I write semi-cursive, all my letters are connected with loops and shit. They start looking normal unless I slow down, but then I end up with Normal-Slight cursive-All cursive and my writings look funny.
All that's needed from cursive is the ability to sign your name for the most part. Although, I remember when I took the SAT they made me copy a paragraph in cursive. It was the hardest part of the test.
After learning it, I never used it except to write my signature. Many signatures eventually devolve out of cursive and into scribbly nonsense, BUT it DOES stem from cursive. This may pose a issue in the future when students who weren't taught get old enough to need signatures.
1. Most people's signatures are illegible. If I steal your identity, I could use a 'signature' that didn't even have real letters in it and nobody would bat an eyelash. Signatures are almost impossible to read and vary very widely. If you want to protect your identity, get your name out of the phone book because I can sign a fake fucking signature for you and nobody will examine it or care.
2. Cursive is a waste of time. Nobody uses it, everything official has to be hand typed anyway, it's very hard to read and the only purpose it serves is looking pretty. It really doesn't matter at all unless you're taking some kind of lettering design class for graphic arts or somesuch.
my cursive is completely and utterly illegible. Like, doctor-writing-prescription level 'is this even english?' I mean, I can do perfect calligraphy....my printing is Ok... and printing-with-a-little-cursive has some of the benefits while still not turning into tangly chicken scratch... but full cursive? the few seconds I save is more than regained if i use some shorthand ... and a week later, I can figure out what I wrote.
I can understand it being important a decade ago... I recall the misery of not being allowed to type assignments (probably good, given tht i didn't have a computer, but w/e) but now...well, the highschools round here loan every student a laptop. With the legibility, speed, transferability and editability of typing, cursive is kindof over-rated.
I think my problem is trying to write with a pen as fast as I type. IT JUST DOESNT WORK >_<
I think its fine if schools want to choose whether people have to learn cursive - none of my friends know how to use it, nor can they read my handwriting even though they were taught. While I don't get what's so hard about learning to do it (and for me, it makes life easier than print), everything's going digital nowadays anyways.
Watch no one know how to print in a couple of years either.
We never learned it. Now I'm having to teach myself how to write properly because having the handwriting skills of a little kid doesn't exactly look good when you grow up. I guess most people learn how to write like that on their own, but I could have used the lessons.
That's a good thing. Where I am a notice a lot of trends with under educated people and educated people. I had hung out with students who don't care about education once in a blue moon and wow, some of them need to learn what they want in life. One girl I knew, who dropped out of highschool, she smokes and deosn't beleive smoking can cause lung cancer. I didn't argue because no one want's to hear a rant.
People who aren't used to writing in cursive don't understand that there's cursive, and then there's cursive.
Most people used to writing in cursive have (more or less) two forms of it, one rapid and scrawling and one careful and neat. You use the one for jotting down quick notes for yourself, and the other for communicating with other people.
Once you're used to it, cursive can be written much more fluidly and quickly than printing, and with less strain on the muscles of the forearm. That's why it's useful. I have no idea how people take class notes without it (the fast, scrawled version). It must be very tiring.
It's true that the neat version is less useful than it once was, now that electronic text communication is ubiquitous. But if you're ever in a situation where you must write by hand at length, you'll have a hard time of it if you don't have any cursive writing.
lol asian-schooled so we all basically began with cursive. It's just writing for me...and truthfully it is a lot faster than print.....but as for neccessary.....well it helps kids be careful how they write but not much else. I mean if they didn't need to spend half an hour every day to make kids learn cursive maybe they can let them out for PE or something which would be more helpful.
Haha, now a days they just use recess to sit on there butts and play there DS. Back when I was in elementary I used it to read. Other people did the same as me. Then the stuck up people sat on the monkey bars like they owned them or something.
Kids gaining weight is because the parents aren't harsh enough to take there video games away and tell them to go outside. Or the parents themselves are inactive. It isn't the children's fault, but the ones who raised them. Unless you have a medical disease and have to take pills that make you gain weight, then that's a exception.
Of coruse they allow DS in elemntry schools, when they first came out durring my age, that's what boys were doing. It's reeces, they allowed anything. Then beofore school they talk and get there last minute game in.
0.o....that's not cool. I remember when we were under no circumstances to have electronics at school. Woe it be to the child who had the audacity to sneak in his gameboy. It would be confiscated right then and there.
Cursive is only good if it's done well. A lot of the time it looks sloppy and illegible. I learned cursive by myself at home (which is probably why it has a large influence in my handwriting despite me usually writing in print) but by the time we had to learn it in school my teachers didn't know or couldn't do it and plus most of the teachers from then on hated trying to read it so it was pointless. We type almost everything nowadays anyways.
soda-with-cyanideFeatured By OwnerFeb 19, 2013Student General Artist
As much as I like cursive writing, with the speed I have to write I simply cannot do it; I have a doctor's handwriting, heh; clear cursive requires some time and alot of exercise. All the folks I know have their own variation of cursive so, meh.
Eeeeh I dunno I think practicing it helps with some skills like precision and hand-eye coordination but it's not as necessary as it used to be overall. (Also you can have a signature regardless of knowing cursive or not. My bestfriend has disgraphia and never could write in cursive and still has a proper signature.)
I can read cursive (sometimes) but I can't write in proper cursive. I was showing my roommate (who's Japanese) what our cursive writing looked like and totally blanked out on all the upper case letters.
I almost never use cursive, and I can't read OTHER people's cursive anyway because EVERYONE is taught a DIFFERENT cursive than the one you know. Seriously! They have 1,00 different ways to make each letter and that's no joke!
There was an article in the paper her a little while ago about how they were worried children wouldn't be able to use a computer mouse after so much tablet-usage. Toddlers.
Shoot me plz
But on topic of writing, I think it was a few years back that way here. Where they'd just learn toddlers block letters(?) instead of the whole cursive thing. I don't know what I think about it. I guess it's "sad" because they keep scrapping older things you used to do as a child.
Good. Who the fuck uses cursive writing? Most people don't know how to write cursive clearly and the few who still insist on it are illegible. Learning to sign your own name has nothing to do with learning the entire cursive writing system, which I had to spend seven years with in school before going to a school that didn't give a fuck how we wrote and realized cursive looks messy and unprofessional anyways. Besides, we're in the digital era. You'll never submit a final in cursive again, and if you write up an important document in cursive in the real world you'd probably get laughed at and at worst lose your job