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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: 4, Funny) by fishybell on Wednesday June 04 2014, @02:38PM

    by fishybell (3156) on Wednesday June 04 2014, @02:38PM (#51106)

    AARGG!!! MY EYES!!!

    That link (http://handwritingrepair.info/) has got to be the most garish thing I've seen on the internet in years.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 04 2014, @04:29PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 04 2014, @04:29PM (#51193)

    Indeed, send her to http://htmlrepair.info/ [htmlrepair.info]

  • (Score: 2) by Open4D on Thursday June 05 2014, @02:12PM

    by Open4D (371) on Thursday June 05 2014, @02:12PM (#51683) Journal

    Garish? Well, it looks like the site design hasn't been updated since 1996. But I'd happily take that over one of the new fangled websites you encounter these days (e.g. 1 [fairphone.com],2 [particlefever.com]).