Short Cursive

by Mr Juggles

When handwritten essays were introduced on the SAT exams for the class of 2006, just 15 percent of the almost 1.5 million students wrote their answers in cursive.
The Handwriting Is on the Wall, Washington Post

I gave up cursive a long time ago and so it’s somewhat embarassing for me to have overlooked such a glaring opportunity for outsized returns on the short side. Cursive writing is clearly in secular decline. The thought of teaching and grading penmanship in an age when everyone types anyway seems downright archaic.

Recommendation: Short Cursive and penmanship graders. For hedging purposes, go long the Signature tranche — people’s tendency to sign documents in cursive should lead to a lower decay right.

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  1. October 17th, 2006 | 3:39 am

    I type in cursive. that’s getting it done.

  2. harvey
    October 17th, 2006 | 8:21 am

    i wish Ms. Marrin, my fifth grade teacher, reads your website.

  3. Mr Juggles
    October 17th, 2006 | 8:52 am

    Perhaps she should switch from teaching cursive to teaching some grammar. You’re missing a helper verb.