PART I : ACCESS TO INFORMATION FROM WRITTEN TEXTS ( 60 points ) Read the article below and then answer questions 1-7 . IS HANDWRITING OBSOLETE ? According to a recent survey , the days of handwriting may be numbered . “ Writing with a pen or a pencil will become obsolete within the next twenty years , ” predicts Dr . John Saunders from the European Office of Technology . Judging by current trends , he might be right . In Britain , for example , one third of all teens have never written a personal letter or a birthday card by hand . “ These children were born and raised in the digital world , ” says Dr . Saunders . “ Ten percent of them don’t even own a pen ! ” However , despite the growing dependency on digital devices , many experts in child development consider handwriting an essential building block in a child’s education . For one thing , the physical act of writing activates areas in the brain which enhance creativity . Dr . Virginia Berninger , a psychologist at the University of...  אל הספר