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doberman

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I used to have really nice penmanship in grade school, one of the best in class. Now I rarely use it and it looks like a mess.
 

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When I write or take notes it is in a semblance of cursive, actually a combination of printing and cursive with no rhyme or reason why I do it that way. My kids were not taught cursive in school (both 27) and the military requires printing if you have to write anything at all. They did learn typing in HS though which was helpful. Even their printing is terrible.

The worst handwriting/chicken scratch I have ever seen is by MDs and the best is by civil engineers.
 

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Yes. Nuns taught me at age 7
 

GliderPoss

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Absolutely! Grew up in the late 80's and I write everything in cursive but it's not very neat to be honest... :shifty:

If I'm trying to write very clearly or neatly (say an address label) - only then would I use block letters!
 

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Nope, I can't write cursive. And I can't type properly either as I grew up right after keyboarding classes were given. How ever do I survive?! Ha
 

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That's all I do. I love cursive.
 

marcy

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Yes, I write in cursive. It's decent but I need lines or I go crooked.
 

secretagentlaura

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Sure, I learned in the 1980's. My high school kid also writes in cursive, but my 10YO doesn't much beyond practicing her signature. She's been taught keyboarding instead, which is more compatible with her learning disability.
 

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I was in my mid thirties when I got my first computer, so yes, I read and write cursive. I think all of my grandkids do too, but I reserve the right to be wrong about the youngest.

Wink
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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i have this thing called dysgrapha
no one knew about it when i was at school
my handwritting just got labeled as lazy and i got Ds. i was always in trouble come report time
something i only recently found out and feel free to laugh
but it hurts physically to write neat
i always found this but knew better than to tell a teacher that - but its actually a part of it along with not being able to spell despite being able to read no problem
my handwritting is getting even worse but modern techknowledgy on this case, really is my friend

we just called that writting when i was at school and it sloped. maybe about the same time we started to write in pen and not pencil
i write in block capitals since high school because its more legible (just)
 

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Yes, I can still write cursive. I don’t, because I have awful handwriting- legit I’ve been asked if I was a doctor on several occasions :roll:

I think it’s sad the younger generations won’t be learning it.
 

Arcadian

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I talk in cursive if that counts :mrgreen2: My years of typing has all but destroyed my penmanship. If I write something down and don't remember what it was while its hot, I'm in trouble.
 

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Used to write cursive but was told to "print" during written exams so that the examiners grading my papers won't get frustrated trying to make heads and tails of my writing and give me a lower grade due to frustration. Over time, I've come to exclusively write in "print".
 

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I was born in the 70s, so of course we can all write in cursive, which is a lost art. I teach college students, and many of them cannot.
 

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Me three! I actually didn't realize this style had faded away. I will use cursive or a combination (I think it's the "joined up" style that Snowdrop mentioned). I only print when addressing an envelope or package or filling out a form. My printing is far worse than my writing because my brain automatically tells my hand to add little loops and tales.

Edited to add: In reply to the post #27 by @lyra
 
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Our DDs were born in the 80's :think: wonder if they know how to write in cursive.
 

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Yes - I probably use cursive more often than print, now. When I was younger it was harder to write in cursive but it turns out I was just never taught properly. In college I re-learned and have had neat, non-messy handwriting ever since. In school they didn’t teach us to write using the shoulder muscles and keeping the arm and fingers still - but that is really the superior method. I used to write using mostly my fingers and it hurt and my hand would cramp and my letters would get all jammed-together and it was messy. ALL of those problems were solved by learning to do it properly. My notes from college were consequently a lot better than those from high school - both more legible and more thorough since I could write all day without pain and write faster.

I really wish I had fancy cursive writing like when you look at letters from the revolutionary war... so many swoops and swashes. But it is a rounder version of the standard Palmer cursive. I refuse to do that Q though.
 

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I'm also a millennial (24 yrs old) and my elementary school teachers made us learn cursive because their reasoning was that nobody uses anything but cursive once you get older. It was fun realizing that barely anyone uses cursive. I was petty, so whenever one of my teachers in middle school or high school would piss me off I would use cursive because it would take them forever to read it hahaha.
I use a fountain pen all the time. My regular handwriting is horrible but my cursive is beautiful.
24 yrs old???. WoW!, You are a rarity ...:clap:
 

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@AGBF obviously we are barbarians in Australia they did away with the cane a few years after I was at school, mostly people got it for being naughty but you could get a good rap over the knuckles for poor writing, slow writing, in my case messy writing etc.....
My grandpa used to strike me on top of my head with 2 of his knuckles if I did one wrong stroke writing a Chinese character. OUCH!
 

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My grandpa used to strike me on top of my head with 2 of his knuckles if I did one wrong stroke writing a Chinese character. OUCH!
My mother sat next to me with a pair of scissors when I was practising piano to make sure my pinky wasn't sticking out. Also a ruler to rap my hands if they weren't in the right shape when playing the piano.
 

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My upper case Q looks like this...

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Your Q looks like this one?
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This example seems accurate to to what we were taught. All the letters were really slanted with lots of loops.
Check out that Q! The end stroke goes below the line...snazzy!
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We all write in cursive a little. At least when we sign our signatures. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t sign their signature in cursive.
 

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@Daisys and Diamonds,my youngest has dysgraphia. His writing is a little better because we took him to a therapist who specialized in it for a couple summers. I can’t tell you how many teachers thought he was just sloppy and lazy.

I almost always write in cursive. My handwriting is pretty good and I often get compliments but I usually don’t its as good as others say. I look at it and think it’s messy. I had typing classes wayback in high school. At my school you could take it for three years! I loved my IBM selectric! I usually typed all my kids school papers until #4 because he had his own computer. The other s used the house computer. I could type them in just a few minutes without looking at the screen or my fingers. I don’t get that much practice these days, so I am not sure I could do that anymore. Not as good on an iPad or similar device because you can’t feel the keys.
 
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