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post #16 of 141
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Originally Posted by Connemara
I think anything is more pleasing than your elitist handwriting. Goes well with your attitude, though.
Indeed, because I have a more organized hand, it is "elitist". Perhaps if your handwriting matched your inebriated typing, it would be beautiful.
post #17 of 141
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Originally Posted by Gaius Pompeius Trimalchio
Why should educators spend time perfecting their students' handwriting? Like spelling, another obsession of K-12 teachers, it is a poor indicator of raw intelligence. Your initial post also suggests that handwriting does more to define class than intellect. Have the recent decades not convinced you that a skill like handwriting is far inferior to typing? While I agree with you somewhat on an aesthetic level, LK, we might as well be talking about how kids these days have such poor stylus control (not the PDA kind, the wax tablet kind), or that their mastery of the hurdy-gurdy leaves much to be desired. Why not just wait it out until a keyboard is installed in the desk of every student? Then at least there will be no handwriting to complain about.
I think typing--and the typing I'm refering to is computer typing not traditional typing--is a useful skill; however, the idea that it is a superior method is very flawed. It reminds me of the technology that one might find in modern cars which people assume are automatically superior due to the fact that it's convenient and easy. Not so, I think--it merely distracts. There's also a moral exemplar to be found in an organized handwriting.
post #18 of 141
Besides jotting down my signature for purchases made with my credit card, its been nearly a year since I've written anything longer than a sentence or two. Typing is a superior method of communication because it is faster, more convenient, and yes, easier to read. I will add though that I recently purchased a somewhat luxurious fountain pen that I'm using to re-aquaint myself with my writing. It is horrendous to say the least, but I do enjoy the time I spend improving it.
post #19 of 141
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Don't colleges still have written essays for tests?
post #20 of 141
In Canada, yes, but I've yet to come across one in Finland.
post #21 of 141
I have terrible handwriting so I block print everything I write that needs to be read by others. One place I work for has a "4 minute rule" which dictates that if a written page takes longer than 4 min to decipher, it doesnt exist, and therefore, I do not get paid. The other needs to be able to read my notes and distinguish exactly what was accomplished in a 50 minute session, again, if it is messy I don't get paid. Some choose to ignore the guidelines but I think it is inconsiderate to the other people reading a patients chart. I have collected fine pens over the years so I enjoy writing rather than considering it an annoying chore.

To the above poster, my school still requires written essays.

MrR
post #22 of 141
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Originally Posted by Connemara
I think anything is more pleasing than your elitist handwriting. Goes well with your attitude, though.


Oops, I almost forgot. Connie, STFU

MrR
post #23 of 141
Label King, I won't argue that more attention was paid to handwriting, during one time or another. As to how much difference it made, I can't say. People tell me that my handwriting looks 'old world,' or 18th century. All I know is, that nobody else in my class, wrote the way I did. Nobody I knew in college, wrote like I do. I get comments about my script, daily. Did I do anything at all, to perfect my script, or to try to refine it? Nothing. It's been the same, since about fourth grade.
post #24 of 141
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Originally Posted by MrRogers
Oops, I almost forgot. Connie, STFU

MrR

Aww. I knew your hard-on for me wasn't going soft.
post #25 of 141
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Originally Posted by Gaius Pompeius Trimalchio
Why should educators spend time perfecting their students' handwriting?
It'll come in handy post-apocolypse.
post #26 of 141
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Originally Posted by Ivan Kipling
Label King, I won't argue that more attention was paid to handwriting, during one time or another. As to how much difference it made, I can't say. People tell me that my handwriting looks 'old world,' or 18th century. All I know is, that nobody else in my class, wrote the way I did. Nobody I knew in college, wrote like I do. I get comments about my script, daily. Did I do anything at all, to perfect my script, or to try to refine it? Nothing. It's been the same, since about fourth grade.
(count the commas)
post #27 of 141
You, ain't, seen, nothin,' yet.
post #28 of 141
My mother was a school teacher of the older variety (not that you're old, mom) and I painted in Chinese water color and practiced Chinese calligraphy for ten years. My penmanship is very good. Very useful for writing the occasional Christmas or birthday card.
post #29 of 141
Even if I can't read your script, LK, I find it elegant. I am constantly striving to improve mine, and have considered a class for the rigour. I find mine passable only when I am writing with my dip pens and thus focused soley on the endeavor. Regards, as always, Huntsman
post #30 of 141
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Originally Posted by LA Guy
... (not that you're old, mom) ...
You're not implying that your mother visits StyleForum, are you?
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