Print or Cursive
I recently read an article about cursive writing becoming a lost art. The piece began with a mother being a bit panicked because her eighth grade daughters cursive wasn’t up to high standards. Thanks to computers, practicing hours of cursive writing isn’t as much of a priority anymore. Question is: is it something to really be panicked about?
Since learning to write cursive in either 2nd or 3rd grade, I haven’t really used it much. Few teachers ever required me to write with joined letters. Therefore, I mostly printed and still do though sometimes I do a cursive/print hybrid thing.
I don’t think this is a new fear and I don’t think it’s one that will go away anytime soon. With the invention of the typewriter, people believed the same thing. Will the gift of cursive writing become a thing of the past like writing by candlelight? Will we be too wrapped up in technology that we forget what it even looks like? Look at handwritten historical documents like they are written in some alien language?
People still find reasons to write whether it be their signature or scribble notes. I don’t think there is anything to be panicked about. But I wonder. Do you write in cursive or print?