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Old 03-06-2017, 02:36 AM
 
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Cursive makes a comeback - CBS News

It's about time.

Interesting article about cursive making a comeback.

Thoughts.
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Old 03-10-2017, 09:39 AM
 
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Indeed .. it IS about time. I am thrilled to hear this and I hope the 'trend' continues.
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Old 03-11-2017, 09:25 PM
 
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Indeed .. it IS about time. I am thrilled to hear this and I hope the 'trend' continues.
Why?
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Old 03-11-2017, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Why?
Because writing is a useful skill. Aside from it being a social skill like writing personal Thank You notes, many jobs require writing field reports, writing instructions, writing prescriptions, writing comments, etc. You can't haul your little printer everywhere you go.
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Old 03-12-2017, 05:27 AM
 
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Because writing is a useful skill. Aside from it being a social skill like writing personal Thank You notes, many jobs require writing field reports, writing instructions, writing prescriptions, writing comments, etc. You can't haul your little printer everywhere you go.
That requires cursive, why, exactly? That just requires writing legibly. These days many physicians send prescriptions directly to the pharmacy from their computer systems. All of our field reports are just notes that the person types in once they get into an office, again not something that requires cursive. Cursive was created because people used inkwells.

Most people don't spend that much time writing personal thank you notes anymore, and that also does not require cursive. As a teacher, I always hated reading cursive because it took so much longer. I would rather students have spent the time learning how to use computers effectively because that's what they'll need to use in real life. I rarely ever hand write anything these days.
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Old 03-12-2017, 05:31 AM
 
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That requires cursive, why, exactly? That just requires writing legibly. These days many physicians send prescriptions directly to the pharmacy from their computer systems. All of our field reports are just notes that the person types in once they get into an office, again not something that requires cursive. Cursive was created because people used inkwells.

Most people don't spend that much time writing personal thank you notes anymore, and that also does not require cursive. As a teacher, I always hated reading cursive because it took so much longer. I would rather students have spent the time learning how to use computers effectively because that's what they'll need to use in real life. I rarely ever hand write anything these days.
People still need to sign documents using cursive and it is useful to be able to read older documents written in cursive. I seem to remember also reading that writing by hand helps memorize when studying more than typing on a computer.
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Old 03-12-2017, 05:49 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Cursive makes a comeback - CBS News

It's about time.

Interesting article about cursive making a comeback.

Thoughts.

My thoughts are that there will be those who comment negatively who don't know the square root of **** about the brain development and physical skills development cursive has.


But then again, you and I were just teachers while others went to school and maybe graduated.
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Old 03-12-2017, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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People still need to sign documents using cursive and it is useful to be able to read older documents written in cursive. I seem to remember also reading that writing by hand helps memorize when studying more than typing on a computer.
People do not need to use cursive to sign documents. I doubt very many young people can even write their own name in cursive. I will agree that being able to read cursive is very beneficial for reading older documents. That's about the only good use that I can think of for it. Personally I learned it in the 2nd grade, and I stopped using it in junior high school, when I was no longer required to write in cursive. Now I find it hurts my brain to even try to read it. Thank god we have computers these days.

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Old 03-12-2017, 07:04 AM
 
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People still need to sign documents using cursive and it is useful to be able to read older documents written in cursive. I seem to remember also reading that writing by hand helps memorize when studying more than typing on a computer.
What does any of that have to do with WRITING cursive? Handwriting does not have to be in cursive. Being able to read something also doesn't require you to be able to write it, as they are totally different skills. There are so many other things kids need to learn in school today. If you want to teach kids to read it, fine. Spending all this time on drills and penmanship for cursive is a waste of time, however.

For example, in English class, you might teach a child to read/understand forms of English no longer in use, but you wouldn't teach them how to compose or draft something using that style. They are completely different skills and the reading/understanding is really all that is necessary.
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:12 AM
 
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My thoughts are that there will be those who comment negatively who don't know the square root of **** about the brain development and physical skills development cursive has.


But then again, you and I were just teachers while others went to school and maybe graduated.
Bingo!
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