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        06-29-2013, 03:40 PM
      #11
    Showing
    I believe it should still be taught, just because there are so many folks who do still write with it. Like others have said, if you've never been taught how to read it, then you can't read a letter or a note written in cursive.

    I was taught cursive when I was in school, but I never really used it unless I was required to. My handwriting now is more of a combination of cursive and individual lettering. Some of my letters, like "th" or "ae", I will run them together similar to how it's done in cursive.
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        06-29-2013, 03:41 PM
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    Trained
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    Corporal this is for you:
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    HELP!!! I REALLY cannot read shorthand!!! I'll send this to my mom, you can read it. =D
         
        06-29-2013, 03:51 PM
      #13
    Foal
    I'm so tempted to take a picture of some of my writing to show you guys lol. My cursive...when I learnt it, way back when, they told me I sucked at it. My friends made fun of it and the 'easy A' assignment was a C for me because she said my s looked like an o. I don't use it very often personally, since I find it tiring to read it, but I am able to read others. My judge notes are strictly in cursive, so it's a requirement lol.

    If I slowed down, my writing becomes more passable, but when I have 5+ pages in my mind and only half an hour to write it...well...It's very hard for anyone to plagarize something you can't decipher
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        06-29-2013, 03:58 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    I still use cursive writing and still like it. I lovvve it when I get a handwritten note in a distinctive cursive.

    Even though much of our work is done on computers, some of the employees have been counseled on their illegible writing, cursive or print.

    It's also a good eye-hand and fine motor skill. I would prefer kids write more and that hook and loop straps be banned!
         
        06-29-2013, 04:08 PM
      #15
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Kotori    
    I'm so tempted to take a picture of some of my writing to show you guys lol. My cursive...when I learnt it, way back when, they told me I sucked at it. My friends made fun of it and the 'easy A' assignment was a C for me because she said my s looked like an o. I don't use it very often personally, since I find it tiring to read it, but I am able to read others. My judge notes are strictly in cursive, so it's a requirement lol.

    If I slowed down, my writing becomes more passable, but when I have 5+ pages in my mind and only half an hour to write it...well...It's very hard for anyone to plagarize something you can't decipher

    Please do! I'd love to see it.
         
        06-29-2013, 05:27 PM
      #16
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    I can still write in cursive probably faster than I can type. But, YOU won't be able to read it. (I can).

    I enjoy the feeling of the pen on the paper, and moving with flair and bravado. It's a bit like painting. And, yes, cursive writing has an individuality that printing just cannot express. I don't understand why it is considered so difficult. Why, if you can be taught to navigate the internet, why can you not be taught the 26 letters of the alphabet in a new script? Look at it like learning a second language, something every child should be taught.
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        06-29-2013, 06:08 PM
      #17
    Yearling
    In high school I printed all my notes mostly because I was the go to person for both teachers and students if they needed a copy. For my personal use, I use both cursive and printing mixed or just cursive. Anyone can read my writing, it's easy too. I prefer hand written notes over typing and printing them out any day, all though I can type and write equally fast. My (much) younger sister is learning cursive but they put very little into teaching them, not like when I learned 14 years ago.

    Also nothing like clean paper and a good pen, but once and a while I am paid to do calligraphy for invitations and stuff like that.
         
        06-29-2013, 06:24 PM
      #18
    Teen Forum Moderator
    I'm dyslexic and a leftie, and I was able to learn to read and write cursive ;) I don't particularly like it, and to be honest my cursive looks terrible, but it is legible and I can, with a little difficulty, read most people's cursive writing.

    As far as I know though, in Texas cursive is no longer taught. I'm not in public school so I'm not sure, but I'm the only one of my friends who knows how to write it and when I took the SAT, 70+ of the 100 kids taking it with me were unable to write their statement of agreement because they didn't know how to write in cursive.
         
        06-29-2013, 07:45 PM
      #19
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Corporal    
    HELP!!! I REALLY cannot read shorthand!!! I'll send this to my mom, you can read it. =D
    If she can't then I'll tell you. From a technical perspective, a couple of the strokes are disproportional to what they should be.
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        06-29-2013, 08:28 PM
      #20
    Foal
    Can someone tell me how to post an image? It wanted me to copy the link and I did but it wouldn't show up
         

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