Cursive writing may be fading skill, but so what?

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This recent article voices concern over the relevance of cursive writing.

"People still have to write, even if it's just scribbling," said Paula Sassi, a certified master graphologist and a member of the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation.

"Just like when we went from quill pen to fountain pen to ball point, now we're going from the art of handwriting to handwriting purely as communication," she said. (AP)

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4 Responses to Cursive writing may be fading skill, but so what?

  1. Rather than arguing its out-of-date-ness, I think learning to write in cursive teaches you to watch your lines and the way you write in turn making you a better, more conscious cursive and non-cursive writer in the end.

  2. Ali S. says:

    I have been writing in cursive form ever since grade school and out of all the people I know or run across on a daily basis very few know how to write in cursive form!

  3. Crosius says:

    I can write clearly in cursive/copperplate, but I choose to write in Gothic Italic script. I find it more legible and so do others who have to read what I’ve written.

  4. moleskine says:

    Hasn’t our written text/communication always evolved?

    From cave drawings to fountain pens to ball point, we write with what’s easiest.
    The schools around here still teach some cursive and “good” handwriting, and I hope that they continue to do so. Even so, as adults, nobody sits there and focuses on the “flow” or “beauty” of what they write. I doubt many people have in 100+ years.

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