Cambridge University may abolish handwritten after 800 years. The university may ask students to type their exam on a computer than use a pen. Exam markers are complaining that test are becoming increasingly due to poor handwriting. Academics say today's students use laptops in lectures of pens. Students are losing the ability to write by . One academic said hand writing exams actually causes students difficulties. The muscles in their hand are not used to writing for two to three hours at a time.
A Cambridge told Britain's 'Daily Telegraph' newspaper that handwriting is a "lost ". She said: "Twenty years ago, students routinely [wrote] by hand hours a day, but now they write virtually nothing by hand, exams." She said declining handwriting has been a problem and on "a downward " for years. She added it is for examiners to read exam . Some students' handwriting is so they had to return to the university over the to read out their answers to examiners who could not read their .