Photo from http://www.cashpeters.com/handwriting.htmlBack when I was learning to write properly in school, I was taught to write with curves and arcs and to join up my handwriting. I loved italic cursive. It was pretty. It looked nice. But it was hard.
Recently, cursive has been shunned by teachers who want to teach an easier method of writing to students. The result is, a large number of children who can't even read their own handwriting. This may be helpful for teachers of younger children but the result is older children who get fail grades by their teachers because they couldn't read their writing.
This has resulted in questions being asked by many. Will we stop writing by hand? How will the future generations read writing?
I read a report a while ago that claimed future generations will have to take handwritten notes to handwriting experts to have it understood.
I can understand handwriting is a pain in the arse but I also don't want to see it disappear. I want to be able to write cheeky notes to people in my classes, write "I wasn't here" on the walls of public toilets and just be able to enjoy writing in my diary. Somehow, writing my personal thoughts on a computer scares me. I'd rather keep it in writing.
So what do you think? Do you want to see handwriting go? Do you think the future generations won't learn to write at all?