@brandon I disagree with this.
Writing is incredibly important. You need to be able to write much more than you need to be able to type, because what do you do when the computer isn't there? What do you do when you need to communicate over a trusted medium?
Yes, typing skills are important. They're more useful than writing skills. But they're not more important – they need to be able to write intuitively (even if slowly) before writing practice is dropped from the curriculum.
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