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Why handwriting is still relevant in the 21st century

Updated: Oct 15, 2020

The world has seen a lot of changes in terms of technology. Handwriting played a pivotal role in written communication a few decades ago. However, that has changed in recent years and with the use of technology the importance of handwriting is gradually declining. Some experts believe that handwriting still holds a value while others disagree with them. This essay will look at both points of view and give my opinion about the same.

On one hand, the dependency upon handwriting has reduced significantly in today’s digital world. In some industries, handwriting has totally vanished and all the work gets done on computers. Media and research industry are the most common examples of fields which have seen a steady decline in use of handwriting over the course of years. On a personal level too, people have easy access to electronic devices like phones, tablets and computers etc. They are more interested in writing material on their devices as compared to a conventional notepad or paper.

On the contrary, education still forms an integral part of our education system due to the fact that majority of the exams are still handwritten. Those who are able to write legibly or articulately have an edge as compared to those who cannot. This is primarily because of the fact that handwriting still plays a vital role in academics. It is a well known fact that handwriting helps children in improving their concentration and significantly sharpens their memory. It also enhances their ability to organise their thoughts and express themselves.

To sum up, handwriting plays a pivotal role in our education system. Even though we are getting digitalised, still the importance of handwriting cannot be ignored and we should find a way to keep this dying skill alive.

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