While I was writing an essay about handwriting, I needed to paraphrase handwriting. Therefore, I just wrote "manual writing" instead of handwriting. Please someone tell me whether this is acceptable or not.

In conclusion, the question of whether manual writing is still important in the digital age is debatable.


Manual writing is the writing of manuals.

For example, if you wanted to know how to write a teacher's manual (a book that shows teachers how or what to teach), you might take a course in teacher's manual writing.


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Repetition is not always bad, and it is always more noticeable to the writer than to the reader. You naturally get tired of saying "handwriting" over and over, but if that's what you mean, you're stuck with it. That said, "penmanship" might be useful in some spots, and handwritten stuff is said to be "in manuscript". You might say "with pen and paper" or "in longhand" where appropriate. But don't just shoehorn those terms in.

"Manual writing" is no good. If your paper is about handwriting, the conclusion is the worst place to use a different term. And by the way, leaving the matter debatable is a pretty weak conclusion. You are supposed to have debated it already.

Thank you very much for the answer. By the way, could you please let me know any alternatives to "handwriting" if it is possible?