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Old 08-21-2011, 11:08 AM
 
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NEVER????? YOU never wrote thank you notes or sympathy cards or love letters or ANYTHING in cursive in almost 50 years?????
None of those require cursive.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:10 AM
 
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I don't understand why cursive is so important. I know a lot of people with visual and occupational issues that make it really hard for them to write cursive. Why is this viewed as the height of civilization by some people? What's wrong with print and typing?
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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I don't understand why cursive is so important. I know a lot of people with visual and occupational issues that make it really hard for them to write cursive. Why is this viewed as the height of civilization by some people? What's wrong with print and typing?
Wayyyyyy too slow
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:12 AM
 
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Wayyyyyy too slow
I type about 120 to 140 words per minute. Nothing slow about that. If cursive is easier and faster for you, that's great, but I don't understand why some people want to impose it as a requirement on everyone. For some people cursive is incredibly slow and difficult, and print or typing is much faster. I say go with whatever works for you and let other people do whatever works for them.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Liberal Coast
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Since my son will be taking the SAT's in two year, I've gone out and searched it. I can't find any requirment that the Essay on the SAT's must be in Cursive. Can you point me to the link on the collegeboard website where it say's that? The collegeboard reported that only 15% of the eassy are in Cursive.
It's not the essay. It's something everyone has to copy before the test starts.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:21 PM
 
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I type about 120 to 140 words per minute. Nothing slow about that. If cursive is easier and faster for you, that's great, but I don't understand why some people want to impose it as a requirement on everyone. For some people cursive is incredibly slow and difficult, and print or typing is much faster. I say go with whatever works for you and let other people do whatever works for them.
That is not a good argument for not teaching it, however.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:25 PM
 
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My son is in ninth grade and learned cursive sometime in elementary school, I think around third grade.

I learned it around the same age but my handwriting isn't very good. It was always fatser for me to take notes while printing rather than cursive.

I once had an office job in which I had to hand write a check out every day for some sort of intercompany money transfer. My boss would then sign it so I could send it to the banks. For the first couple of weeks my boss would complain about how hard it was to read my writing and that the bank wouldn't take it. (Never had one rejected).

So one day I wrote out the name of the company, amount of check, etc. in print. I walked in and put it on his desk without saying a word and quickly walked out. A few seconds later he came out with a big smile on his face and loudly said that was great and was to write out all future checks in that form.

Cursive was always a big pain so I was happy to comply.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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This is a dying art, but one that needs NOT to die.....and I am ADAMANT in this. Enough is enough with computers!!!
Yeah...cursive! Cursive and Latin!

...wait...
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:39 PM
 
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Yeah...cursive! Cursive and Latin!

...wait...
Amo, Amas, Amat .........
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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NEVER????? YOU never wrote thank you notes or sympathy cards or love letters or ANYTHING in cursive in almost 50 years?????
Thank you cards- My ex wrote those. Her handwriting was much better than mine ever was. I did write one after a job interview.

Love Letters- Never wrote those

Sympathy Cards- Very rarely send those, much less write in them.
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