During our school days, we had those 4 liners to practise our handwriting,like i said it is a misnomer, it should have been finger-writing.
The writer was given a set of exercises,which we dutifully followed and still do at times of nostalgic school thoughts of " those were the days".
Things seem to have changed for the better or for the worse, with lots of sharing with e- mails and less of documentation and paper work, yet the answer sheet is one thing that keeps the writing work steady, at least for the future times of a political high post when u have to sign a lot of bills.
For now the people with posts are regular with their signing in of so many new laws that they don't have to do writing exercises as such , their signatures for passing this bill and then the next, a new one is already on the table.
If only they had reading exercises too, many of those bills would not have been passed, a shame we do not have similar reading exercises , for better results ,of a sharper mind and a courageous heart.