Old 11th December 2002, 09:32   #1
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handwritting

My handwritting has always been very bad, heck I don't spell my name right in my signature! This has been made worse through never actually having to write much. I'm sure I can type twice as fast as I can write.

How bad is your writting and do you care?

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Old 11th December 2002, 09:35   #2
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almost illegibly bad...EVERY teacher I had in highschool would repeatedly point out how difficult they found my writing to read, and my physics teacher actually refused to give me credit for stuff because he had such a hard time reading it, under the assumption that if he "punished" me for my bad writing I'd start writing better...when his idea didn't work he started giving me credit for my illegibly written answers.

And no, I don't care...I write how I write, and even if I try to write "nice" it still comes out the same, it just takes twice as long to cover the same amount of text...it's just pointless to try to change it, as my style of writing seems to be pretty deeply engrained.
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Old 11th December 2002, 09:46   #3
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Old 11th December 2002, 09:53   #4
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poor rm'...hasn't yet realized the increase in efficieny that writing in script could afford him...
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Old 11th December 2002, 10:01   #5
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I dunno about efficiency... pseudo-cursive has all the speed benefits of script, but uses as little ink as printing. Personally, I think cursive is slightly slower than printing, and definitely slower than my hand.


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Old 11th December 2002, 10:21   #6
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Awhile back, we had a thread where people posted attachments of their writing as the actual content of the posts- an actual "post" as it were.

Anyone care to ressurect?
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Old 11th December 2002, 10:24   #7
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give that I lack a scanner...not I.
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Old 11th December 2002, 10:43   #8
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Old 11th December 2002, 11:31   #9
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damn man your handwriting as almost as bad as mine...
Seeing that I use a keyboard more I guess that would be natural....right?
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Old 11th December 2002, 11:58   #10
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I don't own a scanner, either, so you won't see any of my handwriting unless y'all come find me.

As for my handwriting, it varies almost daily. My signature stays the same (S<squiggle> W<squiggle>t), but everything else is fairly random. I do print more than I use cursive, however. More readable.

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Old 11th December 2002, 12:12   #11
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I write in caps ALWAYS
My handwriting is often complimented and I'm so proud of it that I wanted to make a font of it. Font makers are so friggin expensive though
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Old 11th December 2002, 12:36   #12
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i have horrible handwriting...teachers for years have been trying to get me to get better...

i dont even have to put my name on my paper, they know its mine..

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Old 11th December 2002, 13:48   #13
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My handwriting is very, very bad. Even when i write in capital letters it is illegible. I try and write as little as possible. At to this the fact i misspell simple words a lot of the time, and my writing is a living hell to read.
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Old 11th December 2002, 14:41   #14
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i have fairly good handwriting
though i never use cursive, hell, except for the letters in my signature (which by the way, i usually misspell), i can't even remember how to write cursive

the only problems w/ my writing are that
my "a"s and "c"s all look the same
my "w"s and "u"' also all look the same
my capital "E"s look like "c"s w/ a line in the centre

and also, my writing looks like a left-handed persons, and i hold my hnad like a left handed person does, but i'm right handed
comes from having a fucked-up grade 1 teacher who decded that everyone should write right-handed
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Old 11th December 2002, 15:32   #15
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I'm like Chev - I usually write all caps. That's what happens when you take two years of drafting in high school. The plus is that my handwriting is pretty good - I took a basic college graphics class (a breeze, but required to graduate) and the prof asked for my lettering homework to use as an example.
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Old 11th December 2002, 17:37   #16
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I write highly legible block letters. I guess it comes from being an engineer.
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Old 11th December 2002, 17:50   #17
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I write in usually-legible script. I guess it comes from writing a lot.

It's only when I'm writing something in a hurry that it becomes a doctor-style illegible mess.


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Old 11th December 2002, 19:06   #18
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My handwriting is quite good. I hardly ever use cursive though, I tend to use a strange combinantion curvise and printing however it is very legible, especially when I am writing in my lab book. I don't want to be writing up my thesis is 3 years and going "huh? what the heck is that word?" Also, having to write a lot of information on the tops of very small microfuge tubes tends to improve your printing.


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Old 11th December 2002, 20:26   #19
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almost illegibly bad...EVERY teacher I had in highschool would repeatedly point out how difficult they found my writing to read, and my physics teacher actually refused to give me credit for stuff because he had such a hard time reading it, under the assumption that if he "punished" me for my bad writing I'd start writing better...when his idea didn't work he started giving me credit for my illegibly written answers.

And no, I don't care...I write how I write, and even if I try to write "nice" it still comes out the same, it just takes twice as long to cover the same amount of text...it's just pointless to try to change it, as my style of writing seems to be pretty deeply engrained.
just about the same here, my parentals think its cos i dont use the same hand as them



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Old 11th December 2002, 21:00   #20
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My handwriting is legible, and not too messy. However, it isn't very space efficient, and as I can't do joined-up writing, it takes a hell of a lot longer to write than to type...
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Old 11th December 2002, 21:05   #21
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i've got more of a problem with pressing down on the paper too hard, so my handwriting is very thick, and my pencil's point needs to be resharpened often. of course, that is bearing in mind that i actually do have a pencil.

my handwriting is still qute poor. i write in print mostly, but it is hard for me not to connect my letters in strange ways making my s's look like 8's. that's about all you should know for now

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However, it isn't very space efficient
I've got the exact opposite problem, and I put the blame squarely on grade 7 Social Science, when I had to make the last three pages of my notebook last an entire semester. I'm efficient to the point of neurosis.

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Old 11th December 2002, 21:29   #23
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Heh, my handwriting isn't that good. Most of the time, I rush and I kinda mess up my letters. Not too much to the point of being illegible but it is noticible.

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My handwriting is a combination of cursive and print. Cursive when I write fast, print when slow. And my moderate handwriting is both cursive and print. Funny but some words I do manually write using either printed and cursive in the same word.

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my handwriting is a whole new kind of shite. this is it when it's not terrible, i get worse as time goes on. or if it's the morning

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of course, the attachment is here. for modularity. *cough*
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Personally, I think cursive is slightly slower than printing, and definitely slower than my hand.
Far, far slower for me. It always has been, even when I was forced to use for years it in middle school (and late grammar school). Stupid bastards. The same teachers that required me to write in cursiv complained because my handwriting was poor.

My handwriting is still poor, but at least it's legible now. Sorry, no scanner.

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Far, far slower for me. It always has been, even when I was forced to use for years it in middle school (and late grammar school). Stupid bastards. The same teachers that required me to write in cursiv complained because my handwriting was poor.
much the same. cursive has always been slower for me. plus the fact it makes my hand hurt even more when i'm writing...

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