"Good handwriting is something everyone should be interested in."
former General Manager, Microsoft
It helps us learn, share ideas, and be creative.
Handwriting today is both a tool for learning and a professional skill. We need a handwriting style that keeps up with the demands of modern life. It needs to be legible and logical, easy to write and easy to learn.
When it comes to being understood, handwriting still matters.
And yet, as authors Barbara Getty and Inga Dubay write, “American handwriting is in a woeful state. We have become a 'please print' nation. But there is hope. We can stop mumbling on paper and become legible writers. We can go italic.”
The following New York Times Op-Ed by authors Barbara Getty and Inga Dubay makes the case that all cursive styles are not equal. We need a cursive style that meets the demands of modern life, allowing us to move easily from print to script.
Handwriting for Kids
Keep the focus on learning.
For early learners, literacy and language development are foundations of readiness, and research suggests that handwriting is a key component. Learning to write letters and form words are powerful first steps toward academic success.
A seamless transition.
With the Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting Series, kids learn one alphabet — basic italic transitions naturally to cursive.
In elementary school, handwriting is an important scaffold for basic literacy skills. For middle school students, fluent handwriting means more language arts success, and better preparation for high school.
Handwriting for Adults
There are many reasons to be interested in good handwriting...
- Your last handwriting lesson was in third grade, but you want your handwriting to look professional.
- You use print for all your writing, so that people can read it, but you want your handwriting to keep up with your thoughts.
- You want your handwriting to be ready for that special personal note.
With Write Now: The Getty-Dubay Program for Handwriting Success you can connect — and enjoy.
Getty-Dubay Italic allows you to move easily from print to cursive. Join your print together as comfortable for you. Write legibly at your own pace. Write Now gives you the information, the tools and the practice to help make your writing legible again and a source of pride.
Find out why Write Now is the choice of tens of thousands of adults and professionals.