I don’t see the appeal of Ween…
i don’t cursive. my gf is an OT though and she told me that cursive helps with motor skills. i also read it helps kids with dyslexia because printed b’s and d’s look similar while in cursive, they do not.Oh yeah, I actually think I’ve read some of this before. I certainly can’t weigh in on those points, since I don’t know nearly enough.
- 14 hours ago
I’m not even sure I remember off the top of my head how to write every English letter in cursive. I can read it, and I can sign my name in it, but it would require effort for me to write using it.
- 14 hours ago
I don’t think cursive is something that students need to be taught, as I don’t think it’s something we need to know anymore in the U.S. I honestly don’t agree with people who say we need to know cursive so that we can understand historical documents. I say this as someone who wants to be an archivist! With the way technology is used today, documents that will receive wide exposure can be transcribed using computers. I’ve transcribed documents that were written in cursive. Once this work has been done, you can read and understand the content of the document without actually needing to read the original text. And while it’s true that we haven’t transcribed every document ever written, the people who rush to defend cursive in this context are usually so-called “patriotic Americans” who think children should be reading documents like the Declaration of Independence. A reproduction of the text in a different font could easily be put inside any textbook and would accomplish the same purpose. Unless you’re planning on actually reading/interpreting physical documents or digital copies of those documents (whether it be as an archivist, researcher, or just someone who likes history), you really don’t need to know cursive.
That’s not to say we should “leave it to the historians and archivists to interpret the past for us” while everyone else has no say. I just don’t think the actual need for cursive outweighs the effort it takes to teach and learn it unless you actually want to study historical documents. Anything historical that is subject to wide exposure should be easily accessible in other formats.
- 1 day ago
THERE’S TIMES WHEN I WANT A RUSTIC CABIN IN THE WOODS AWAY FROM ALL SOCIETY
THEN THERE’S TIMES WHEN I WANT A MODERN ASS HOUSE
THEN I’M LIKE I’LL ACCEPT NOTHING MORE THAN A VICTORIAN MANOR
THEN I WANT A PENTHOUSE IN THE MIDDLE OF NEW YORK
THEN I WANT ONE OF THOSE HOUSE MADE OUT SHIPPING CONTAINERS
THEN I WANT A FRENCH CHATEAU
BUT I ALSO WANT A TREE HOUSE
AND A LITTLE COTTAGE ON THE OCEAN
HOUSES ARE SO COOL
(via peakcapitolism)Source: idon-tevenwantoknow
- 1 day ago
i tried to scroll past this but that one reblog just might save somebodies life
I tried to scroll too..
don’t do it.
You can’t just scroll past. It could mean life or death for one more person.
Even the smallest things can save a person’s life.