Learning cursive in a high tech world

Published: Oct. 16, 2017 at 9:33 PM EDT
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Is cursive writing still a valuable skill in this increasingly high tech world?

More than a dozen states actually require schools to teach the writing style by the third grade.

Studies show that handwriting is important for learning and retaining information. That's because handwriting is a more complex process in the brain.

In fact, a study found college students who took notes by hand performed better on tests compared to students who took notes on a laptop.

But there could be benefits to cursive* over printing.

For children with learning problems, cursive may be the better option. It's much more fluid and children might do better if there are fewer interruptions.