Date: 2017-03-16 16:39
I've been asked to re-do signatures from time to time, and said much the same thing as you. I really think we need to replace the signature as a means of confirming transactions for this and other reasons. Particularly because many vendors now have touch screens to sign, and my signature on those looks nothing like my other signatures.
I’m not an education expert, but I don’t think the politicians mandating cursive writing are either. Having said that, I’d love to hear what you think: is cursive obsolete? What should schools be teaching instead? Let’s discuss this below, and know that it’s perfectly possible I’m wrong about this (I’m wrong about a lot of things).
"We can’t put any time at all into problems so long as bigger problems exist elsewhere?"
Cursive writing seems to be only YOUR problem, your bete noir. Reading the posts, the "I don't need no steeenking cursive" seems to be in the minority.
I was seriously considering making this one of the primary points of the article. Could not agree more. If you're bad at managing your money, it will negatively impact every other aspect of your life. So important, and so overlooked.
There are 88 cursive handwriting lessons on this page. Each lesson consists of 7 lines for handwriting practice. The handwriting rule measures approximately 9mm in height or just under 8/8 inch. Each printed file contains 7 lessons. The lessons are in color, but can be printed in grayscale if you set the print function to do so.
Considering that your typed reply is riddled with spelling and grammatical errors, I think you may have just proved the point. (Apologies if your post was sarcasm. Sarcasm doesn't translate well on the Internet.)
Oh, I forgot to add that spelling is no longer taught in grade schools. Teachers are telling students that misspelled words can be easily corrected by spell-check. What a great new world we live in when reading and writing are no longer required for success!
True, but typing is faster than either – and when a large volume of information needs to be recorded, that's the tool of choice in the modern world.
Cursive versus printing is a practical decision. For most people, cursive (even badly done) is faster than printing. The difference becomes significant as the volume being recorded increases.
Probably not just a matter of practice or frequency of usage. Again, for most people, the mechanics of cursive allow a sustainable pace that printing simply cannot match.