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Mahatma Gandhi Writes On Bad Handwriting by odurombi: 1:25pm On Mar 27, 2018
Mahatma Gandhi writes on bad handwriting
Re: I make no complaints, just observations

Legendary Mohandas K. Gandhi writes on the essence of good handwriting in his autography, An Autobiography: The story of my experiments with truth thus:

"Though I was none the worse for having neglected (physical) exercise, I am still paying the penalty of another neglect, I do not know whence I got the notion that good handwriting was not a necessary part of education, but I retained it until I went to England. When later, especially in South Africa, I saw the beautiful handwriting of lawyers and young men born and educated in South Africa, I was ashamed of myself and repented of my neglect. I saw that bad handwriting should be regarded as a sign of an imperfect education. I tried later to improve mine, but it was too late. I could never repair the neglect of my youth. Let every young man and woman be warned by my example, and understand that good handwriting is a necessary part of education. I am now of opinion that children should first be taught the art of drawing before learning how to write. Let the child learn his letters by observation as he does different objects, such as flowers, birds, etc., and let him learn handwriting only after he has learnt to draw objects. He will then write a beautifully formed handwriting."

(cf: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/sep/09/cambridge-conisders-typed-exams-as-handwriting-worsens; https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/10833696/Pupils-losing-marks-in-exams-due-to-poor-handwriting.html)

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