

    I remember the term jotters being used a fair bit in the Beano.
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    Yes we had jotters, poor quality paper with no lines printed.
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    wish i'd had jotters at school esp as i'm a doodler..........funnily enough one of the teachers i work with has given her class jotters this year

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