Is cursive writing dead - Page 4

       The Horse Forum > Life Beyond Horses > General Off Topic Discussion

Is cursive writing dead

This is a discussion on Is cursive writing dead within the General Off Topic Discussion forums, part of the Life Beyond Horses category

    Like Tree15Likes

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        07-04-2013, 03:50 PM
    My boys are 17 and 15, they were not taught cursive writing in school ( they went to both private and public school). When their grandparents and great grandparents send them birthday cards we have to read it to them!
    Posted via Mobile Device
    Sponsored Links
        07-04-2013, 04:01 PM
    Super Moderator
    It would be a shame if basic handwriting disappeared altogether but stuff done on a computer is so much more legible and you get all the spell check and grammar features - and then that becomes a worry in itself as you rely on it too much
    I can remember that we had to pretty much print stuff at school that was going to be marked/assessed as if the examiner or teacher couldn't read it you scored a zero, a lot of people were getting very arty and creative with their handwriting and some looked like scribble
        07-04-2013, 05:09 PM
    Originally Posted by jaydee    
    I can remember that we had to pretty much print stuff at school that was going to be marked/assessed as if the examiner or teacher couldn't read it you scored a zero, a lot of people were getting very arty and creative with their handwriting and some looked like scribble
    Again, it takes discipline to practice and perfect the writing. My teachers solved that problem..while they wouldn't give a zero, they simply handed whatever it was back and you had to redo it. You learned very quickly to make it neat and legible as you didn't have the time to redo every assignment.

    When I was in grammar school we also had penmanship classes and were actually graded on penmanship on our report cards...just like phonics I think those have gone by the wayside.
    Jessabel and boots like this.
        07-06-2013, 07:44 PM
    I think they are going to stop teaching cursive in school. My cousin, who's a teacher, told me that (along with other scary rumors, like iPads becoming standard issue to high school students). Kids aren't going to be able to write at all sooner or later.

    I learned to write in cursive in second grade and I've used it ever since. My printing is awkward and ugly, but I get compliments on my cursive all the time. And no one's ever complained that they couldn't read it.
        07-06-2013, 11:10 PM
    Jessabel, that's true. Many of the schools around here already supply each high school student with a laptop computer (they have to turn it in at the end of the year and if they break/lose it, they buy it, just like books) and some even do the I-pads to junior high and some grade school. Like you said, someday they will likely cease to teach writing altogether and everything will be done with typing.

    Sucks for them, because someday, when all this technology comes crashing down, they aren't going to have any other skills.
        07-07-2013, 01:39 AM
    I actually like the idea of handing out electronics instead of text books... Maybe something a little less 'fun' like an E-Reader but it makes a lot of sense to me.
        07-07-2013, 05:12 AM
    I was taught handwriting at school from kindergarten to grade 5, both print and cursive. My handwriting, both print and cursive, is neat and legible - though my style in cursive is very loopy and I prefer to use the old-fashioned s's meaning some people do struggle if they're not used to it. At school, we can bring our own but are not supplied with laptops and most of our work is still done by hand in books (although that's changing very quickly at the moment.) Most of the kids at my school have very good handwriting. All of our tests are done by hand so we can all write quickly as well as neatly.

    However, my friend who goes to a different school where they use laptops for pretty much everything says she's really noticed her handwriting going down the drain once they stopped writing. In my opinion, this is a shame because I think writing is important and an art, and also handwritten things are just more special than an email.
        07-07-2013, 07:56 AM
    I've always used cursive! My whole family uses cursive writing. The majority of people I know use it. :)

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:


    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Writing Cowgirl101 Hobbies 53 12-13-2010 08:19 PM
    Writing TaMMa89 Hobbies 49 02-28-2009 06:54 AM
    need help writing agreement Dasher41 Horse Talk 4 12-16-2008 05:36 PM
    writing farmpony84 General Off Topic Discussion 9 06-19-2008 04:11 PM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:24 AM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0