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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…

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    Cursive Writing

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    cognitive abilities, like reading. My teacher, he wrote everything in cursive and encouraged the class to take notes in cursive, explaining that our brain processes cursive writing differently than print writing, stating it ‘opens’ our minds; It’s not just what we write, but how. With cursive every letter is a continuous flow, with print writing the student has to pick up the pencil every time to start a new letter. The goal in reading is to read whole words rather than individual letters.…

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    Cursive Writing Benefits

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    Writing in cursive can improve a child’s handwriting. Children all over can learn to take pride in their penmanship. Cursive is also a much faster form of writing. Because of that, statistics show that students who know how to write in cursive actually scored higher on the essay portion of the SAT. Since they were able to write faster, they were able to focus on the content of their writing. Another obvious benefit to cursive is how it stimulates the brain. Writing all of the loops and circles…

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    Penmanship Debate

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    Neyda Borges is the author of “Why The Debate Over Cursive Is About More Than Penmanship”, an online article published in the StateImpact section of the NPR website. In this article, Borges discusses the debate about removing cursive handwriting from a school’s curriculum and whether or not it seems more than it is. She mentions how the real issue is not about teaching penmanship but that different socio-economic statuses affect many students in different ways and widen the “achievement gap.”…

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    many aspects and is beneficial overall. The students may not know that they need it now, but they will be thankful later. This problem is one that could easily be passed by the state government by making it part of public policy. Only 41% of elementary schools in the United States teach cursive. This means that roughly 20 million elementary school students do not know cursive. This problem, while some consider it minor, is actually quite important. This is because without cursive handwriting…

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    have need to get work done. The cognitive sensory cortex, when trained and utilized, changes the neurotypical structure that causes us to think in only one way; creating open grounds for adaptions to absorbing more information. People agree that yes, handwriting does matter; but cursive is irrelevant to a child’s education and should not be a priority. I would have to disagree with this statement. Cursive is not only a faster way of writing, it helps creativity develop in the minds of our…

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    difficulty and adversity with handwriting skills, it will result in lower grades on writing assignments and papers, and has a negative effect on the quantity and quality of students ' writing, and influences how long students take to complete written assignments (Graham,2016). “Schools have kind of dropped handwriting from their curriculum and I think it might have been jumping the gun a little bit,” she says. “I think it forces us to take a second look at what handwriting might actually be…

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    In 2010, teachers came together to form the new common core, which was soon implemented across the nation. While it was acclaimed for its progress in the field of math, the handwriting aspect was written, forgetting cursive from the standards. Now, states, such as California and North Carolina, have gone against the common core by implementing state laws that require schools to teach cursive. These states are doing the wrong thing as cursive should be set to stone because of the greater…

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    At most universities, lecture style classrooms are very common (Blankenship, M.W., 2016). A lecture setting is when the educator stands at the front of the class room and does most of the speaking. Sometimes they utilize power points or handouts to help facilitate learning. Comprehending what is taught during lecture is important in academic success. There are many different ways to help improve retention rates, but one common practice used among 99% of college students is note taking (Palmatier…

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    Regulation of certain sites on the schools’ servers will need to be put into place to help keep the students from getting on websites that are not beneficial to their learning. Because it is so easy to share anything using technology cheating could be a huge problem when introducing technology into the school systems. The honor system is not very reliable but many schools use this system. According to Alice Armstrong in “Technology in the Classroom it’s not a matter of ‘If’, but a ‘When’ and…

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