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Cursive Handwriting Is Slowly Dying: Do You Write in Cursive or Print?

AdriHead 2013/04/05 22:55:26
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Sayonara, cursive. It's been real. Cursive has been slowly disappearing from classrooms for years now. And as more states in the U.S. adopt new standards that don’t require the instruction, cursive can soon be eliminated from public schools completely.

I know I dreaded learning how to write in cursive back in the second grade, but that doesn't mean everyone is with me on this. What do you think of this handwriting news? And do you write in cursive or print?

WASHINGTONPOST.COM reports:
With new national standards not requiring cursive handwriting, instruction in it is increasingly rare.
washingtonpost reports national standards requiring cursive handwriting instruction increasingly rare

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  • ray 2013/04/05 23:17:32
    Cursive
    ray
    +11
    Eliminating Cursive is part of the Great Dumbing Down

    Soon college graduates will be unable to read historical documents dependent on
    "Scholars " to transcribe and rewrite all history for the future dolts.

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  • Tinasrant 2014/06/12 16:46:19
    Cursive
    Tinasrant
    The encouragement by these democrats that have seized education in this country, want to continue the path of dumbing down kids and make it easier to indoctrinate them.
  • Obsidian Wraith 2013/06/14 07:05:55
    I don't write, I type
    Obsidian Wraith
    Except for a signature
  • TheBuffyGirl 2013/04/24 18:39:23
    Print
    TheBuffyGirl
    & type.
  • IAmMaryMargaret 2013/04/20 20:31:27
    Cursive
    IAmMaryMargaret
    A mixed hand. Something like this.
    print cursive
  • Emo Rocker 2013/04/17 07:38:38
    Print
    Emo Rocker
    But I sign my name in cursive, I personally think it's ugly, hard to read, garbled. I wont miss it...
  • lucythetooth 2013/04/17 01:22:52
    I don't write, I type
    lucythetooth
    +1
    I type absolutely everything I can, but when I have to write something by hand, my writing is a mixture of cursive and print.
  • *SqU!R@L QuE3N* 2013/04/16 17:00:13
    Print
    *SqU!R@L QuE3N*
    i write print more but i also write in cursive sometimes
  • ZB 2013/04/16 15:31:29
    Print
    ZB
    +1
    Got out of practice when I was in the Navy. All paperwork had to be printed neatly and legibly. That meant no cursive writing. Good thing because my cursive always sucked.
  • Denny Boy 2013/04/16 13:15:05
    I don't write, I type
    Denny Boy
    I'm wondering if anyone of the new generation still writes. But then again, I wouldn't panik about the "dyeing art" of writing.
  • Rebel geek. 2013/04/16 10:21:50
    Cursive
    Rebel geek.
    +1
    Depends on what I'm doing gotta say both
  • LayLady 2013/04/16 02:42:24
    I don't write, I type
    LayLady
    both & type
  • SlaveWaterNymph 2013/04/15 22:42:27
    Print
    SlaveWaterNymph
    argh need a both option. I write in both print and cursive.
  • Owen 2013/04/15 17:47:19
    Print
    Owen
    My printed penmanship is barely legible. When I write in cursive it may as well be a secret code.
  • Jesterz 2013/04/15 17:45:40
    Print
    Jesterz
    In fact, it's more of an hybrid style...

