Do your prefer cursive or printing? why?

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  1. starstream profile image68
    starstreamposted 11 years ago

    Do your prefer cursive or printing? why?

  2. Attikos profile image84
    Attikosposted 11 years ago

    When I'm making notes, writing a letter, drafting an article, that sort of thing, I always use cursive. It's quicker. That some schools are eliminating its teaching is insane. Everyone should know how to do that.

    1. ChristinS profile image40
      ChristinSposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Attikos I totally agree.  My son is in 7th grade and he prints everything.  I made him learn cursive - it's ridiculous.  One of his teachers this year is insisting on its use also - good for her!

    2. starstream profile image68
      starstreamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I agree cursive is faster and there is so much flow to the writing compared to printing.

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      Garifaliaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Of course it's insane--excellent point. There's a great connection between hand writing and neural pathways and eliminating any type of writing is creating greater problems in children. Besides like you said, Attikos, it's quicker.

  3. whonunuwho profile image55
    whonunuwhoposted 11 years ago

    I prefer to write in cursive, though those who may read my cursive want to curse, and I like to read print and often print my messages, when I truly want someone to read what I have done.

  4. ChristinS profile image40
    ChristinSposted 11 years ago

    I love cursive, partially because I think it's becoming a lost art and secondly because it's much faster and more legible than my printing smile

  5. Cyndi10 profile image82
    Cyndi10posted 11 years ago

    I always prefer cursive writing and very seldom print. When younger I would experiment with different styles of cursive writing.  I agree, printing really slows you down.

  6. cat on a soapbox profile image96
    cat on a soapboxposted 11 years ago

    I prefer cursive for the same reason that Christin S. stated. It is beautifully expressive, and is sadly becoming a lost art. I had to learn clear printing for blueprints/drafting during my art years in college and printed papers in lieu of using a typewriter in HS. ( Yikes!!I'm really dating myself!)  My natural hand combines both cursive and printing, but it still has a curvy and flowing quality.

    1. starstream profile image68
      starstreamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering my question.  You are right cursive is a lost art.  I can hardly read my own anymore.

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    Garifaliaposted 11 years ago

    That's an excellent question, but how many of us still write? I only do so when giving feedback to my students. I agree with Christin S and cursive writing helps dyslexic children (once they learn it) to better connect to what they're reading and writing.

  8. kittyjj profile image69
    kittyjjposted 11 years ago

    I prefer cursive when I write something for me to read because I know how to read my handwriting, but prefer printing when I write for others because it will be more clear and easy for them to read.

  9. TToombs08 profile image80
    TToombs08posted 11 years ago

    I'm going to have to go with printing. When I write in cursive, I can't even read my own writing. And most of the time, I can't read others cursive writing either. I heard rumors that it's no longer being taught in some school, which, in a way, doesn't surprise me as keyboarding seems to be the standard method of communicating the written word these days.

    1. starstream profile image68
      starstreamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for expressing your point of view on this writing subject.  We learn to write at a very young age.

  10. aviannovice profile image85
    aviannoviceposted 11 years ago

    I usually print and tend to find printing easier to read than cursive.  Most of the time, though, I tend to type everything out, and rarely do anything by hand any more.

    1. starstream profile image68
      starstreamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, many of us just type now and are losing our ability to write in cursive that is legible. Thanks for your response

  11. manicpanicplease profile image59
    manicpanicpleaseposted 11 years ago

    I usually use printing solely because it's easier for me and other people to read afterwards. I reserve cursive for things that I know I'll take my time with, such as Thank You cards or letters. However, when I'm writing a lot very quickly, my writing turns into a printing-cursive hybrid from all of my printed letters accidentally becoming connected.

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    Angela N Jamesposted 11 years ago

    I prefer to write in cursive because I consider it to be beautiful and sentimental.  I usually use cursive for letters, thank you notes, and any writing for myself.  However, when I fill out any type of form, such as insurance paperwork at the doctor's office, I use print so that I'm sure it's legible.

  13. sparklingcrystal profile image62
    sparklingcrystalposted 11 years ago

    Both because when I'm in a hurry I tend to write fast If I used cursive style of writing but when I'm filling out forms I see to it that I print my letters just to make sure that everyone who reads it can perfectly understand my writing. This is mostly when I'm using it to fill out personal information including contact numbers and billing address.

  14. profile image50
    henrydixonposted 10 years ago

    I prefer both but use it in different-different manner. For writing any thing i use the cursive for share my feeling and i use printing for the drawing a picture.

    But most of time i use the cursive for writing. I use the ink manufactured from the needham-ink in UK.


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