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aflyingmonkey

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Re: Cursive writing
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2014, 12:01:22 pm »
Cursive comes in handy to take notes, in college & in the real world during conferences, meetings, etc....    Not every class or work place allows typing on a computer for not taking.   I dont' know anyone that can print as fast as they can write in cursive. 

Those children who don't learn cursive are going to be at a disadvantage if they go to college.   How do they take notes in high school during class even?   Makes no sense to do away with a form of writing just because computers are getting so common.    It's like doing away with upper division math because there are computer programs that will do it all for you, no need to do it all from scratch.

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Re: Cursive writing
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2014, 12:47:18 pm »
Yes, when I was a kid, I remember being taught cursive writing, or joined up writing as we called it. I consider previous generations who have had excellent handwriting such as my mother and grandmother. They were all taught to the standard and lets face it, their writing is so perfect they all look the same! My oldest son who is now 10, said he started to learn cursive writing in second grade but my second son is already in third grade and he hasn't been taught it yet. This is a shame especially as both my sons have unusually dreadful handwriting!

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Re: Cursive writing
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2014, 12:55:24 pm »
So if they no longer teach cursive, then what does a signature look like now? I guess you just make whatever kind of mark you want and it's ok. Whatever. I don't like the new world.

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Re: Cursive writing
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2014, 01:00:27 pm »
Actually, I learned cursive in grade school but after I began working as a medical transcriptionist in 1972, I spent so much time typing that my cursive writing degraded into something that looks like I'm drunk, so I always do printing now so it doesn't look so bad.

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Re: Cursive writing
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2014, 01:29:46 pm »
Does your schooling in your area teach cursive handwriting? The state of NJ did away with it! I think that is ridiculous! I have no problem showing my 7 yr old how to write in script but come on now! It's unbelievable how the teaching has changed since I was a kid! Very sad!

It's called the new "Common Core" education, which is not meant to actually "educate" your young student, but DUMB HIM DOWN to a mindless little freak that will obey the socialist state.  The schools are no longer teaching students any kind of skills they may be able to take forward with them in to the working world after they graduate.  The schools are trying desperately to CHANGE American History so that it won't "offend" anyone.  Since you, and young people like you, have children learning this literal cr*p, it's up to YOU to CHANGE it.  Think about it - if your student doesn't learn cursive, how will they be able to READ it?  How will they be able to SIGN THEIR NAME on necessary documents?  Are we going back to the days where you "make your mark" (an 'X') for a signature because people didn't know how to read or write?  Education means one thing today - INDOCTRINATION.

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Re: Cursive writing
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2014, 01:33:11 pm »
I really doubt if many schools anymore teach cursive writing -- it really is a time gone by skill to learn.

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Re: Cursive writing
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2014, 01:50:47 pm »
Cursive comes in handy to take notes, in college & in the real world during conferences, meetings, etc....    Not every class or work place allows typing on a computer for not taking.   I dont' know anyone that can print as fast as they can write in cursive. 

Those children who don't learn cursive are going to be at a disadvantage if they go to college.   How do they take notes in high school during class even?   Makes no sense to do away with a form of writing just because computers are getting so common.    It's like doing away with upper division math because there are computer programs that will do it all for you, no need to do it all from scratch.

Unless you regularly write in cursive, it isn't any faster. Even when I was in college, most printed their notes, with very few using cursive. I'd guess even fewer use it now. It's just not necessary. You're taking notes, not writing a book.
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Re: Cursive writing
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2014, 02:22:34 pm »
Does your schooling in your area teach cursive handwriting? The state of NJ did away with it! I think that is ridiculous! I have no problem showing my 7 yr old how to write in script but come on now! It's unbelievable how the teaching has changed since I was a kid! Very sad!

Think about it - if your student doesn't learn cursive, how will they be able to READ it?  How will they be able to SIGN THEIR NAME on necessary documents?  Are we going back to the days where you "make your mark" (an 'X') for a signature because people didn't know how to read or write?  Education means one thing today - INDOCTRINATION.

How often do actually need to read cursive?

Sign your name doesn't mean write your name in cursive. You can sign your name in print. Many people already do that.

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Re: Cursive writing
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2014, 02:43:19 pm »
its just not needed anymore l :-\ike short hand

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Re: Cursive writing
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2014, 05:53:06 pm »
Yes my school taught me to cursive writing.
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Re: Cursive writing
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2014, 08:19:38 pm »
Well I found some FREE cursive apps on Google Play!! :) I will download one to introduce to my son because if I was taught script in school, my son will also learn it as well! America is becoming FAT and LAZY because the Government does not want to pay their educators more money! Shame on you America! Getting rid of the president is a good start to "UN-dumbing America"... see... I used a non existing word! haha  :P
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Re: Cursive writing
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2014, 10:08:27 pm »
I'm not sure about here but I think it's sad that some schools are not teaching it anymore. When I was younger I was taught a signature was cursive. Also I think my cursive handwriting is a lot nicer to look at than my printing.

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Re: Cursive writing
« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2014, 05:19:39 am »
Well I found some FREE cursive apps on Google Play!! :) I will download one to introduce to my son because if I was taught script in school, my son will also learn it as well! America is becoming FAT and LAZY because the Government does not want to pay their educators more money! Shame on you America! Getting rid of the president is a good start to "UN-dumbing America"... see... I used a non existing word! haha  :P

So, America is getting fat and lazy because teachers don't get paid enough? Please.
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Re: Cursive writing
« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2014, 06:34:57 am »
I have to admit that I print most of the time .. but there are times when cursive is necessary.  Are they going to teach them to print their signatures now??
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Re: Cursive writing
« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2014, 08:23:24 am »
I dont' know anyone that can print as fast as they can write in cursive. 

Well, now you do know someone that prints MUCH faster than cursive (at least if I want it to be legible). In fact I think it was more beneficial in college for me since I didn't have to concentrate on forming the letters so that it'd be legible, allowing me to look up from my notes to look at the board / screen to see what the teacher was doing. I learn easiest by watching, so if I had to keep looking down at my paper while taking notes by writing in a style that was more difficult for me to form legibly, I wouldn't learn as well as I did.

As for signatures, you just need something that identifies that the person is accepting the legal consequences of whatever they signed; however it doesn't need to be written in cursive. In fact when more of the population was illiterate, most would sign by placing an X on the line (ie make their mark). I have a friend whose first and last name share the same initial, so instead of signing their name, they make their mark by writing that letter surrounded by a circle (sort of like @ only using a different letter than 'a'). People suggest that you use cursive so as to prevent people from more easily forging the signature (and mine must be the worst to try to forge, since I can't even duplicate the same signature myself with my cursive that horrid).

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