Here’s an interesting test from researchers at Johns Hopkins — can you spot the correct way to write the looptail form of the lower case letter “g”? It may prove harder than you think.
What’s interesting here is that while we often see this letter while reading, very few are ever taught to write this form by hand.
The experiments suggest our knowledge of letters can suffer when we don’t write them by hand. As we write less and become more dependent on electronic devices, this could impact how we learn to read, according to the researchers.
Professor McCloskey said: ‘Our findings give us an intriguing way of looking at questions about the importance of writing for reading.’