Pros And Disadvantages Of Cursive Writing

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Cursive writing, good old script penmanship in flowing strokes with the letters joined, is causing an argument whether Common Core curriculum should implement cursive writing. Although California and several other states have been applying the cursive instructions in their curriculum, some states look forward to the collapse of it. As a matter of fact, people nowadays prefer the use of printing style because it is more legible than cursive. Educators acknowledge that cursive writing activates different parts of the brain and also has an effect on improving the academic development. To add new strategies and new skills to the public schools ' standards, the removal of unimportant stuff is necessary; furthermore, it helps free the path and leaves …show more content…
Penmanship has plenty of significant conveniences that benefit daily life activities. To begin, let 's demonstrate the benefits of knowing how to write in cursive and point out the proof of the impacts on the people academically and socially. For instance, students will be able to take notes faster in college because printing letters, which requires raising and lowering the pencil or pen point for each letter, are slowing you down while you only have to lift and drop the point at the beginning and end of the word with cursive. From my view, beside those college students who already have their laptops or can afford one, the rest of the students usually suffer from history courses since they have to try to catch up with the lectures ' speed that is quite fast and sometimes hard-to-understand. If a student, who is a slow writer that uses printing letters, accidentally makes a mistake while taking notes, the student then has to continue with the flow and finishes writing the whole lesson first before looking back to fix the error. Also, if your career is something like a journalist or an interviewer, which you have to observe and catch every action from an event or catch every word during a conversation to gather information, cursive, in this case, can be very helpful as well. Since …show more content…
To illustrate, in order to learn to read and write in cursive, I spent lots of time during my intermediate school years to study and practice it from many resources: the Internet and some related books. While practicing, I figured out an amazing and surprising fact that was, besides the alphabets, I was able to learn the diversity and abundance structures of shapes and many creative symbols. It was the moment when I created my first "fancy" signature which was having the form of a curve and needed only one stroke. Additionally, it was very useful that I was able to use it as the based form to improve and redesign my signature since I intensely wanted my signature to be unique and hard-to-fake. Last but not least, the capacity to communicate with the older generations -like family members- is extremely useful too. For example, many elders communicate with the family members using letter writing format, which is written in cursive most of the time, so it 's a "must" that people have to learn penmanship to keep in touch with the elderly family members. Back when I was in Vietnam, and my mom was in the U.S., she

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