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    was filled with cursive illiterates? Cursive writing should be a curriculum requirement for grade school students not only because it is required on legal documents but it is important to understand information written in cursive and it improves penmanship. Teenagers and young adults are increasingly faced with embarrassment because of their lacking knowledge in the art of handwriting. For many young adults it starts with getting a driver’s license. As the amount of things that an individual wants

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    Ron Padgett, the author of Creative Reading, recalls how he learned to read and write as though these things happened yesterday. Like Padgett, I tried recalling my reading and writing history. When my parents read to me, they enjoyed reading Dr. Suess books, which became popular with the publication of The Cat In The Hat. I was only interested in looking at books with color. When the books were colorful they grabbed my attention quickly. I couldn’t wait for my parents to come in my room at

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    Name: Tutor: Course: Date: 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

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    Times New Roman, which is a form of calligraphy that originated from Ancient Roman handwriting. Calligraphy originates from the Greek word kalligraphia, meaning beautiful writing (Dictoinary.com, 2017). Many people today associate it with fancy penmanship. In ways, that is true but it could also be the discipline of being able to write clean and consistent.

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    “While some argue, cursive writing belongs in the archives and common core ushers it out of schools, the evidence shows we need it as much as ever.” says Jennifer Doverspike. Some people may question why it is still necessary for cursive to be taught in our schools. Especially when we are no longer in the 21st century. Where we have now entered the new age where technology is constantly on the rise, and tablets and iPhones have taken over. This drastic change has allowed our children and adults to

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    Recursive Censorship

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    Is cursive handwriting a thing of the past? For hundreds of years, this style of penmanship has been the main form of written communication, but for a large number of people today, it is a riddle that can not be solved. “The sinuous letters of the cursive alphabet, swirled on countless love letters, credit card slips and banners above elementary chalk boards are going the way of the quill and inkwell. With computer keyboards and smartphones increasingly occupying young fingers, the gradual death

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    handwritten notes (Carpenter 1). The prevalence of cursive writing is obsolete and even most adults cannot read or even comprehend cursive (Supon). This is to due to the fact that most schools only focus fifteen minutes per day on handwriting and penmanship (Supon). Since time is being taken from handwriting this can result in illegible handwriting. Andrew Campbell a fourth grade teacher talked with Lisa Geyn in Today’s Parents and said, “There are seventy-eight separate learning expectations… We cannot

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    A Secret Code Take one moment, and imagine living in a nice, quaint house with a spouse and children. In the basement of this home, an old box of family memories sits untouched, collecting dust in the corner of the storage room. A time comes when the sons and daughters want to see pictures of their family; they want to know more about their history. They want to see what the amazing relative that the family often talks about looks like. The children run to the old box, and they see letters and pictures

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    early years in school was that I was an average student who made terrible marks in penmanship, something they graded students on back then as if fine motor skills, or more to the point--the lack of them--were a sign of your place on the scale between true intelligence and dull existence. By the second grade I consistently made D's on my report card in handwriting, which prompted my mother, who had beautiful penmanship, to force me to sit for hours practicing my letters.

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    The modern day has brought upon many improved aspects, whether technological, medical, or even personal details, but also many defective facets, such as the topic of issue, Common Core Standards. The system that seems to not work in some places, but continues to stay. The Common Core Curriculum is a set of standards that a student has to be “proficient” in by the end of the school year, and the standards vary by state. It also tests students by having them do benchmarks, so they can show the teachers

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