Writing In Cursive – Important or Not? [POLL]
Well, here goes yet another blog – typed out in New Times Roman font. I never even THINK about writing in cursive anymore, do you? Who cares anyway? It’s a waste to even teach it, right? Maybe, and maybe not:
Let’s see. The last time I checked, you don’t need it to type on a cellphone, you don’t need it for a computer obviously, and Facebook certainly doesn’t make it a requirement. And we’re all still communicating fine without it. Does it really make you any less literate just because you don’t don a white powdered wig, take out a quill pen and write like this?
Not so fast here. Some say it’s still necessary. According to an article in the Baltimore Sun:
Maryland State Archivist Edward C. Papenfuse says that he believes children should learn it “not only as a means of sustaining communication with the past, but also an exercise in maintaining small motor control.”
I guess it might actually be good for the brain. What’s your feeling? Take the poll below. (no cursive needed)