Slash Boxes

SoylentNews is people

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.

This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
Display Options Threshold/Breakthrough Mark All as Read Mark All as Unread
The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
  • (Score: 2) by efitton on Wednesday June 04 2014, @07:26PM

    by efitton (1077) on Wednesday June 04 2014, @07:26PM (#51306) Homepage

    Of course you can get by with squiggles for a signature. In the "old days" when they told people to make their mark (as most were illiterate) it wasn't an x. It was a simple pattern or design. That and if you look at most checks (those that aren't just done over the internet) you can't actually read the signature anyhow.

    Starting Score:    1  point
    Karma-Bonus Modifier   +1  

    Total Score:   2