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  •  I wouldn't call a signature formal cursive. (0+ / 0-)

    Sometimes it's not even legible, and on purpose.

    I see what you did there.

    by GoGoGoEverton on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 08:52:24 AM PDT

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    •  Maybe there's a difference between (2+ / 0-)
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      school cursive and adult cursive.  I was confused when, as a kid (grade 3 or so), I labored long and hard to master the precise loops and connections (and yet still was often marked down by the teacher for them not being slanted enough or whatever), and yet saw my father and other adults regularly sign their names in a way that was completely illegible to me and unlike any writing I was ever taught.  When, I wondered, are adults taught to write like that?

      In this day and age, it seems to me that extensive handwriting practice of whatever sort is becoming increasingly outmoded.

      37, MD-8 (MD-6 after 2012) resident, NOVA raised, Euro/Anglophile Democrat

      by Mike in MD on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 10:41:12 AM PDT

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      •  Why bother? (0+ / 0-)

        Once a student has mastered print writing, cursive seems pointless to me.

        Remember, you're trading off reading, math, science, or some other instruction to teach the "skill" of cursive writing.

        (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
        Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

        by Sparhawk on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 10:47:16 AM PDT

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      •  Adults have the freedom to write as they wish (0+ / 0-)

        They are not being graded on it anymore.  I think that accounts for the greater creativity in their writing.

        I had to relearn how to write following a mild stroke last year.  My wriiting is almost as good as it was although it is not as quite as fast.  I did make out the check I cashed at the bank today as I find it difficult to do it sitting in my car.  I also wrote out a deposit slip at another bank when I deposited money in my daughter's account.  I used cursive for the check and printing for the deposit slip.  

        Writing is a real joy after not being able to for a while.

        It's fun to watch some old clips of What's My Line on youtube and watch the Mystery Guests sign in.

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