Post # 1
I was just reading another thread about cursive vs. printing and it got me curious. When I was in school cursive writing was a huge deal and we were expected to use it on all hand-written essays. But I know tons of people who either weren’t taught cursive long enough for it to stick, or who learned cursive but got so messy with it that they just went back to printing. And now I hear schools are debating whether to teach it at all.
So, Bees, tell me, what’s the state of your cursive?
Mine turned to chickenscratch by grade 7 from scribbling down notes super quickly, but by university I was starting to take more care with it and now (if I do say so myself) it’s pretty beautiful. I gave my printing an overhaul while I was at it too.
Most of the time now I write in a printing/cursive hybrid, but on notecards and letters I always go fancy.
Post # 3
Mine is AWFUL.
My printing is really neat, but my cursive? My 5-year old niece could do better.
Honestly, I hate even signing my name because it looks like a child signed for me.
Post # 4
I always write in cursive and people comment on it often. My printing actually looks like a 12 year old boy was writing since I very rarely use it. My cursive is very nice if I do say so myself.
Post # 5
Funny thing is that when I was a child, my printing was absolutely horrible. My grandmother used to make me practice constantly because she said that you couldn’t even read it. I started to learn cursive in 2nd grade (yay catholic school). Everyone agreed that my cursive was way better than my printing. Later on in life, I combined the two. Half cursive/half printing. Hey, it worked. Now my cursive is just okay and my printing (from what I’m told) is absolutely neat and looks almost like I’ve typed it from a computer. Don’t ask me how that happened.
Post # 6
I was never taught cursive in school so I’ve always printed and it’s pretty messy but not illegible. Actually one time I spoke with a handwritting expert, (for work), who told me that the messier a person’s writting is the more likely that they are an independant thinker. They do what works for them as opposed to following the rules of what they were taught. That made me feel slightly better about my writting.
Post # 7
I never learned cursive in school, so I never use it! My printing is usually very neat and it’s always legible, even if I am taking notes quickly. However, I’ve always felt like my handwriting isn’t very “adult” since I can’t write in cursive! Maybe I’ll start practicing…
Post # 8
My cursive is actually better than my printing…but I teach second grade, so I’ve had to get better at printing. With our new handwriting curriculum, cursive is introduced at the very end of second grade or beginning of third.
Post # 9
I love cursive writing! It’s not my first choice, but I use it to write in my journal… which I haven’t done in a really long time. I think mine looks fine. It’s not the best in the world, but it’s pretty good.
Post # 10
Learning cursive was the BIG DEAL in third grade haha. Actually after that I was homeschooled and the program we used through 8th grade required handwritten, cursive papers to be sent in. No computer-written papers for me! I mostly write in cursive now, and all my thank-yous will be. But sometimes I lapse and write in print too.
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
My regular writing is a mix between printing and cursive, I really love it and everyone always comments on how pretty it is. My “proper” cursive is actually pretty bad tough haha
Post # 12
Mine is horrible-should have been a doctor. It’s that illegible. Printing and cursive both unfortunately. I was always so jealous of other girls who seemed to have the most beautiful handwriting.
But yeah, I hear it’s going the way of the VHS so I don’t have to worry about it too much anymore. I did write my own thank notes though and it looked like a four year old scratched them out. lol
Post # 13
I was taught to write in cursive, but NO one can read it when I do! So now I print.
Post # 14
Mine is awful. I find myself doing half cursive and half printing while writing.
I teach grade 5 and allow them to use it, but I just want to be able to read what they write. I use it as an enrichment at times, but it’s a bit of a lost art around here.
Post # 16
I write with a combination of print and cursive.. more print than cursive though. I like my cursive but I like my combo penmanship better.