Taught more than thirty decades ago, cursive writing has a famed and legendary past. It was once a vital element of American education but is now becoming an archaic artefact as technology advancement and the requirement of more regulated tests push it out of the education system. Cursive writing should be scrapped out of the education system for there is no need of wasting time and resources to continue teaching a skill that won’t be beneficial to the students in the near future.
Scientific studies show that writing in cursive “promotes hand-eye coordination, visual, fine motor and memory skills” (Cooper). People do not want cursive in school because paper and pencil cursive writing is done in school only and is useless outside of school. On the other hand, people believe cursive writing should be in school because it allows children to read historical documents like the Declaration of Independence. Cursive writing should be taught in school.
Technology has completely taken over when it comes to writing and it’s not fair to strip this curriculum out of schools and it’s especially not fair for the parents of young children to have to teach their children at home how to write in the cursive script I think it should at least be offered as an extra curriculum class such as music, band, and sports. I think that cursive writing could really benefit anyone children especially but for some reason the school systems have become so dependent on computer technology that a lot of the testing in schools are even done on a computer I remember doing CSAP testing and you had to make sure you filled in the correct bubble just right. As the author writes cursive is a lost virtue and to get it back is more than likely not going to happen this really makes me wonder what other skills schools no longer teach children I mean I know as parents it’s our job to prepare our children for the future but if it comes down to the point to where were having to teach our children the necessities to get them through life at home then what exactly is the point of public schools if they aren’t preparing our children for the future. To me cursive is like math people use it every day and if children aren’t being taught how to write it they definitely aren’t going to be able to
In the 20th century, teaching cursive writing was way more important than it is now less and less kids can’t read letters from their grandparents or other family members but everyone is on their phones and computers to wright these days people video chat all the time and that’s why in my opinion we don’t need cursive.
The article’s, “Is It Time for Cursive to Die?”, written by Lauren Tarshis, and “Why I Keep My Letters”, written by Nina Sankovitch, both agree with different sides when it comes to us humans keeping cursive or not. Despite both articles giving good evidence to support their claim, I have come to the conclusion that the form of writing cursive should be preserved, not forgotten. One reason they cursive should not be forgotten is because of the history that comes from it. For instance, the article states, “Thomas Jefferson penned one of our country’s most famous documents, the Declaration of Independence, in glorious cursive” (Tarshis 19). This piece of evidence shows how some of the most important events in history used cursive, showing how
In both of these articles the authors discuss and give reason on why cursive writing should be taught in schools, and why cursive writing is obsolete. The author of "Cursive Is a Powerful Brain Tool" believes that cursive is essential for making our brains more stronger and functional. The ways cursive helps, is that by writing things down by hand it helps us process material better and medical brain scans show that it also helps with "fine motor-skill development and stimulates both the right and left parts of the brain". People with brain injuries might lose the ability to read in write, but in some case were still able to read and write in cursive. The author of "Cursive Is a Twenty-First Century Dinosaur", believes that cursive being removed from the classrom isn't a big deal. Saying that a survey back in 2012 at a conference was given to a group of handwriting teacher by a lead researcher. Only 37% of the handwriting teachers wrote in cursive. "If handwriting teachers don't value cursive, then why should anyone"? He/she goes on by saying that cursive is virtually gone, with technology being the
“Technology is a useful servant, but a dangerous master,” a quote said by Christian Lous Lange. I find it astounding how attached we are to our technological devices.Technology has attached itself to us and infiltrated our lives. Moreover, we walk around as if technology is cane for us to lean on. If we aren't careful, we could become too dependent on that cane to the point where it becomes a wheelchair. Also, in “The Veldt,” by Ray Bradbury, the children in the story become so dependent on technology to do everything for them, that they can't even perform basic everyday tasks without the help of technology. I don't want to believe that this is where society is heading, spiraling downhill into a world that is completely ruled by technology. It is so =apparent
In 3rd grade summer school the first thing they showed us was cursive. Did you even know that hand writing is 50% of literacy? Or that it helps us write faster? Which is helpful for when we go to college. If we don’t learn cursive how on earth are we supposed to sign are name? Honestly in my opinion cursive should be taught today. It should be used in everyday life.
When my fourth grade teacher tought our class cursive it was a very stressful ordeal for the class as a whole. We had just bareley learned how to read and wright properly, then they throw us into this cursive twillight zone where we dont know anything again. looking at this, its not hard to believe that cursive is no longer being taught in public schools. And for good reason, the world is moving on to the diamond age of technology where you dont even
To most people it doesn't matter if it's cursive or print as long as it's readable. With cursives use on a decline it seems that it won't be taught anymore soon. Most people only use it for their signature and nothing else. It would still be useful to learn how to read cursive so they could read old documents but, learning it wouldn't be as useful. Most schools don't even ask students to write in cursive anyway. By the time the newer generations graduate there will most likely be no to very little use of
In tenth grade, as I was about to take the PSAT to start the college process, I was instructed to write a pledge saying that I was the person whose name was written on the test- in cursive. I believe that there was about two or three other kids who did not throw their arms in horror that you had to write something in cursive! There were many questions of “How do you make a ‘t’?” The loss of cursive is something that has been a side effect of personal technology- and who knows? Cursive is not the only victim that has fallen due to
As time goes on it's important to know the origins of everything we use and do everyday, but at the same time move on and be able to learn new things that will help our future. I agree that it's important to know cursive and be able to write it, but I also agree with not being caught up with the old system rather innovate new technology and learn how to use it. The three thing I am going to point out are Cursive is something that should be an option, but not forgotten, The everyday things we say or text are changing our culture, and why innovation is important.
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