Tag Archives: Handwriting

Some beliefs on handwriting are beyond parody …

Some beliefs on handwriting are beyond parody … Are there beliefs SO ridiculous that they are disbelieved by the people who teach them? Continue reading

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What was it like being a medieval scribe? Here’s my guess …

  I wrote this yesterday in an an idle moment, while thinking what it might have been like to be a medieval scribe … SCRIBES OF CAMBREATH By Kate Gladstone (tune: MARCH OF CAMBREATH by Heather Alexander — http://heatherlands.com/mpaudio/Midsummer/March%20of%20Cambreadth.mp3 ) Downstroke slash, serif … Continue reading

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Handwriting News …

/1/ I’ve just learned that I have been very recently quoted on handwriting — well, on the perils of doing it badly — in a fairly big magazine. In other (and perhaps rather more interesting) news of the handwriting world … Continue reading

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Found: precise analysis of cursive defenders’ favorite logical errors

Found: precise analysis of cursive defenders’ favorite logical errors (I disagree, though, with this blogger’s claim that long handwritten messages are always an imposition on the reader. With well-planned practice— and a simple style of handwriting — the results can … Continue reading

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Snippets on handwriting …

/1/ Here’s some proof that liking to use cursive is no guarantee of common sense or accurate spelling. Well, at least the cursive was competent. /2/ Incompetent handwriting — of any style — led to these other cake disasters. /3/ … Continue reading

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Handwriting and Vocabulary Growth

Here’s an unexpected, unintended consequence of pouring precious classroom time into cursive … according to this study from the Journal of Education Research, the longer a student has been taught cursive/required to use cursive. the smaller the vocabulary of that … Continue reading

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Not only doctors write poorly …

Not only doctors write poorly … here’s a nurse reprimanded for illegible handwriting. And then there is another kind of bad writing. This blog deals with “writing as handwriting,” not “writing as composition” … but every so often, very bad … Continue reading

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Strange Tales from the World of Handwriting

/1/ It sounds like a Woody Allen movie, but it’s true … A bank robbery failed because of the robber’s illegible hold-up note. /2/ And if you thought your handwriting teachers were tough, be glad you didn’t go to this … Continue reading

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Is it still cursive if …

Visitor Aya Katz — linguist, writer, primatologist, and handwriting rebel— posted a comment which leads to an interesting question. She writes: July 17, 2011 at 6:37 pm Kate, I agree that writing legibly is more important than writing in cursive. … Continue reading

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The Cult of Cursive

A lot of people, lately, have been making a lot of noise about the death of cursive handwriting. They don’t want cursive to die.  Handwriting matters … But does cursive matter? Research shows that the fastest and most legible handwriters … Continue reading

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