Handwriting. With growing technology, handwriting is beginning to be obsolete. I’ve even forgot how to spell some words-even the easiest-when writing a handwritten thank you note. Yes, thank you notes should still be handwritten, but that’s another topic on etiquette. (Click HERE to see a blog about handwritten letters). Thanks to my iPhone and spellcheck on the computer, thinking about how to spell is something that I don’t have to do anymore. For some, this could be a good thing, (if you’re in a hurry to send a quick email, or write memo), but for kids, I think that the spellchecker should be taken off — only because the computer is doing the work for them. With a click of the mouse, the word can be corrected.
Above is a sample of my handwriting. It’s not consistent at all, but it never is-not even when I try. I want to have good handwriting, (not just because about ten years ago one of my family members commented on my “horrible” handwriting. The truth is, I don’t even like how I write, non-cursive or cursive. Maybe it’s because I don’t do it every single day.
This leads me to another thing. When I was taught cursive (many hears ago), I loved it. It made me feel like an adult. Just the word, cursive, sounds fancy. In high school, the teachers-even some who taught me cursive, didn’t care how we wrote-as long as our names were on our papers, the font was Times, and the paragraphs were double-spaced. Times have definitely changed.
Here are some things to think about:
- What do you think about your handwriting, or do you even know what it looks like?
- Is it the same each time? Do you prefer to write cursive or non-cursive?
- When writing by hand in this modern world, do you find yourself struggling to remember to spell?