Journal: News & Comment

Wednesday, October 11, 2006
# 10:59:00 PM:

Handwriting on the outs?

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MSNBC reports that those crazy kids today often never learn proper handwriting. I type a lot (duh!), but I still write cursively when I take paper notes. Regardless of whatever cognitive benefits learning handwriting may have, it's simply faster than printing.

I really learned to write when my English 10 teacher, Mr. Fraser, insisted that we submit a 300-word essay almost every day. I tended to write mine on the bus, longhand, while the lack of a Delete key forced me to think things through before I began them, and as I wrote. I believe that's still a valuable skill, one I hope my kids learn, and one I will encourage them to pursue.


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