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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-11-10 08:32 AM
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18. and how about smearing the crap out of whatever you're writing with your hand? i always used to have
ink\pencil stains all over my left hand when i was in school.
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  -Handwriting on the wall for 'cursive,' but teachers push penmanship mfcorey1  May-11-10 07:02 AM   #0 
  - OMG, LOL! R U kidding me?  LeftinOH   May-11-10 07:07 AM   #1 
  - That's a different issue  proud2BlibKansan   May-11-10 07:21 AM   #5 
     - Well, as a college instructor I can verify both  ashling   May-11-10 07:55 AM   #11 
        - All the more reason to teach keyboarding  proud2BlibKansan   May-11-10 04:56 PM   #57 
           - I took typing in high school  ashling   May-11-10 10:33 PM   #79 
              - Yes you get extra credit!  proud2BlibKansan   May-11-10 11:46 PM   #90 
  - Yup. Everyone should learn Morse Code,  sarge43   May-11-10 07:13 AM   #2 
  - Funny you would mention Morse Code.  mwb970   May-11-10 09:48 AM   #33 
     - I mentioned Code because  sarge43   May-11-10 10:13 AM   #38 
        - I remember getting very disgusted at my child's 3d grade  ashling   May-11-10 10:40 PM   #80 
  - The only cursive I use now is my signature,  elocs   May-11-10 07:18 AM   #3 
  - reminds me of me... i have forgotten how some of the cursive letters are written!  dionysus   May-11-10 08:31 AM   #17 
  - I had to ask how to write an uppercase "q" or a "z".  elocs   May-11-10 08:44 AM   #21 
  - Same here...  ben_thayer   May-11-10 09:06 AM   #23 
  - You know, for 20 years my signature was like I was taught to write it in grade school.  elocs   May-11-10 09:21 AM   #24 
     - Great minds etc....  ben_thayer   May-11-10 09:49 AM   #34 
     - I draw a little picture.  Marr   May-11-10 11:28 AM   #48 
  - I can remember in 2d grade (1959) spending what seemed like  ashling   May-11-10 10:49 PM   #82 
  - We don't even teach handwriting anymore  proud2BlibKansan   May-11-10 07:20 AM   #4 
  - Then how do people learn to sign their names?  Codeine   May-11-10 10:42 AM   #44 
  - Most of us teach them how to do that  proud2BlibKansan   May-11-10 11:34 AM   #50 
  - Well that makes sense.  Codeine   May-11-10 11:37 AM   #51 
  - I don't use a cursive signature.  donco6   May-12-10 05:43 AM   #96 
  - Is a handwriting signature of stronger legal value than a printed signature?  Bucky   May-12-10 06:05 AM   #99 
  - My daughter is home schooled and she has daily lessons on handwriting  The Straight Story   May-11-10 05:44 PM   #60 
  - In my classroom too  proud2BlibKansan   May-11-10 06:28 PM   #63 
  - Ours, either.  donco6   May-12-10 05:40 AM   #94 
  - I send you into the forest with an ax...when do I get an email from you?  Coco2   May-11-10 07:23 AM   #6 
  - Back in my day, "cursive" is all we learned but they called in Palmer back  Cleita   May-11-10 07:34 AM   #7 
  - No matter how hard I tried back in the day, I could not master penmanship  JCMach1   May-11-10 07:52 AM   #10 
  - I think it is because there was the thought that had to go into the whole  Cleita   May-11-10 11:39 AM   #53 
  - I never mastered penmanship, but got my degrees in English  JCMach1   May-11-10 12:40 PM   #55 
  - i agree w/ you, especially when it comes to non-Latin E. Asia scripts.  NuttyFluffers   May-11-10 11:36 PM   #89 
  - i sympathize w/ you, but still disagree. especially after music & E. Asian lang.  NuttyFluffers   May-11-10 11:53 PM   #91 
     - I am also a published poet, creative writer, and do much  JCMach1   May-12-10 05:45 AM   #98 
  - I agree  ashling   May-11-10 10:55 PM   #83 
  - Uh, Cleita, that would be "appallingly" . I know, I'm totally outdated. NT  juajen   May-12-10 05:39 AM   #92 
  - They drilled it into me.  Flipper999   May-11-10 07:51 AM   #8 
  - Not googling, but wasn't cursive INVENTED because of quill pens?  FormerDittoHead   May-11-10 07:51 AM   #9 
  - The SAT board refused my son his accommodations  eilen   May-11-10 08:01 AM   #12 
  - has he been formally identified with dysgraphia  mzteris   May-11-10 09:32 AM   #28 
  - You can probably file a formal complaint  proud2BlibKansan   May-11-10 11:38 AM   #52 
  - I never write in cursive  bigwillq   May-11-10 08:02 AM   #13 
  - I'm left handed. Writing is a chore for me no matter what I use.  ipfilter   May-11-10 08:19 AM   #14 
  - and how about smearing the crap out of whatever you're writing with your hand? i always used to have  dionysus   May-11-10 08:32 AM   #18 
  - Our lefty son has this challenge as well.  Dappleganger   May-11-10 09:35 AM   #31 
  - Nothing improves your handwriting better than calligraphy.  Mudoria   May-11-10 08:19 AM   #15 
  - "drawing letters" is stored in a different part of the brain  mzteris   May-11-10 09:34 AM   #30 
  - i can print better than "write"  madrchsod   May-11-10 08:31 AM   #16 
  - Do away with cursive period  NeedleCast   May-11-10 08:32 AM   #19 
