The Importance of Handwriting for Writing

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Handwriting practice has diminished significantly over the several decades. Recently, more and more research indicates the importance of handwriting skills for literacy, working memory, orthographic processing and more. The Journal of Educational Psychology published research on the importance of handwriting for writing.

Handwriting is very different from writing. In general, the act of handwriting involves forming legible letters with proper spacing in a reasonable amount of time. Whereas the act of writing requires you to communicate the ideas in your brain onto paper or a computer. Both tasks work hand in hand (no pun intended) to formulate and express your thoughts and ideas.

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