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Subject: Learning cursive in school

Written By: TwilightPrince16 on 03/09/18 at 5:35 pm

As we all know, they no longer teach cursive in school, but what's your experience with learning cursive in school.

For me, I learned it in third grade (2010-2011 school year).

Subject: Re: Learning cursive in school

Written By: Rainbowz on 03/09/18 at 10:04 pm

That was around the same time I learned cursive writing as well. How come they don't teach it in schools anymore?

Subject: Re: Learning cursive in school

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 03/09/18 at 10:12 pm

I used to think I was a boss when I could write an entire sentence in cursive http://www.thecoli.com/data/emoticons/7/56eb7711a799f2153e077a51f802c327.png?t=1497140324.

Kids nowadays are missing out http://www.thecoli.com/data/emoticons/6/919c0a8edaa80332f075830a37b31596.png?t=1490325770.

King T'Shalla

Subject: Re: Learning cursive in school

Written By: Wobo on 03/09/18 at 10:18 pm

I think I learned it.

Subject: Re: Learning cursive in school

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/09/18 at 11:14 pm

I don't remember, it was a long time ago  :-\\ (late 1960s) - probably third grade for me, too.

Younger folks may not realize this, but when someone is competent at writing cursive, they write cursive much faster than printing by hand.  The cursive writer does not pick up the writing instrument nearly as much, just between words or crossing "T"s and dotting "I"s.  Since, when I was in upper levels of school (70s/early 80s) we didn't have any electronic aids for taking notes in school (save cassette recorders, used on occasion in college but not always welcome), we took notes on paper - and cursive was the way to go, especially in college.  There were a few rare folks who knew shorthand - even better.  Of course a good typist will type much faster than handwriting, one reason electronic gadgets' superiority to handwriting makes cursive less needed than in the past.  But back then, it was a handicap being unable to write cursive.  (Though many had that "handicap" and overcame it anyway.)  Just a little history.

Subject: Re: Learning cursive in school

Written By: 2001 on 03/09/18 at 11:17 pm

I learnt it in Grade 5 (2002-03). My handwriting is 30% cursive, 70% block.

This is a sample. From a Differential Equations lecture that I went to for my friend because he was ill, so it's neater than usual since it needed to be readable ;D  :-https://i.imgur.com/zMtzXvS.png

Subject: Re: Learning cursive in school

Written By: piecesof93 on 03/10/18 at 12:37 am


I learnt it in Grade 5 (2002-03). My handwriting is 30% cursive, 70% block.

This is a sample. From a Differential Equations lecture that I went to for my friend because he was ill, so it's neater than usual since it needed to be readable ;D  :-https://i.imgur.com/zMtzXvS.png

You have beautiful handwriting. Mine is butt ugly.

Subject: Re: Learning cursive in school

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 03/10/18 at 6:26 am

For me, I also learned cursive in third grade (2007-2008 school year).

Subject: Re: Learning cursive in school

Written By: 2001 on 03/10/18 at 9:32 am


You have beautiful handwriting. Mine is butt ugly.

Aw thanks. I'm sure it's not so bad. The important question is, how much of it is in cursive? :P

Subject: Re: Learning cursive in school

Written By: TwilightPrince16 on 03/10/18 at 10:48 am


That was around the same time I learned cursive writing as well. How come they don't teach it in schools anymore?

Writing cursive is faster than writing in print, but if anything, they really want you to type everything at this point. Whereas programs such as Google Classroom are slowly replacing the pencil and paper all together.

Subject: Re: Learning cursive in school

Written By: nally on 03/10/18 at 11:25 am

I learned it in 2nd grade, which for me was 30 years ago already!

My 2nd grade teacher had a habit of writing inconsistently on the chalkboard. She'd do printing and then shift into cursive, especially for words that ended with "al"... so by January (1988), my class was eager to learn cursive handwriting. And I enjoyed learning it.

These days I pretty much only use it to sign my name on legal documents.

Subject: Re: Learning cursive in school

Written By: piecesof93 on 03/10/18 at 11:28 am

So, how are they supposed to sign their signatures when they get older? Even when  I sign my name digitally, most of the time it's in cursive.

Subject: Re: Learning cursive in school

Written By: 2001 on 03/10/18 at 11:35 am


Writing cursive is faster than writing in print, but if anything, they really want you to type everything at this point. Whereas programs such as Google Classroom are slowly replacing the pencil and paper all together.


In the sciences (or at least Math/Physics/Engineering) it's still important to know how to write cursive since writing equations on a computer is still a pain in the ass, and you need to be able to write quickly.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Learning cursive in school

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/10/18 at 12:11 pm

I learned it in 4th grade. In college, going for my teaching certification, I had to relearn how I wrote because how I was taught (printing) was different than what they were teaching the students at the time. Now, I can't remember how I used to print and I am afraid to say that there are some letters (capitals) in cursive that I have forgotten how to write.  :-[


I remember having a conversation with my grandmother a long time ago. She told me that she never learned how to print. She could only write in cursive. I guess we (as a society) done a total 180.


Cat

Subject: Re: Learning cursive in school

Written By: Howard on 03/10/18 at 3:24 pm

I learned cursive writing during the early 1980's.

Subject: Re: Learning cursive in school

Written By: nally on 03/10/18 at 5:43 pm


Writing cursive is faster than writing in print, but if anything, they really want you to type everything at this point. Whereas programs such as Google Classroom are slowly replacing the pencil and paper all together.

Yeah you're right, especially since with cursive you don't have to lift the pen(cil) off the paper so many times (only after completing a word). But you don't want to write too fast (either in cursive OR in printing) and not be able to read your words later.

In most cases I type a lot more regularly these days (and have gradually increased my typing speed over time)... but if I have to write something, it's often in plain printing.

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