The art of essay writing
Society in general is changing and so is the way we teach. But on top of changing teaching practices, how we learn is also a factor in todays classrooms. There are many resources that are available to assist in the improvement of learning and understanding of general teachings, however at the fundamental there is one practice that needs more attention than it is given: the art of writing essays.
Scripture is also known as cursive hand writing. This beautiful hand-written style is for the most part no longer taught in the classrooms. There are many reasons for this with the two-primary pointing to lack of teacher interest or ability and general inability of students. However, there are some major downfalls to not learning this style of writing.
First, most banks still expect a signature to sign for any document with them. This can be easily replicated by almost everyone since the lack of cursive has been replaced with printed writing. Second, passports; one of the most important documents we will sign in our lives, may need to be replaced if a portion of it has been started in one writing style, then switched to another due to lack of knowledge. Or worse, when a person cannot read a document that is given to you, written in script.
Third, and finally the ability to document research in a post secondary environment can be drastically affected by the lack of ability to hand write documents. This all ties back to the digital age and the changing academic structures youth are being raised and educated in today. These changes are also determining a persons’ ability to connect with a younger self, through reflection in the context of text.
Its not all bad news
Although the loss of this critical way to decipher writing is slowly being lost, the collective whole is utilizing the extended resources to improve their education. This includes having access to knowledge on a topic for a custom essay, that may not have previously been available. Access is improving writing in a digital age, because the expectation is that there should be ‘no stone unturned’, and the internet can do that for a student.
Teach the Focus
With these strategies in mind, todays teachers are excluding cursive writing from the curriculum in favor of inclusive digital ideas. Whether it is incorporating video game technology or the direct involvement of hand eye coordination improvement, students are learning more important topics and the related information faster, easier and with less distractions from information that is not applicable.
What is so great about this type of learning? Children are learning in a way that removes all the ‘fluff’ and unnecessary information. Basically, they are also learning how to focus learning processes. And through this learning process, in turn, the information they write about in research reports is more focused, more straight to the point and less like a 30 page thesis that includes every aspect of a topic to prove a point.