HOW THE BALLPOINT PEN KILLED CURSIVE [ARTICLE FROM ‘THE ATLANTIC’}

 

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In recent years there has been a lot of conversation about the death of cursive writing. I used to write in cursive. Looking through my old journals from the 1980’s- I wrote in cursive but somewhere around the turn of the 1990’s I began printing and at this point the only time I write in cursive is to sign my name. Attached is an article on how the ballpoint pen killed cursive.

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5 responses to “HOW THE BALLPOINT PEN KILLED CURSIVE [ARTICLE FROM ‘THE ATLANTIC’}

    • I think that what you mentioned- internet and testing- email has a big part of it . People don’t have to write as much as before.

  1. Fun fact: If you print fast enough you can see how cursive writing “became”. The letters begin to flow into each other and “cursiveness” starts to form. Printing came first, cursive later, and was really not that much of an improvement, more of a frustration for many..
    Try it, you’ll see.

  2. From second grade on to twelfth they stopped teaching it in Bailey’s class. I didn’t understand and when I asked a teacher she said she didn’t agree but it wasn’t in the curriculum anymore.

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