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posted by n1 on Wednesday June 04 2014, @09:37AM   Printer-friendly
from the nothing-but-illegible-scribbles dept.

The NY Times asks does handwriting matter? The Common Core standards stop teaching handwriting after the first grade, preferring a proficiency in typing after that.

However, studies are showing that children learn faster, are able to retain more information, and generate new ideas when they first learn to write by hand. The process of thinking about how to form a letter and putting it on the page stimulates more areas of the brain. This come from the inherent messiness in free-form writing, which can be a valuable learning tool.

 
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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Buck Feta on Wednesday June 04 2014, @12:22PM

    by Buck Feta (958) on Wednesday June 04 2014, @12:22PM (#51054) Journal
    > claiming that cursive is slow is simply stupid

    Of course it's slower, there's so much more to write:

    Non-cursive: The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

    Cursive: The quick-as-fuck asshole fox jumped his ass over the son-of-a-bitch lazy-ass dog.
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