Maybe the time and effort spent learning cursive could be better used for something useful, like rational thinking and critical reasoning?
At age 8 you can really only do so much rational thinking and critical reasoning for 7 hours in a row. May as well do something redundant but overall useful than say watch movies or do "nothing".
Also cursive (as well as practicing any sort of handwriting) will lead to being able to write easier and more fluent, which will help studies present their ideas more clearer.
Speaking as a scientist and a professional, if something must be handwritten I write in small caps to ensure my instructions are legible. The only thing I've used cursive for since elementary school is my checkbook.
Do you usually write numbers in cursive......?
Maybe the time and effort spent learning cursive could be used for something useful, like learning that America is a CONTINENT not a COUNTRY
Exactly. The country in which we live is called "'merrikuh."
Joined up is quality, the day children are taught 'critical thinking' (a skill they should pick up all on their lonesome) will be a sad one.
Joined up is unique to the author and using it I find I put more expression into my work and feel I'm getting across more of myself. As an Evironmental Scientist I can see the argument to use unjoined for instructions, but the beauty is I now have the choice to write like an unlettered bumpkin.
Come on, cursive ain't SO tough. Like a month and it's in. Not three years. And it's faster than normal writing, too.
Is that why, on the SAT, we have to take 5-10 minutes just so that everyone can finish writing the agreement out in cursive? Personally, I write everything in barely-legible chickenscratch and it gets me by.
Which is exactly why cursive should still be taught. In a world where we're taught to just 'do the minimum' or whatever 'gets us by' is lazy.