Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

November 29, 2011

The Fading Art of Handwritten Script


CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

THE FADING ART OF HANDWRITTEN SCRIPT

 

     There is something freeing about handwritten script. It’s more personal—I feel sad whenever I type a letter to someone (because I have little patience in using writing legibly).

     I find it disturbing to hear rumors that schools are abandoning teaching students  cursive writing. It is a skill that will be needed no matter how electronically misguided our world will become.

     However, as a journalist and human service counselor there is also something freeing about using the keyboard during interviews (after checking to see if it doesn’t intimidate the interviewee). Unlike handwriting, typing on the keyboard allows me to maintain eye contact with the person I am interviewing, which improves the relationship between us.

     In addition, I can usually read my notes better later, even with all the typos.

     Still, there are times when scribbling/doodling notes can be comforting.

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