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Old 09-13-04, 07:47 PM
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Do you remember how to write in cursive?

After finishing learning them in elementary school do you still remember cursive letters?
other than my name, I don't remember most cursive letters, capital versions more so than lower case. We never had to use them after whatever grade it was where we learned them.

edit: this would have been a poll but when I selected the poll option and hit submit it would go back to the main thread listing and not post
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I take notes in class. Cursive is faster than print, thus I still write in cursive.
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Pretty much, no.
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I'm not even sure if I can still write my name in cursive. My handwriting is barely even passable as printing at this point- I type whenever I have the option.
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I can still write cursive, I think it's kind of odd that people don't know.

Is it an age thing? I'm 34.

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Good question.

The last few times I have tried I really had trouble just completing my name (a capital G is tough, don't even ask me about S' or F's).

I've been writing in all caps since about the 7th grade, I guess the caps lock in my brain is depressed.

Edit: to answer Neitzl, 21
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Not really.
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I use a hybrid
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I remember it, but my handwriting is so bad that even I can't read it, so I print .
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Yeah, but I still take a lot of notes when Im working. I have to write alot doing reviews and audits so just kinda comes with my job.
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Outside of my signature, no.
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Just gave it a test run...and it's declined a bit...and from time to time it seems that I have to stop to think about how it goes...

As far as my signature goes...it's virtually gone. I used to write out each and every letter...but now if you can make out more than my first and last initial, you're doing better than I am. I sign like a doctor now.
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Hell no
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Like I said, it's mainly the capital versions, but I'm a little shaky on a few lower case ones too
after about 6th grade it was never really pushed in school. we learned it one year in elementary school, and either that year or the next they made us do almost everything in cursive, and then it didn't matter which you used
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I use a hybrid, but I can't remember what a cursive Z looks like.

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Originally posted by Birrman54
I use a hybrid, but I can't remember what a cursive Z looks like.

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I have no problems writing lowercase letters in cursive, but I forget many of the uppercase letters. I think the reason for that is that I got into the habit of printing the capital letters a long time ago, even when writing in cursive.
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Hybrid here as well ... kind of linking regular letters together if its quicker
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Only in my signature, and even then I write it so fast it's illegible.
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I still like the capital Q
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It took me forever to write out the legal statement for the GRE. They require cursive. It made me feel a little slow....doh!

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I can only remember my name, plus a few other random letters.
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Yes.

My 5th grade teacher was an absolute penmanship nut and made us all work really hard at getting it up to par.

Throughout school I would get complimented on my handwriting all the time. These days, since just about everything is typed on the computer, I don't write all that much. I normally can't write for very long as my hand will start to hurt.

It's probably not as good as it once was, but it's still pretty good.
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going into police work/preparing, all work is done in pencil and upper case print.

it was hard to change from cursive to print. but im getting used to it now.
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I can write my name, that's about it.

My handwriting is bad so I quit as soon as we were not required to write with it.

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