[lbo-talk] The death of cursive

Dennis Claxton ddclaxton at earthlink.net
Fri Apr 29 02:42:43 PDT 2011

>Speaking of handwriting and the brain. Two anecdotes ...if you will.
>1. When giving translation assignments in
>classics, they would have us copy the passage to
>translate in longhand. Amazingly enough, just
>doing this made the translation much easier to do.
>2. When solving math problems, students are much
>more likely to get the right answer when they
>copy out the problem and solve it for
>themselves, than when they have to select one
>answer in a multiple choice test.
>Just sayin....

Semper letteris mandate

“The first drafts of my novels have all been written in longhand and then I type them up on my old electric. I have resisted getting a computer because I distrust the whole PC thing. I don’t think a great book has yet been written on computer.” – <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.G._Ballard>J.G. Ballard as <http://books.guardian.co.uk/graphic/0,,2030530,00.html>quoted in a wonderful <http://www.guardian.co.uk/>Guardian collection of <http://books.guardian.co.uk/writersrooms/>photos of writers’ working areas.

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