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    Was learning cursive really necessary? When was the last time you wrote in cursive?
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  • #2
    Re: Penmenship: worth it?

    By cursive do you just mean joined up, or do you mean as in for speed writing?
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    • #3
      Re: Penmenship: worth it?

      ... as in what they teach you in.. whatever grade that is... 3rd? 4th? connected, curvy, hard to read letters :)

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      • #4
        Re: Penmenship: worth it?

        Its all I write in, even when im doing equations or maths sometimes, but that often becomes confusing. I don't actual know many people in england who don't write joined up.
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        • #5
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          I have my own writing style that's probably 75% cursive and 25% print. I honestly prefer it, my writing looks better and it's faster than printing every letter.

          But yes sometimes it is a bit of a pain to read :).

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          • #6
            Re: Penmenship: worth it?

            I think the last time I wrote in cursive was some time freshman year of high school.

            One of the "benefits" of cursive what that it was that you could supposedly write faster. I can write faster in manuscript, but maybe that's because my writing utensil barely lifts off the paper and just flows into the next letter anyhow. I'm not doing swirly curvy "J"s and curly "q"s and whatnot.

            One of the other "benefits" of cursive, was that it looked better. My cursive has always been near-illegible, and manuscript is much easier to read. Which is to say, not much better. Despite never forgetting how to write in cursive, I've always found it to be MORE difficult to read no matter who wrote it. I don't recall a teacher ever having marked me down or commented on a written paper, that it had been manu and not cursive. They didn't seem to care, and it didn't seem to matter.

            At one point in time, came along the typewriter, and then the word processor, the PC, and whatever follows. That was pretty much the demise, with the exception of letter recognition on a tablet.



            I see no need for cursive, as it's a remnant of a time since-past and something more akin to a novelty skill than a necessary one.
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            • #7
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              I print EVERYTHING, my cursive is illegable. I tried writing in cursive a few years ago and I forgot a lot of the letters
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              • #8
                Re: Penmenship: worth it?

                I'd suggest teaching dvorak keyboard would be better/more appropriate for today :D

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                • #9
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                  The amount of time they spent teaching us cursive in grade school should spurn any responsible tax payer.



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                  • #10
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                    It's good for note taking. If you're good at it, it's faster than print.

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                    • #11
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                      I actually find myself doing it more than I thought I would, whether it be writing my signature, writing a check, writing a quick note, but it is interesting because my parents, their friends etc use it constantly, if anything it would def be something that should be brought back in style, but yes i feel it should still be taught, its a good thing to learn just like your multiplication tables.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Penmenship: worth it?

                        Originally posted by Catman1975 View Post
                        I print EVERYTHING, my cursive is illegable. I tried writing in cursive a few years ago and I forgot a lot of the letters
                        I'm pretty much the OPPOSITE. It's weird for me to form letters individually without connecting them, so I write exclusively in cursive, and have been since I learned it in 3rd grade or so.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Penmenship: worth it?

                          Originally posted by Rtoups View Post
                          It's good for note taking. If you're good at it, it's faster than print.
                          I take all of my notes on a laptop. My writing is probably 90% print.



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                          • #14
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                            I don't understand what you mean about writing in cursive... just choose bodoni or garamond. you don't HAVE to use edwardian script.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Penmenship: worth it?

                              Cursive is good for signatures, because it's so individual. I don't use it for anything else. For jotting down grocery lists, or taking notes, I print. For anything where it's possible to use a keyboard, I do so, as I type much faster than I can use a pen.
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