Cursive is still alive at Greenwood

Eric Flores, staff writer

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As one who was taught the way of the pen, I am concerned about the lack of cursive teachings as the school years progress. However, there might be a glimmer of hope for this tool of personality. Teachers first through third grade teach cursive. After this small period of time, it is left up to the teachers to do as they see fit.

Cursive plays a huge role in society. Since the days of the pharaohs, cursive has been a way of adding character to the language. Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, and old Latin writings are known for being written with this expression of character.

Writings that have the same context have one difference- the person writing it. Cursive is not just a style, it is you. It shows that whatever is being written is the doing of a person with love and loss, hatred, and hope. As time goes on, people forget this.

Cursive is a normal practice with no more obvious use. In the age of keyboards and texting, handwriting is an obsolete way of communicating. However, it is a more personal way to talk to others. Cursive is an art form for describing inner humanity.

I hope that the next generation will learn and appreciate the complexity and history of this writing style.

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