Post # 1
Just curious to see what you bees do!?
I generally write in cursive. I always have, my mom does, where I went to school grade 3-8 you had to write in cursive if you printed you had to redo the assignment. I think it looks much prettier, and is quicker/easier to write in as well.
However I notice more and more that it seems less people can read/write in cursive. I have several colleagues who can’t read cursive writing (and you need a degree to work at my work), my youngest sister who just started college can’t write in cursive (she went to a different school), DH can read cursive but has trouble writing it (he forgets how to write a lot of the letters), one of my neices is in 3rd grade and hasn’t been taught it.
Is writing in script/cursive becoming a thing of the past?
Post # 3
I write in cursive but we were taught to write that way in elementary school. They don’t teach it anymore. I had to teach my daughter to write in cursive b/c I think that’s the proper way to write a letter…and sheesh…she is going to have to sign her name eventually right? She still writes in print for school asignments b/c that’s what her teachers prefer…either print or on the computer.
Post # 4
People would strangle me if i made my notes in cursive. Not everybody’s cursive is pretty, anyways–most people have horrible handwriting!
That being said, both are being replaced with the computer, anyways.
Post # 5
I usually write in print, but I do sometimes use cursive–I definitely know how! I can still remember learning in fourth grade.
I started re-learning cursive to be able to address my STDs and invites by hand, and it’s not beautiful but it is what it is. My print handwriting is only marginally better, and when I take notes, I use a weird combo of the two since only I need to read it.
My handwriting also changes depending on what mood I’m in.
I think you’re definitely right, though, that cursive is a dying art…I think a lot of kids don’t learn in school anymore.
Post # 6
@JamaicaBride: That must be why my neice hasn’t learned it… maybe typing is the new cursive? lol I think schools should teach it a little bit though, I mean I would never be able to read a thing from my grandparents and even some of my aunts without knowing it and your right kids are going to have to sign their names!
I guess it kind of goes along with some schools only having digital clocks now and not teaching any other way of telling time.
Post # 7
I generally write in cursive, although it is a modified version. Most of the uppercase letters I hate to write, so it is a mix of print and cursive, with all of the words that have all lowercase letters in cursive (I guess it’s hard to explain without seeing it!).
I am not sure if my 12 year old sister can write in cursive or not, I know that my sister’s who are just below me HATE writing in cursive. I worked on my handwriting in school a lot because I switched districts in second grade, and my writing was way behind. I played catch up there until about sixth grade.
@ejs4y8: You are right, all of my professor’s want things typed or written in print.
Post # 8
I print unless I’m trying to write fast. My writing is a mess – good thing no one at work ever has to read it since everything is typed!
Post # 9
Any letter or written correspondence will be in cursive. Whether that be a thank you note, letter to a friend, Happy Birthday card, etc! I even write in my journal in cursive! However if Im taking notes (like in a meeting or in school) I write in print. I do think cursive is becoming a thing of the past. Which is odd – because I love writing in cursive!
Post # 10
I voted for print because it’s what I do most often, but I definitely know how to do cursive, and I use it on occasion. I hope they keep teaching it in schools!
Post # 11
i usually write in print…i think my cursive is kind of hard to read haha. I tend to mix the two when im writing really fast.
My mom on the other hand only writes in cursive and its so pretty, im jealous. im asking her to address all my inviations haha
Post # 12
@sizzle: Typing is definitely the new cursive….and get this…my daughter’s teachers prefer the students to E-MAIL their papers/reports…LOL. They don’t even have to print stuff out anymore.
@totheislnds: I am the one who usually gets “stuck” addressing invites for any of my friends/family who gets married.
Post # 13
I haven’t written anything in cursive (besides my signature) since 2nd and 3rd grade when I was required to do everything in cursive. My print is sooo much pretty than my cursive and I also always found print way easier to write.
If I had pretty cursive I might think differently, though!
Post # 14
Wow. I had to write in cursive all through grade school. In high school, papers were typed, but everything else was pretty much still in cursive. And perhaps it’s because my mother is the product of a cathloic education but penmanship was very important to her and so we all ahve neat hand writing.
Also, having lived in France, they are taught very rigorous penmanship and cursive writing, to the point where most school children’s handwriting is identical, even in cursive. It was very weird to me, but I wish I wrote that beautifully.
Post # 15
We were only taught cursive briefly in 3rd grade, it was like maybe 2weeks of instruction. After that we were not required to turn in assignments in cursive.
The policy within the school board was whatever was more legible.
I am actually kind of bummed that I am not better at cursive (since I think it looks so pretty!), but my cursive is atrocious, so I am better off printing .. though my handwriting is really more a mix between printing and cursive.
Post # 16
I write everything in cursive because we had to in grammar school (Catholic school). We even had grades in “Handwriting”. Everyone else always comments on my cursive…I guess other schools were not as strict as mine.