Anubis2051 Posted January 12, 2014 Share Posted January 12, 2014 We were taught cursive in second or third grade, but but fourth grade, most kids just stopped using it. My mom always complains how they don't teach vocabulary or cursive anymore. I agree. I was always bad at printing and cursive, and many of my friends had terrible as well. We were more-or-less taught enough to get by, but there were no expectations for us to write well. I think it's easier to read bad handwriting than bad cursive, so maybe that's part of the reason why schools don't teach cursive as much anymore.I personally gave up cursive around 4th grade and didn't get back into it until college. I've since improved my handwriting. It's much quicker for taking notes. Although everything is on computers now, most people still take notes on paper during class, not on laptops. I took a laptop to class a few times, and I was the only jackass tapping away and disrupting the whole room. Maybe with things transferring to tablets now, people will be able to type in a quieter manner and nobody will bring notebooks to class anymore. Either way, I think cursive is a valuable skill.And to the original point, I never saw the issue with the "I" in Indians. It was terrible as a standalone logo, but it works fine as part of the script.I don't know where or when you went to school, but for me (graduated Rutgers in '12) the vast majority of students brought laptops...paper notebooks were a rare sight.Perhaps it's a matter of field. In my Architecture class, no one had a laptop. Then again, right now I can't say that more than 15 percent of the people I know own a laptop at all, let alone plan to carry it around for note-taking.It must be, because I didn't know a single person who didn't have a laptop in college. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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