    But then, cursive or print shouldn't matter, much more worried about basic spelling, grammar and punctuation of too many...
  • Alexis Lynn 2013/04/15 17:42:49
    Print
    Alexis Lynn
    Well, I actually write in both. It just depends what I am writing. I found that many kids in high school cannot read cursive, so I tend to print all of my assignments and such that they might end up having to try to read. I hate having to read it out loud to them.
  • none 2013/04/15 17:36:38
    Cursive
    none
    +1
    To eliminate cursive is foolish, everyone should know how to communicate without a keyboard just like people should be able to do math without a calculator. Eliminating it will only advance the ever increasing ignorance and stupidity of the typical American.
  • Dreaming Believer <3 2013/04/15 17:32:13
    I don't write, I type
    Dreaming Believer <3
    lol...i write but not in cursive... its a bit different.
  • Jack's Pearl 2013/04/15 17:26:40
    Cursive
    Jack's Pearl
    I find it easier. My daughter is already learning it too in the first grade. Not at school, but at home. We bought her some books per her request to learn. She's really picking it up.
  • macbeth 2013/04/15 16:50:04
    Cursive
    macbeth
    Just another feature of the dumbing down of the next generation.
  • **StarzAbove** 2013/04/12 23:52:48
    Cursive
    **StarzAbove**
    Cursive, I only print when it's required on a medical form or some other legal document.
  • Marek 2013/04/11 20:28:10
    Cursive
    Marek
    I went to elementary school at the time when the children were actually taught to read and write.
    Writing in cursive differentiates properly educated person from one going through the process with minimum effort. There are exceptions to this like blind people.
  • Ocean Eyes 2013/04/11 20:19:46
    Print
    Ocean Eyes
    I do an awkward mix of both cursive and print. It doesn't look that bad.
  • Amy † "In God We Trust" † 2013/04/11 20:15:40
    Cursive
    Amy † "In God We Trust" †
    +1
    I prefer to write in cursive.
  • Kaleigh 2013/04/11 18:40:21
    Print
    Kaleigh
    I do both but I mostly use print
  • Shayes ™ 2013/04/11 18:22:06
    Cursive
    Shayes ™
    +1
    I've been told I have great penmanship.

    Penmanship
  • Insanebane 2013/04/11 17:55:30 (edited)
    Print
    Insanebane
    Only when signing a document of some sort.



    I consider cursive writing quite a bit outdated for my style of writing.

    Besides, have you SEEN some peoples cursive writing these days?



    They were either drunk or trying to forge a prescription.
  • Tree 2013/04/11 17:37:43
    Cursive
    Tree
    Ehh I do both actually.
  • JAKE~PWCM~JLA 2013/04/11 17:12:37 (edited)
  • Dyonus 2013/04/11 14:27:31
    Print
    Dyonus
    I learned how to hold a pencil/pen the incorrect way when growing up (due to a mild cerebral palsy) and so when I have to write something for a long time, print gives me fewer hand cramps than cursive. Also, my print is slightly more legible than my cursive. (People have a hard enough time reading what I write.)

    But I type more than I write anyway...so I guess I should've picked option #3.
  • MercuryZero (v.2) 2013/04/11 09:20:44
    Cursive
    MercuryZero (v.2)
    I do both. But over the years I've been told to write in print after I got out of elementary school so now my writing looks like a mash-up of cursive and print. I still know how to do it but it takes a while to remember...but I think you should still learn it. It's a pretty cool thing to know...that's what I think at least.
  • onetirednurse 2013/04/11 06:24:44
    Print
    onetirednurse
    +1
    I print when I write because its easier to read in patient charts. I didn't mind learning cursive, I do think it should be required in schools. With every "non essential" class that is eliminated students suffer in the long run. Cursive is a beautiful form of writing, teaching students to write cursive is also teaching them improve neatness when writing.
  • Booッ 2013/04/11 06:16:55
    Cursive
    Booッ
    I wish I could write in print, but I write in cursive.
  • HappyGuy 2013/04/11 05:16:24
    Cursive
    HappyGuy
    +1
    Always cursive -- it's the creative side of me . I hate to print
  • MrSexyPants 2013/04/11 05:10:01
    Print
    MrSexyPants
    i can't even remember the last time i wrote in cursive. i think it was elementary school! MAYBE middle school, but that's a stretch...
  • HappyGuy MrSexyP... 2013/04/11 05:18:10
    HappyGuy
    Why ?
  • MrSexyP... HappyGuy 2013/04/11 05:57:12
    MrSexyPants
    +1
    because after around 7th grade, they specifically tell you to NOT write in cursive. you use it up untill 6th or 7th grade, only to write your formal papers or whatever, and then after that, they tell you to print everything and for the "final draft" of your paper or essay, they make u type it! so basically, cursive is like, a useless form of writing, u never use it. the only time one does use it, is to sign their name. that's it.
  • Marek MrSexyP... 2013/04/11 20:33:16
    Marek
    +1
    Does that mean that your high school teachers can't read and write?
  • MrSexyP... Marek 2013/04/17 07:09:48 (edited)
    MrSexyPants
    +1
    most likely. yes. lol
  • tanisha 2013/04/11 03:32:53
    Print
    tanisha
    Cursive I think is a fun n fancy way of writing sums times I do it for fun but u mostly print
  • Alexander 2013/04/11 03:18:34
    Print
    Alexander
    Cursive is pretty cool but it hurts my hands
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