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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 evilviper on Friday June 06 2014, @07:30AM

    by evilviper (1760) on Friday June 06 2014, @07:30AM (#52111) Homepage Journal

    Your so called peer reviewed study is paywalled.

    We don't eve know if the peers agreed or disagreed!!

    You're sure helpless, aren't you?

    http://www.worldcat.org/title/relative-efficiencies-of-the-standard-and-dvorak-simplified-keyboards/oclc/425403487 [worldcat.org]

    The independent (non Dvorak inc) studies show 4% speed increase only on certain letter combinations

    That's one study. There are many others.

    Besides, you need to get off the "speed" kick. I've already said that speed/accuracy aren't necessarily benefits. LESS STRESS always is, which reduces pain and injuries, and is precisely what the above study found.

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