  - Well, almost half the students in this country don't own computers, or have computers access  MadHound   May-11-10 09:38 AM   #32 
  - It's excellent for developing fine motor skills  tonysam   May-11-10 11:14 AM   #46 
  - 99% of schools have computers  proud2BlibKansan   May-11-10 11:32 AM   #49 
  - almost half the students in this country don't have computer access?  pitohui   May-11-10 07:22 PM   #75 
  - No. Keep all periods, even cursive. They are handy for separating  Obamanaut   May-11-10 10:40 AM   #43 
  - My kids never really picked up cursive very well. Their penmanship consists  TwilightGardener   May-11-10 08:35 AM   #20 
  - I had pretty good penmanship until I had a stroke in  mohinoaklawnillinois   May-11-10 08:52 AM   #22 
  - interesting, ABeka is for Christian fundamentalists  Bill McBlueState   May-11-10 09:27 AM   #25 
  - Montessori does as well - and they're hardly a fundy group... n/t  mzteris   May-11-10 09:30 AM   #27 
  - That's the goal of Google.  kentuck   May-11-10 09:29 AM   #26 
  - That is all too often the view of a lot of college freshmen I see  ashling   May-11-10 11:03 PM   #85 
  - Sadly, penmanship has given way to increased FCAT review  Dappleganger   May-11-10 09:33 AM   #29 
  - Of course I'm the weirdo who writes in cursive. I take notes all the time while studying and also  KittyWampus   May-11-10 09:54 AM   #35 
  - That's what my kids don't get--they think printing's easier because  TwilightGardener   May-11-10 10:17 AM   #39 
  - I'm a weirdo too!  dana_b   May-11-10 05:56 PM   #62 
  - We cannot become too dependent on technology  derby378   May-11-10 09:56 AM   #36 
  - When the Zombie Apocalypse finally hits...  Javaman   May-11-10 10:03 AM   #37 
  - All Hail the Holy Stiletto. So humans eventually un-crook their hands but end up with  KittyWampus   May-11-10 11:12 AM   #45 
  - Hand bunions.  Javaman   May-11-10 03:49 PM   #56 
     - Sorry, I goofed. However, your vision was one of the most entertaining reads I've found in a while  KittyWampus   May-11-10 05:30 PM   #58 
        - it's weird...  Javaman   May-11-10 09:20 PM   #77 
           - The Freak Brothers cartoons had little sidebar cartoons on the pages- the Cockroach Army  KittyWampus   May-11-10 09:37 PM   #78 
  - "to over throw our zombie oppresses"  ashling   May-11-10 11:06 PM   #86 
  - .  Bucky   May-12-10 06:09 AM   #100 
  - Of all the things we need to teach kids in school  Goblinmonger   May-11-10 10:19 AM   #40 
  - I got a D- in 2d grade because of my handwriting.  AngryAmish   May-11-10 10:21 AM   #41 
  - Out with Spencer, Out with Palmer, in with Italic:  hedgehog   May-11-10 10:32 AM   #42 
  - Foundation is a good hand to know and fairly easy, but Spencer is easier than it looks  REP   May-11-10 06:31 PM   #64 
  - I am left-handed  blogslut   May-11-10 11:20 AM   #47 
  - Your daughter is a great argument for differentiated instruction  Goblinmonger   May-11-10 12:02 PM   #54 
  - I'm also a lefty who does a mix of print and cursive  Fleshdancer   May-11-10 05:45 PM   #61 
     - Well, for me  blogslut   May-11-10 06:41 PM   #70 
  - As if basic ed and the humanities aren't suffering enough...  KonaKane   May-11-10 05:36 PM   #59 
  - Handwriting forges a connection to words and writing that keyboards can't  REP   May-11-10 06:38 PM   #67 
  - i wonder if YOU have a seen handwritten letter from the 20s...  pitohui   May-11-10 07:27 PM   #76 
     - Plenty. I have my great grandmother's hand written letters  KonaKane   May-11-10 10:46 PM   #81 
  - Cursive only? Don't they teach the kids block lettering first?  Old Troop   May-11-10 06:32 PM   #65 
  - according to Montessori -  mzteris   May-11-10 06:58 PM   #72 
  - I thought typewriters spelled the doom of penmanship...  LanternWaste   May-11-10 06:37 PM   #66 
  - fuck that! get rid of the computers! n/t  miyazaki   May-11-10 06:38 PM   #68 
  - I weep.  proteus_lives   May-11-10 06:40 PM   #69 
  - Fine with me. First thing they do in Engineering is teach you to write in print.  NutmegYankee   May-11-10 06:49 PM   #71 
  - You don't take many written exams, do you? I had students ask for "extra time" because they could  WinkyDink   May-12-10 05:43 AM   #95 
     - Actually I did.  NutmegYankee   May-12-10 07:50 PM   #101 
  - It's an outrage  comrade snarky   May-11-10 07:04 PM   #73 
  - yeah cursive is a waste of time  pitohui   May-11-10 07:16 PM   #74 
  - I'm not in favor of further erosion of the precious little we ask of students  Maru Kitteh   May-11-10 10:59 PM   #84 
  - Y'all are so happy to lose a skill, then fine  Book Lover   May-11-10 11:16 PM   #87 
  - Unbelievable isn't it.  KonaKane   May-11-10 11:19 PM   #88 
  - I KNOW! It's like "Ah, the good old days when King John could sign Magna Carta with just an 'X'!"  WinkyDink   May-12-10 05:44 AM   #97 
  - I completely disagree. Typing-only is a short-sighted and puerile approach to adult communication.  WinkyDink   May-12-10 05:40 AM   #93 

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