Touch typing is predominant in today's technological society, and what once was considered a specialized skill has now become a common one that many children master at a very young age, sometimes as early as 8 or 9 years of age.
New York City, NY (PRWEB) March 27, 2014
Touch typing is predominant in today's technological society, and what once was considered a specialized skill has now become a common one that many children master at a very young age, sometimes as early as 8 or 9 years of age. eReflect notes that even though typing is an important skill for students and professionals, not all communication is done on line.
The recent popularity of touch typing over handwriting is not without consequences. People who are not using pen and paper regularly often see their handwriting become harder and harder to read. This problem is even more pronounced when typing replaces handwriting with children of younger ages. Today’s children don’t practice their handwriting as much as previous generations did, and they tend to have even worse handwriting. Class tasks traditionally done by hand are now generally typed on a keyboard. Students today have to touch type their homework, do research online, take tests on computers, and ask their questions via email and in forums. They rarely get a chance to use their cursive writing skills, and even printing letters becomes hard. Occasionally this leads to severe consequences, where children end up not being able to write at all.
Young students taking SAT exams and other tests with a handwriting-based section often complain of the difficulty of writing easily and effectively by hand. While these students have nearly always learned cursive writing in school, the lack of opportunities to apply the skill means students are not as efficient in handwriting today.
eReflect suggest a more thorough handwriting practice for younger students. Along with beginner typing lessons, attention should be drawn into learning cursive writing so that students can write equally well either a keyboard or on paper. eReflect recommends a cursive writing technique named Getty-Dubay, which teaches the learner to write each letter with a single stroke so as to increase time-efficiency and produce legible, beautiful handwritten work.
Keyboarding programs like Ultimate Typing™ equip young people with a key skill that’s sure to be useful in virtually any job environment. However, equal attention needs to be given to teaching the students of future generations proper and legible handwriting, just as students were in the past. The Getty-Dubay method has been around since the 1970’s but has recently gained wider application and popularity, and eReflect encourages students, parents, and teachers to learn more about this handwriting technique.
For more details on Ultimate Typing™ please visit http://www.ultimatetyping.com/.
About Ultimate Typing™
Ultimate Typing™ software is designed specifically for the improvement of typing skills. Created by eReflect, a world leader in e-learning and self-development software, Ultimate Typing™ has been informed by the latest developments in the science of touch typing.
Since its creation in 2006 by Marc Slater, the company has already catered to over 112 countries all over the world, offering products with the latest cutting-edge technology, some of which are among the world’s most recognized and awarded in the industry.