Handwriting activates the brain more than keyboarding
This is because it involves more complex motor and cognitive skills. Good handwriting contributes to reading fluency because it activates visual perception of letters. Handwriting is a predictor of success in other subjects, because good handwriting has a positive impact on grades.
Cursive writing helps students, both young and old, with dyslexia
Children can have a very hard time with writing in print because many of the letters look similar, particularly b and d. Also it can feel very uncomfortable and disjointed writing in print. Cursive writing offers each letter a very different look and allows the pupil to write in a flowing, comfortable way. This can decrease their dyslexic tendencies and make them more confident in their abilities.
Handwriting can cause poor self-esteem. Poor self-esteem can trigger loss of confidence
Children who have trouble mastering handwriting may avoid writing and produce poor written work. Children with poor handwriting will find it hard to proof read their own work. They will then fail to spot their mistakes and their confidence may dip even lower.
Examiners need to decipher what is written. Otherwise, pupils will achieve lower marks, even where the content may be good. Many states standardised assessments and handwritten essays emphasise the importance of handwriting. Without fast and legible handwriting, students may miss out on learning opportunities and under-achieve academically.
Helps with communication.
Learning to write letters and numbers correctly is especially important when writing down e mail addresses, website URLs, and phone numbers. One wrong letter or number can prevent communication.
Good writing skills can help you in life. If you’re trying to get a job, good writing skills make you more desirable to the employer. One of the first things an employer looks at is your cover letter or resume.
Children, students, teachers, lecturers, and parents feel happy, confident, and inspired by good handwriting skills. Good handwriting is the platform for achievement in the workplace and self-assurance in life.
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