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dragsega
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expedient_hamster
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has computer typing taken away the art of writing

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/13/2008 Category: Education
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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dragsega

Con

i need help
expedient_hamster

Pro

This question is vague and must be defined to eliminate any obscurity. The "art of writing" refers to both the structure/content of the material being constructed and how that construction appears; ie. neat handwriting.

With regard to the appearance and integrity of handwriting, standards have been decreasing steadily in most Western countries over the past 50 years. Of course, it is no surprise that these countries also have the highest rates of computer literacy and Internet access in the entire world. Computers in essence obliterate the need for neat handwriting, or even handwriting at all because they allow the utmost level of editing - including language translation, spell-checking and is legible by everyone capable human.

Granted, one must also acknowledge that the way in which handwriting is taught has also changed with the steady uptake of different teaching methods in the 20th and 21st centuries. These new teaching methods have aimed at quickness and clarity over eye-candy. However they have achieved quite the opposite of that with often people having chicken scratch handwriting.

In addition, one must also consider the fact that although these teaching methods changed, illegible handwriting has only be truly evident in the past 30 years - ironically the same time personal computers hit big. Hence forth one can logically deduce that bad handwriting has been exacerbated and compounded through the generations as a result of computers degrading the handwriting of the soon-to-be teachers and hence as the aphorism goes - bad habits never die.

Therefore it is the amalgamation of both computers and different teaching methods that resulted in the death of neat handwriting; but in truth the usage of computers has corrupted the teaching methods via negatively influencing the teachers and hence computers are solely the issue with illegible handwriting.

In terms of structure, yes one can argue that the usage of texting and Internet chat has negatively influenced the vocabulary and structure of people's written works - however, the majority of the work done on computers is properly structured (as is this response) and holds professional purpose.
Debate Round No. 1
dragsega

Con

thank you for accepting I know what I am doing is wrong but I need help in this topic so please help me give a more lengthier and the best argument . I will be very very grateful if you help me with this topic .please do reply and take pleasure by helping me thank you once again
expedient_hamster

Pro

My previous post is my argument - take it or leave it.

If you wish to make it more verbose, be my guest - but I refuse to do your homework for you.
Debate Round No. 2
dragsega

Con

you dont understand my problems .i cant explain them here .please help me . i will be very very very very very very grateful if you help me .please try to understand and do it as a last favour .pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
expedient_hamster

Pro

expedient_hamster forfeited this round.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro tried to make a case, con did not. and skipped round for conduct.