Post # 1
Quite simply put…Do you write in cursive or do you print?
I bring this up out of curiosity alone and based on conversations with my Fiance and my friends, all to find out that I am the only person who still writes almost exclusively in cursive!
For me, it’s simple, printing hurts. My Fiance never learned how to write in cursive in elementary school and could only barely read it when we met. Now, he can read it pretty well, but still can’t write in it to save his life. Both of my brothers have better handwriting when they write in cursive but say it’s easier for them to print. My mother uses a mixture that leans more on the printing side. My father prints everything and in full caps, something my Fiance does as well that drives me up the wall.
So, which do you prefer and why?
Post # 3
My handwriting is a mix of mostly printing with lots of cursive-like connecting swooshes. I’d say it’s 60/40 printing:cursive.
My elementary school teachers would die if they saw how I write since it’s not proper at all but it’s legible and pleasant to look at and feels natural to me.
Post # 4
For every day writing, its usually a combination of print and script. My notepads at work at gumbling messy of both, that usually I am the only one who can read. For more formal (or really if anyone else needs to read it), its almost always script.
Post # 6
I print. I have horrible writing. When I try to write script, either my students can’t understand my writing or don’t know how to write in script.
Post # 7
I print, and that is because my cursive is terrible. It looks like a 2-year-olds handwriting.
I’m currently taking a break from addressing my save-the-dates by hand…. in print! I’m very self-conscious of my handwriting, and nervous!! Hope they turn out ok.
Post # 8
My print is basically ‘doctor handwriting’ and I can’t really control it. I have essential familial tremor and some days it can be really bad even with beta blocker therapy and benzodiazepines. My signature isn’t even something I’m able to keep consistent like most so I started basically signing the ‘S’ in my first name, making a line and a loop for the ‘e’ at the end and an ‘S’ for the first letter of my last name and a line finished with a loop for the ‘l’ at the end of my last name, hahaha. Or I scratch ‘SS’ on receipts. I have one brand of pen I use (Pilot Precise V5 retractable) aside from Sharpies and Sharpie pens because they have a fine point and drag on the paper just right so I get more control, regular ball-point pens that don’t drag on paper are a nightmare for me. (Everyone on my dad’s side of the family has it coming from my grandpa… my dad, brother, sister, both aunts, my cousins and we’re waiting to see if my cousins with kids have it, too, they’re just a little young to tell right now… it’s kind of a joke on that side of the family, lol. We’ll stick our hands out and see who’s the shakiest that day, have handwriting competitions, fill glasses of water to the top and see who gets the furthest [never gets more than a few steps], stupid stuff like that since it’s basically the only place all of us don’t get questions like “are you okay, is something wrong!?” or crap like that. ANYWAY.)
I make do, hehe. I prefer to type things, though. I think most people prefer when I type things, LOL.
That’s my novella on my handwriting. ;P
Post # 9
I get compliments on my “handwriting” a lot, although what people mean is my printing, which is what I use for work.
I use actual writing/cursive mainly for journaling (I have no idea why, but my journals have always been cursive) and random notes.
Post # 10
I use a mixture… it just happens. I think my cursive is much nicer then printing though..
Post # 11
I usually do cursive at home BUT (this is horrifying) I’m a new high school teacher and my advisor told me to avoid using cursive on the blackboard or on anything written to/for students because apparently they took cursive out of the elementary curriculum here, so most of our high school students can’t read it! I’m only 23. These kids are 10 years younger than me or less and they can’t read cursive. SMH.
Post # 12
I mix it up, but my handwriting is rather unique… I am pretty laidback about lots of things, but really OCD about getting my writing perfect for some reason. I have uploaded my notes from class. Anyone else care to do the same? I’m curious!
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
I do a mix but I voted cursive because it’s so dominant; my mix is probably 85/15 cursive/print.
Post # 14
I write in cursive when I’m writing for myself, like taking notes at work, grocery lists, etc just because I can write a lot faster in cursive. I have found out that I’m the only one that can read my cursive writing though, so if I’m writing for someone else to read, I write in print.
Post # 15
@MrsNewDay: What class is that? Looks like my notes from Fed Tax when I was in law school haha!
Post # 16
@LilliePad: Close! It’s International Tax I. I am currently doing my Masters in Taxation, and I had to take this as elective back in April-May. Cannot wait to be done this August!!!