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Sep 07, 2015

Should Students Learn Cursive Writing?

When your parents were growing up, learning to write in cursive was almost as common as learning to read or add. But in recent years, many schools have stopped teaching this flowing
form of handwriting, also known as script.

Some people think that writing in cursive is outdated and that learning to type is a more important skill. They argue that most people now spend more time communicating by texting and e-mailing than they do writing by hand.

But not everyone wants to write off cursive. This fall, for the first time in about 15 years, students at Green Primary School in Uniontown, Ohio, will be taught to write in cursive. Some schools in Tennessee and Missouri are also bringing cursive back.

Studies have shown that learning to write in script may improve critical-thinking skills and coordination. Kimberly Brueck is an administrator at Green Primary School. She says her school has another important reason for bringing cursive-writing lessons back into classrooms.

“Children need to know how to sign their names!” she says.

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