I was so surprised and very much disappointed that 36 states have eliminated cursive writing in their public schools.
I remember as a young girl practicing my penmanship, so it would look so pretty and legible. I have memories of some received love letters, banners above elementary school chalkboards. Do you remember desks with inkwells?
I am aware that the computer keyboards and smartphones are increasingly taking place of cursive writing. But it should not be a lost art. I find it very upsetting that the younger generation does not know how to write their name in cursive or write a letter in cursive.
When I was in high school, if your book report was typewritten, you got some extra points on your grade only because it was easier for the teacher to read because of some children had poor penmanship and the same held true for college reports.
I still like receiving handwritten thank you notes and I like to send them as well. Yes, I’m guilty of sending greetings online but it is because I feel that my added animations will bring a smile to the face of the recipient. It also saves on postage stamps!
While printing might be legible, the less complex the handwriting, the easier it is to forge.
Like it or not, your handwriting can divulge a lot about you. Here is what your penmanship reveals about your personality:
Large: You are outgoing with a big personality..many celebrities have large handwriting.
Small: You are focused and tend to be introspective.
Closed Loops: You are tense and tend to restrict yourself.
Full Loops: You are spontaneous and expressive.
Slanted: You are governed by your emotions instead of logic.
My handwriting is a combination of Large/Slanted/ and with Broken loops.