(Closed) SPINOFF: Cursive Writing

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Post # 3
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3255 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

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
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9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
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3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

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
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5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

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
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5371 posts
Bee Keeper
  • 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
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2018 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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
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7771 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I was taught to write in cursive, but NO one can read it when I do!  So now I print.

Post # 14
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2161 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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 # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

another double!

Post # 16
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224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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.

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