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Title    What's Lost as Handwriting Fades
Date    Wednesday June 04 2014, @09:37AM
Author    n1
Topic   
from the nothing-but-illegible-scribbles dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/06/03/211257

scruffybeard writes:

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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  1. "scruffybeard" - http://soylentnews.org/~scruffybeard/
  2. "does handwriting matter?" - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/science/whats-lost-as-handwriting-fades.html

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