traditional a.following or belonging to the ways of behaving or beliefs that have been established for a long time
Many people still prefer the traditional feeling of writing with ink on paper.
oftentimes adv.frequently; many times
Oftentimes it's the students who write with a pen.
convenient a.easy to get to or use
Normally, I just use a computer at work whenever I need to type something since it's much more convenient.
penmanship n.the ability to write neatly
Unfortunately, I have bad penmanship.
I believe I belong to the group that has legible handwriting in our office.
illegible a.not clear
When I have to write fast, my handwriting becomes illegible.
compulsory a.required by law or a rule
Attendance at lectures is compulsory.
cursive a.a form of writing in which letters are joined together
Learning cursive, joined-up handwriting was once compulsory in schools.
value n.the importance, worth, or usefulness of something
A few US states still place value on formative cursive education, such as Arizona, but they're not the majority.
absolutely adv.totally; completely
Absolutely, handwriting is one of the most important skills that people learn at a young age.
essential a.necessary or needed
Handwriting will always be an essential skill. People will need to fill in forms.
signing n.the act of writing your name on a document to show that you agree with it or accept it
Handwriting is needed when signing some official or important documents as it's a formal way.
overlook v.to fail to notice or consider something
This also overlooks the importance of handwriting to many art forms.
I firmly believe that handwriting will never die out.
digital pen n.a pen-like device that enables a person to enter information into a digital electronic device by writing on a screen
These days, digital pens are popular especially when signing electronic documents.
graphology n.the study of the way people write letters and words, especially to discover things about their characters
Graphologists also work to verify whether autographs are real or fake.
outgoing a.friendly and energetic and finding it easy and enjoyable to be with others
She has an outgoing personality.
reveal v.make (previously unknown or secret information) known to others
In general, the size of your letters can reveal whether you are shy or outgoing.
intricate a.very complicated or detailed
Everything such as the size of your letters, your word spacing can reveal intricate details of your personality.
introverted a.shy, quiet, and preferring to spend time alone rather than often being with other people
When she started school, she became cautious, quiet, and introverted.
timid a.shy and nervous; without much confidence
If you write with tiny letters that do not reach the top line, you are likely to have a timid and introverted personality.
emphatic a.done or said in a strong way and without any doubt
Organized and emphatic people place the dot firmly above the i when writing by hand.
confidence n.the quality of having trust in people
A legible signature shows self-confidence.
judge v.to form, give, or have as an opinion, or to decide about something or someone, especially after thinking carefully
Many people use handwriting to judge some person to some extent.
efficient a.working or operating in a way that gets the results you want without any waste
Using a computer to type is much faster and more efficient than handwriting.
instantaneously adv.instantly; at once
Typed words are easier to read and can be sent anywhere in the world instantaneously.
obsolete a.no longer used
With the rise of computers in recent years, there has been a fear that handwriting will become obsolete.
accessible a.able to be reached or easily got
With smartphones becoming so accessible, people prefer using them for notes.
rely on v.depend on with full trust or confidence
The elder still relies on paper-based writing.
corner n.a place or angle where two or more sides or edges meet
For professional work, digital notes in their full form are just around the corner.
perfect a.complete and correct in every way, of the best possible type
The only thing that can help is to practice more and then making it perfect.
attached a.full of affection or fondness
Emails reach faster, but with writing letters, there are a lot of emotions attached.