Who here still writes by hand? And if you do, do you write in cursive?

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    I just heard that in the US they are considering stop teaching how to write cursive. Isn't that crazy?!
    Well I stop writing in it a few years back as my letters were mostly deformed aberrations.
     


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    My daily handwriting is a mix of print and cursive, lol. I don't think they should stop teaching it though.
     
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    As a student it's pretty much mandatory. Writing cursively makes things quicker to note down. :)
    Very bad idea if they actually went through with it.
     
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    I write in cursive all the time when I'm following courses :P

    The rest of the time, if I have to write short things, I do not use cursive (since I'm the only one that can understand it) :P
     
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    I never did write cursively. My handwriting is terrible enough without trying to complicate matters..
     
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    The only form of cursive I use nowadays is a modified version when I do my signature on checks, documents, etc., but I think not teaching cursive is a bad idea.
     
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    My handwriting is sorta weird. I mostly write in cursive, though I only only use the lower case letters of it, anything that I captialize is in print. (Except for when I need to sign something with my signature.)

    When I get home I guess I can show how I write..
     
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    I write in cursive. Most of my capitalized letters are written in my own style of cursive, though.

    I hope they don't stop teaching cursive writing. That would be quite silly.
     
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    I don't write as often now as I once did; I kinda want to write again but I wouldn't know what.
    I write in...semi-cursive. Sometimes it's separated, sometimes some letters are joined and others aren't, sometimes it's cursive...
     
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    Sort of cursive, i use cursive for some words and don't use cursive for others. :P
    But it looks good ! :D
     
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    cursive for all the languages i know exept for japanese (besides when i write in arabic it has to be cursive :P)
     
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    I write in cursive. I find it much more efficient because I don't have to pick the pen up from the paper for every letter I write. It's faster and neater for me than printing. I only print when I write things like signs.
     
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    I think they should teach printing, but I always thought cursive was just shit, only good for signatures. Maybe I just gripped the pencil like an idiot but I didn't find it faster to write at all if I wanted it to be legible in the least. School fucking sucks.
     
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    I always write by hand.
    I don't think I write cursive, but then I dunno what I write.
    Spider shit according to most people v:
     
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    @[member='yuyuyup']: In my case and most cases I've seen, signatures aren't so much cursive as they are a scribbling seizure.
     
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    I mostly write by hand, because my writing is faster then typing.
    Except when I'm writing stories and such, only write those by hand when I don't have my laptop/tab on hand.
    Used to write in cursive, but then my handwriting wasn't readable, so I stopped.
    At least now it's readable when I have to take notes.
     
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    Apart from my signature, I haven't used cursive since 4th grade. Waste of time IMO.
     
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    /had no idea what cursive was till I googled it.

    Cursive is useless. They tried to teach me that from grade 1-5 and I hated it the entire time. It was such a pain in the ass, and no one can read it anyway.
     
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    I can't write in script for shit. It takes sooo long.

    Elementary school: "You need to practice cursive now! You NEED it for middle school."
    Middle school: "You NEED cursive for high school even though you do not use it much here!"
    High school: "Uhhh do whatever you want."

    They didn't even try to keep the lie going into college, because obviously you don't need it.

    The only times I've used it was in 3rd grade when we learned it, 7th because one teacher was convinced we needed it in high school, and on the SATs because they make you write a sentence in script and sign your name. Other than that, I've never wrote in script.
     
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    I don't write by hand much except in my planner and if I need to sign something and I only use cursive for signatures and sometimes I end up writing in cursive in my planner.
     

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