The speed with which technology has made our lives easier means some things are slowly becoming irrelevant. When you look at a work environment where almost everything is digitized, a classroom with numerous computers and a home with several electronic devices, it begs the question of whether we need to write anything down with a pen. Handwriting used to be a very effective art but according to several studies, the art of handwriting is slowly becoming outmoded. We mostly document information with our computers and phones. Information that was regarded as very essential and handwritten in the past is simply saved in our emails or cellphones now.
Numerous studies have highlighted that it is important to ensure that the art of handwritten remains in existence. Unlike typing, handwriting improves the creativity of individuals. Studies have shown that adults and preschoolers learn "foreign alphabets" better when they write them out instead of learning them on the computer. This explains why there is a widespread belief that handwriting helps our memory.