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Why writing things by hand is a good idea

Updated on May 29, 2017
Writing things out by hand has power
Writing things out by hand has power

Why writing things out by hand is a good idea?

As everyone knows writing things out by hand is something that we all need to do. There might not always be computers around it teaches discipline in the writing world. It also teaches organization when writing things out by hand you can learn how to organize your thoughts. Even though computers today feel like they will be around for a limitless amount of time. That might not always be the case, take writers and bloggers for example As all writers and bloggers know, ideas for things to write about can come at any time, and sometimes in limitless amounts. So always have something with you so that you can jot down ideas. A notebook is a handy tool for this. I know what you are all probably thinking but I have a cell phone can’t I just make a note on that, and worry about it later? That is the ideal way of doing things. Everyone went to school and had, to learn how to print and cursive write. The reason everyone had to learn these things is because what happens if the technology doesn’t work? Sure we don’t think that would ever happen but it could.

Writing things out by hand has a different feel to it, rather than typing things out on a computer wouldn’t you say? When you write things out by hand there is this type of passion that you feel when the pen slides across the page forming the limitless amounts of words. Wouldn’t you agree? Writing things by hand is something that everyone needs to know. If you want to be able to write cheques one day you are going to need to know how to sign your name. It is good to write things by hand because it teaches discipline in some sense. It also teaches people their own flow the way they like words to work together, and they also have their own way of writing. Whether it be what is called shorthand writing which is writing words you understand in order to make better notes of it later or writing full words out, cursive writing is faster than printing is. For some people anyway. I will it explain that all later along with cursive writing.

I wrote this out by hand first just to see the flow that is what writing things out does. At least for some people. When you write things out by hand you can see almost immediately what needs changing, or what can stay the way it is. The reason why is because when you write things out by hand you read it over and over again more so then when you type it out because when you type it out first you know what it says. Writing it out first you have to think about what it says. For example, a sentence that is typed first might not be so noticeable to errors but a sentence that is written by hand would be. Who doesn’t like seeing their errors first so that they can fix them right away? I know that I do, but I have been typing for so long that, I do that more so than writing things out. Although when I write things out I have a different frame of mind, in a way because I am trying to make it make sense as I would before I type it.

Writing things by hand can be done anywhere, people forget that these days. Sure writing things by hand can take longer but it teaches people a sense of discipline wouldn’t you agree? The reason why I say that it teaches discipline is because we all need to communicate effectively. In today’s world communicating effectively can be taken in many different directions. Writing can be done anywhere, into today’s day, what with smartphones, tablets, laptops and Ipads. Sure these are all portable writing tools but why not go back to the basics, as I mentioned earlier in this paragraph we are to technology based and we are not teaching the basics or even using the basics anymore which is using a pen and paper to write things out.

Going back to the basics of writing things out by hand is better in some ways. It is better to write things out by hand because you can’t always rely on technology as I mentioned before technology could crash and then where would you be. I am sure everyone has had their fair share of technology issues, losing unsaved work in a power outage, or your laptop freezing or breaking, or whatever device you use to type on does the things that I just listed that is. That is why writing things by hand is better. People nowadays don’t know how to do that, they rely too much on technology. Everyone knows the expression if you don’t use it you lose it correctly, people might not think that can happen when it comes to writing but if you are not careful it can. Maybe not all of it, but some of it for sure. It has happened to me, when I didn’t print for a period of time, I didn’t remember how to do it, I always cursive write. It is faster to cursive write then it is to print, and everyone wants to do things fast.

When I was in grade three, or four learning how to cursive write I was told that I wrote better then I printed so I didn’t really have a choice in the matter when I was learning. Not very many people do when they are in school or at least that was how it was when I was going to school now teachers don’t teach that some do, but if it’s not in the curriculum then it won’t be taught. Writing is used to commit things to memory, which is good. That is how I learned anyway. An example is “Watch the bird fly over the rainbow or “Let’s watch the bird fly over the rainbow.” Writing things out to see how they look and sound when you read it back to yourself, helps your memory and train of thought.

I remember when I was in grade school I had a computer because they didn’t like my writing. With this computer though I couldn’t see the board because I was facing the other way, so I had to read a sentence or two at time memorize it and type it out. But writing things out, for example, spelling words the more you write the letters the more you remember the word and I always did that when I had to have a spelling test, didn’t you?

Writing things out by hand is a skill that everyone should have and it takes people a long time to master their own way, of writing. Why would someone want to lose that? I don’t think they would so that is why writing things out by hand is always a good reminder of what it was like before we had computers, smart phone, iPad and things like that.

Remember when you are thinking of writing things on a computer or out by hand, that writing things out by hand can be done anywhere. Which means you can take your thought process away from the computer and into the open air, which can be fun. Writing things out by hand, can bring new ideas to mind that you never thought of before that is another reason writing things out by hand is good don't you think?

Some of my cursive Writing
Some of my cursive Writing

Writing things by hand improves memory

When I was in grade three, or four learning how to cursive write I was told that I wrote better then I printed so I didn’t really have a choice in the matter when I was learning. Not very many people do when they are in school or at least that was how it was when I was going to school now teachers don’t teach that some do, but if it’s not in the curriculum then it won’t be taught. Writing is used to commit things to memory, which is good. That is how I learned anyway. An example is “Watch the bird fly over the rainbow or “Let’s watch the bird fly over the rainbow.” Writing things out to see how they look and sound when you read it back to yourself, helps your memory and train of thought.

I remember when I was in grade school I had a computer because they didn’t like my writing. With this computer though I couldn’t see the board because I was facing the other way, so I had to read a sentence or two at time memorize it and type it out. But writing things out, for example, spelling words the more you write the letters the more you remember the word and I always did that when I had to have a spelling test, didn’t you?

Writing things out by hand is a skill that everyone should have and it takes people a long time to master their own way, of writing. Why would someone want to lose that? I don’t think they would so that is why writing things out by hand is always a good reminder of what it was like before we had computers, smart phone, iPad and things like that.

Remember when you are thinking of writing things on a computer or out by hand, that writing things out by hand can be done anywhere. Which means you can take your thought process away from the computer and into the open air, which can be fun. Writing things out by hand, can bring new ideas to mind that you never thought of before that is another reason writing things out by hand is good don't you think?

You remember things better when you write them down
You remember things better when you write them down

Writing is Good

Writing things out by hand improves memory limitlessly and it keeps your hands limitlessly busy if you need to be kept busy. Sometimes there is no room for a computer in a moving vehicle or on a walk but there is room for bringing a notebook and pen. Which is another reason why writing things out by hand is a good idea because it can be done anywhere at any time if you have the right tools. It has a limitless lasting effect because you remember what you write out by hand more than what you type for a longer period of time. At least that is what I think.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      I developed a personal shorthand that allows only me the writer to decipher what I've written. And it's quick and convenient. My handwriting is very sloppy but I can make perfect sense of it. I don't have to worry about passwords either because it looks like junk. I used this when transcribing conversations longhand.

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      Louise Barraco 2 years ago from Ontario

      That is a great way to do it and a awesome skill to have I have very sloppy writing as well

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