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Do you still prefer to write in Cursive Writing?

A handwriting style that emphasizes on connecting all the letters in the word as a part of a single stroke is known as Cursive Writing. The cursive writing has been in usage since the 17thcentury. In Britain it is also referred as “joined up writing”. Likewise, in Australia it is also referred as “running writing”. It has been seen that many parents complain of cursive writing being losing its charm and hold. With the advent of information technology, the reliance on the computers has increased to a greater extent.    E-mails and the instant messaging has taken over the hand written letters and this has led to the decline of penmanship. This is probably the reason why most of today’s youngsters cannot write in cursive style. There is a conflict among the experts about the usage of cursive writing. Some feel … Continue reading

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Let us learn about Isocrates

Evidence and records reveal that Isocrates was the first teacher of writing. Isocrates is believed to have been born way back in 436 BCE in Greece and died in 338 BCE. It is clearly stated in the records that Isocrates had opened a rhetoric school in Athens in the year 393 that precedes the school of Plato. Plato was further followed by Aristotle and both were successful in establishing their respective schools. Most of the schools in the earlier times were rhetoric schools and were taught by sophists with a few exceptions like Isocrates. “Against the Sophists” was the first book written by Isocrates that depicts his beliefs. This work was followed by another two called “Antidosis” and “Helen”. Isocrates and Aristotle had a common purpose. Both believed that the rhetoric and the speech must be reserved for moral purpose. … Continue reading

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Tips for writing Past, Present and Future papers

A piece of information inspires you when it has a personal appeal. Similarly, every past present and future paper (essay) that you write reflects your own personal growth. You need to rest your story on an personal experience/event that had an everlasting impact on your life or an even that changed your life completely. This experience/ event can be anything your first job interview, a death of a loved one, an encounter with a person etc. The best pointer in writing a past, present and future essay is that you need to pour in our feelings to make it a masterpiece. Tips for writing past, present and future papers: 1.       Begin your essay with a paragraph that gives the description and details of the place where you were before the occurrence of this incident or event. To engage the reader’s … Continue reading

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Bringing out writing skills in kids

Writing and delivering assignments, drafting good answers for exams and for that matter writing a simple two lines all requires skill and an interest to performing well. It is not possible for everyone to have the same creativity and imagination when it comes to writing. There will of course be differences in the abilities of people. If you wish to ensure that kids thoroughly enjoy the process of writing, start by giving them assignments to write on about their favorite topics. Writing about things they are passionate about, will make the child more expressive. Children love to get their hands down in color and pictures. Have a scrap book making event for them so that they can enjoy the process. Let them record something they love and are interested in like a collection of stamps, baseball cards, information about their … Continue reading

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