i can't write in cursive......

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  1. Jason Wilcox

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    ok so i'm a senior in high school. as i'm filling out the application for the SATs i see a little box where you have to write a sentence saying you won't cheat in cursive. then i realize i haven't written anything in cursive since 3rd grade. so it takes me 10 minutes to write this sentence in cursive and i basically just wrote in print and connected the letters with lines. i think it's very funny that i can't do this simple task anymore. anyone else forget how to write in cursive? (with the exception of your name)
     
  2. StephenA

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    I can't either, though it's because I have coordination problems. I try, but it's way too hard, so I don't.
     
  3. Anders Englund

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    Hell, I can hardly write by hand at all. My signature can, with a little imagniation look somewhat like an "A". That's it. Of course, my IPAQ has helped some.

    --Anders
     
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    My signature has become something of an anomaly over the years. At first you could tell it was mine because you could read it. But now you KNOW it's mine, because you can't really read a bloody letter of it [​IMG] ... but isn't that true with most people and their signatures? When we learned cursive, we were very careful to form each letter. But now, it's become something of our own, so we kind of personalize it ... well at least that's the story I'm tellin' [​IMG] ...
    Freddy C.
     
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    Don't feel bad. I can't write in cursive, either. Haven't done it since elementary school and don't plan to do it ever again. I type everything if I can get away with it. When I absolutely must write, I print each letter one at a time.
    Signing my name, [​IMG], it's just one big scribble. You're lucky if you can make out the first letter.
     
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    I'm curious as to the reason the sentence must be written in cursive.
     
  7. Jason Wilcox

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    no idea...guess some legal issue akin to your signature

    it just said in the directions to write (not print) the sentence below....i didn't add the (not print) part...it was in there
     
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    Maybe they also employ handwriting specialists to see if any of you have psychopathic tendencies. [​IMG]
     
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    Don't feel bad, I can't read. Which makes me typing this very difficult. [​IMG]
    Actually, I haven't written cursive in years.. actually, I print in ALL CAPS. Which drives my school-teacher wife nuts.
    When I do have to sign something, my signature contains so many uneccesary loops and squiggles, my wife just rolls her eyes everytime I sign for dinner.
     
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    LOL.. I had a similar experience when I took the GRE. I could write in cursive, but it definitely took about as much thought as the test did!
     
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    I only write in cursive for my signature, which looks extremely horrible.

    Right now, it's the summer, so I don't write at all. But when school starts up again (I'll be a junior in HS) then I'll have to write more, so I'll regain my writing skills.

    I've learned to type pretty well, though.
     
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    I ALSO DON'T WRITE IN CURSIVE ANYMORE. I DON'T EVEN WRITE LOWERCASE LETTERS IN PRINT ANYMORE. PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING I WRITE BY HAND LOOKS SOMETHING LIKE THIS.
    MY THROAT HURTS FROM ALL THIS SHOUTING... [​IMG]
     
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    I can barely write anymore, let alone in cursive. [​IMG]
    (Ok, maybe it's not quite that bad... but my handwriting is pretty bad now!)
     
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    I have the same problem. Whenever a teacher recieves a written assignment from one of my classes, he/she is sure to mention that our class needs to write more legibly, all the while looking at me.
    And that is just when I print [​IMG]
    My signature is even worse. Last week I was filling out tax forms for a job I had, and my two signatures looked completely different :b
     
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    Count me in too. I had trouble learning cursive in 3rd or 4th grade, and as a result my handwriting became somewhat of a print / cursive hybrid (probably 80% print, 20% cursive). My signature is the only thing I do try to do completly in cursive - and it looks pretty bad. But over the years its gotten better...by the time I'm 80 it'll be perfect, I imagine...
    Anyway...prints better!
    JQ
     
  16. Ken Wagner

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    I used to have very good cursive handwriting. People would even comment about it since I was a guy and most guys just scribbled. Then in my thirties my job required me to keep a log of what went on during my shift at work. I noticed that the other supervisors handwriting was terrible and couldn't be read so I decided I would print. I got so fast at printing that I quit writing cursive. Now it is a real struggle to write cursive. I mean really difficult. It's amazing that repetition of one style would make doing the other more difficult. Must be a right brain left brain thing.
     
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    Cursive is so 20th century.[​IMG] My printed handwriting is pretty neat, which is quite odd for an engineer-type, such as myself (and I can spell- also an eng oddity[​IMG] ).
    My signature? Let's just say it can't be easily duplicated.[​IMG] I perfected it signing the Reactor Operator's Watch Log.
    I once got a lower grade on an English paper, because I couldn't write it in cursive, as the teacher requested. After a heated discussion on what cursive had to do with a term paper, it was judged solely on its content (and, sadly, only B+ work). I always hated English, anyway, and it showed- only a 590 on that section of the SAT.
    Todd
     
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    I can still write cursive, but rarely do and word-process everything at work. sometimes, however, we have no choice but to take handwritten notes, then the curse of my wretched handwriting strikes. the stuff starts out all right, but after maybe an hour or two it degenerates really badly and gets incomprehensible.
    maybe that's why I never did spectacularly at school, by the third hour of the exam my essays are illegible [​IMG]
     
  19. Joseph S

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    I had the same problem on the SAT some time ago. That block couldn't even fit my entire botched 1/2 cursive + 1/2 invented letter formation sentence. That was the only section I ran out of time on. [​IMG]
    Now, I can't even write legibly either way. Too many flash cards and speedy note taking has killed my writing skills. I would love to know what the reader thought I said on my essay sections of the MCAT, because even I couldn't read what I put down. Apparently, they got something positive out of the mess.
    My signature isn't too bad, but I can't write the "S" when I need to initial something. So much for the A+ in 2nd grade for handwriting. [​IMG]
     
  20. Jason Wilcox

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    yeah my handwriting is horrible....it does have its advantages though....teachers simply glance over your "work" instead of reading how bad it is.....your automatically exempt from being the guy who writes everything down when workin in groups....
     

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