Handwriting is becoming a lost art, writes the Washington Post. Schools spend little time teaching it, expecting students to use keyboards.
When handwritten essays were introduced on the SAT exams for the class of 2006, just 15 percent of the almost 1.5 million students wrote their answers in cursive. The rest? They printed. Block letters.
However, children may not write fluidly if they can’t write by hand fluidly. Research “shows children without proficient handwriting skills produce simpler, shorter compositions, from the earliest grades.”
I take notes by hand during interviews using my own personal shorthand. I’ve noticed my handwriting is getting worse and worse.