Monday, October 11, 2010

Topic: Speed of Reading: Handwritten vs. Typed

Question: Which is read faster—typed pages or cursive handwritten pages?

Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of Literature and the Teaching of Writing.” DJ Dieterich and RH Behm. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1984), 201-218.

Summary: Concluded that students in this study read handwritten cursive paragraphs more slowly than typed or handwritten manuscript paragraphs. H La Haie, 1983, 204.

Comment: No wonder. My cursive handwriting is so illegible that I take valuable time to try to decipher it. No wonder. RayS.

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