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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: 2) by carguy on Wednesday June 04 2014, @02:26PM

    by carguy (568) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday June 04 2014, @02:26PM (#51097)

    And herein lies the problem. Normal people do not communicate to exchange information. Normal people converse to control each other. Normal people are SHIT.

    Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

    ...and after reading this quote/meme for years, I finally searched and found that it's from Simpsons, doh.

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