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Has Your Handwriting Suffered Because of Tech?

How long has it been since you picked up a pencil? It seems that in this day and age, people are using a keyboard more than a notepad, and their penmanship may be suffering for it. But more than just legible notetaking, handwriting could help you get smart. A recent article in The Wall Street Journal explains how handwriting can help you learn shapes, objects, even foreign languages far beyond your toddler years.

I'll be honest — I barely write with a pen and paper anymore. My life is totally online, and using a keyboard is more comfortable to me now than holding a pen. Of course, it's romantic to think about sending handwritten notes and love letters to your significant other, but I'm more apt to send a heartfelt love email instead, since my penmanship has definitely taken a turn for the worse. Tell me — has your handwriting suffered because of tech, too?

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Carri Carri 5 years
I use to have great penmanship, but no more!
bunnyhorse bunnyhorse 5 years
I keep in practice writing letters to friends and notes to myself. I also took to writing my name a lot when I got married, so I would get used to having a new surname. I still slip and write my maiden name on things!
bsanf3 bsanf3 5 years
My signature and cursive are shot, but I can still print.
pandacn pandacn 5 years
Not only is it the computer, but with smartphones (or in my case, my iTouch), I don't even write grocery lists or to-do lists by hand anymore! If I have to write more than a few sentences, my hand starts cramping.
Mellietronx Mellietronx 5 years
My handwriting is horrible now!
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 5 years
it's not so much that i don't write anymore, it's more that you can't actually read it sometimes. my handwriting has gotten so sloppy. it's sad really. hahaha.
WarEagleNurse WarEagleNurse 5 years
WarEagleNurse WarEagleNurse 5 years
zzleigh zzleigh 5 years
What about writing using a Wacom tablet? I think my digital handwriting looks best!
lilegwene lilegwene 5 years
I need a third option... my handwriting has always been bad and it's about the same :)
Angelica-Marden Angelica-Marden 5 years
I'm so reliant on the keyboard my handwriting now looks like it's been written by a drunk sailor with a hook hand. The worst.
dexaholic dexaholic 5 years
I keep a notebook and pen beside me at all times while I work. I find ideas flow better onto paper, and I always take notes while on the phone.
bethinabox bethinabox 5 years
Well, I'm still in school, so I don't have this issue. But I can imagine I will once I graduate this year... I would not be surprised at all!! lol
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