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Maggie Lindstrom

Is Handwriting Extinct?

Is Handwriting Extinct?

Personally, my schooling career started with penmanship and, as far as I am concerned, it will also end with the penmanship. Like most elementary students, I began learning cursive in second grade and the process was extended all the way up until sixth grade. Although we are not required to use cursive, much less handwriting, for high school assignments now, I have found cursive know-how to be an invaluable skill. For instance, when drafting thank-you cards or condolences, the personal touch lent with cursive flourishes may make all the difference. Overall, it demonstrates to the recipient that one cares enough to take the extra time. Besides, if certain school assignments are done with tip-top penmanship even if one does not necessarily have to do so, who knows to what extent teachers may appreciate it? Even beyond concrete extra credit points, it can never hurt to go above and beyond, especially when nostalgia gets involved.

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