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New Generation Takes Up Art of Cursive Writing

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New Generation Takes Up Art of Cursive Writing

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New Generation Takes Up Art of Cursive Writing

New Generation Takes Up Art of Cursive Writing

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Children practice italic cursive writing at the Harford Day School in Bel Air, Md. Courtesy Nan Barchovsky hide caption

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When high school students take the SAT this year, they'll be required to use a skill they can often ignore: penmanship. The college test now includes an essay section — and no computers are allowed.

NPR's Robert Siegel visits Harford Day School in Bel Air, Md., where first and second graders are learning the intricate art of cursive writing.