Learning cursive in a high tech world
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.