Cursive improves basic motor skills in students as well. The motions used to write cursive strengthen the muscles in students' hands. This makes writing more uniform and efficient.
Improvements in motor skills lead to a higher form of writing. Even mundane note-taking is turned into pristine artistic script fit for important documents.
Reading, writing, and motor skills sharpened by cursive make even a young child's work worthy of the highest summit of writing: the signature. This boosts a young student's confidence as well as their academic performance.