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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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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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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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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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