HANDWRITING: A NECESSARY SKILL
Most adults know that handwriting was part of the course on a day-to-day-basis in elementary school. Many of us baby-boomers also know that handwriting/penmanship was also given a grade on report cards! Those dips, curves and swerves had to be done properly so your handwriting could be read by others.
IS CLASSROOM HANDWRITING VANISHING:
Handwriting is no longer a set protocol for classroom teaching these days. So most young students are now getting only a few days of learning this important skill. The rest is up to the students themselves (combined with the help of parents) and others. Practice, practice and more practice is necessary to be done on the students own time. And practice will be necessary as teachers will assign work deemed to be done in cursive writing only.
HANDWRITING/THE THINKING PROCESS
We tend to use our thinking process more when using pen/pencil and paper. We are more enlightened in our thinking. Since the only options when a mistake is made, is to erase (sometimes frequently), apply liquid-paper (to white out the mistake) or to completely start over again (which can be frustrating); we tend to choose our words more carefully. There is no 'delete' or 'backspace' button. Therefore, our thinking is more challenged. There is also the need to know the skill of handwriting should there be an electrical outage and the use of a computer is not an option.
PART-1 LEARN Alphabet ABCD Read+Write Individually by marufcanada
Those Important Papers
Although many applications can be filled out on-line, there are still companies who require an application to be filled out by hand. And even when filled out digitally, once pinted out, your signature is still required. This also applies for signing receipts after a credit/debit purchase, money orders, check-writing, health-care/insurance papers and much more.
We should all work towards proving the critics wrong. As this generation of students are being known as those who do not know how to write, especially in cursive. Learning this skill will give our current and future students added confidence to seek employment as well as furthering their education and business opportunities.