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Handwriting really can be fun!
Handwriting really can be fun!

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Research reveals the ability to write in cursive increases comprehension; stimulates synapses and helps synchronize the left & right hemispheres within the brain.
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From elementary school through postsecondary education, the majority of high-stakes tests include the timed, impromptu essay, nearly always handwritten, as a measure of writing performance. 
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Considerable scientific evidence, collected over a span of almost 100 years, demonstrates that directly teaching handwriting enhances legibility and fluency (Graham & Gentry)
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"...results showed that those who practiced writing the letters showed more brain activity than those who only looked at the letters. In addition, according to a 2010 report on the research in the Wall Street Journal Online, James said that after four weeks of training, the children who practiced writing skills showed brain activation similar to an adult’s."
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When quizzed afterward, subjects were shown to have a “stronger, longer lasting recognition” of the characters’ correct orientation when they had written them by hand versus produced them by matching them to a keyboard button.

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Elementary students complete 90% of assignments & tests by hand highlighting importance of handwriting instruction
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College Board learned students who wrote in cursive for SAT essay portion scored slightly higher than their peers (Baruch, Aspersion 2013)
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