Would you ever imagine there could be a life in handwriting? But yes, it can happen. Which, by the way, means anything can happen!
On Sunday, we took an informal poll of our staff on CNN Student News and found that only one of us still writes in cursive yep, it's yours truly. For everyone else, it's either print or using a keyboard. We're interested to see where you land on the decision to stop teaching cursive in schools!
Carl Azuz, Anchor soundoff Responses Ben I don't see the point- we had to in third grade, but now the teachers don't stress that we use it. And about historical documents, well, they're always somewhere in text.
We need to prepare for the future, and that doesn't include learning cursive. January 30, at 7: Now more than ever, technology such as e-textbooks are beginning to eclipse the older and material versions.
Now that computers are in nearly every American household and schools are beginning to dive into the digital age with iPads and other electronic tablets, handwriting might not be as necessary as say 20 years ago.
Even the point on the issue of reading documents such as the U. S Constituition in cursive, it's already digitalized and put on the Internet. So I say, it is only a matter of time before old-fashioned handwritting like cursive gets weeded out.
January 30, at 9: I know it's a pain to learn it, but most schools, including colleges around the globe require students to use it. If we eliminate cursive, we are eliminating our chances to get into the school we want to! However, Print and Typing ahould be taught as well!
January 30, at It's pretty, nice and fancy. But is it needed? I don't think so. Almost years down the road after they teach it, Teachers don't press you to use it anymore in elementary school.
During most interviews for jobs, I doubt they ask or look for cursive in your job. I still use cursive. Still I think they, the schools, should keep teaching cursive. It is helpful in a lot of ways. Invitations, Calligraphy, and, yes, some jobs probably DO ask for cursive.
I live in Korea, and when I write in cursives Koreans doesn't know how to write cursive very well my freinds says it's very marvelous!
I guess you could write in cursive if you want to, or not. I don't think it is a very serious thing. Readdean's class Our opinions are split. Some of us think: NO Because it is important to still know how to write cursive, it looks much neater and we need to know how to read it.
It should be taught in Primary school and then left to the children to decide whether they want to write cursive or print wrtting. YES Because print writing is enough and it takes too much time to learn while we could be learning something else, which is more important.
Today cursive writing is rarely used and will probably disappear in time. Cursive is also harder to read. January 31, at 4: I genuinely feel it's beautiful to see something written in cursive. So I want cursive to be taught in school and to remain.
January 31, at 6: I agree that it's important to be able to read certain important documents in cursive.There is a whole generation being educated now, that can not write in cursive, or read cursive writing of their forebears.
Too sad to think that someday my grandchildren may not be able to read what I written in the margins of my Bible, or letters to their parents, etc. Sentence Strip, Big & Full Page Reading Guides.
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I hardly ever write in cursive. It takes much more time for me, and, actually, I don’t remember how to form some of the letters.
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