Cursive Craze Not Worth the Paper it’s Scripted On

The Herald Sun
By Kate Gladstone

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Handwriting matters – does cursive? Research shows that legible cursive writing averages no faster than printed handwriting of equal or greater legibility. (Sources for all research are available on request.) Further research shows that the fastest, clearest handwriters avoid cursive. They join only the most easily joined letter-combinations, leaving others unjoined, using print-like shapes for letters whose printed and cursive shapes disagree.

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