Baseball Crank
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October 12, 2006
BLOG: Script News

Instapundit links to an article bemoaning the decline of cursive writing, but doesn't think it's such a bad thing:

I'll take neat printing over sloppy cursive any day, and -- take it from a guy who's graded a lot of bluebooks -- nearly all the cursive you see is sloppy.

Granted, handwritten high school/college/law school exams tend to be excessively sloppy, given the intense time pressures involved, but I'm with Glenn. In my current line of work I take a lot of notes and I basically always print; it makes my notes much more legible to me and others than my script ever was, and once you are in the habit of printing it's not appreaciably slower. I use script only to sign my name.

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Comments

I agree; I'm a litigator and take a lot of notes as well and always print.

My son (10 yrs. old) has fine motor skills issues and his printing is tough to read; he prefers to use cursive and it is more legible.

Posted by: mikeski at October 12, 2006 9:10 AM

I received a job application once that was some of the most beautiful handwriting I have ever seen. The problem was I could not read most of it. I did interview the young lady and complimented her on the beauty of her handwriting, but also made sure she understood that I could not read it.

Posted by: maddirishman at October 12, 2006 2:37 PM
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