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Honest
April 18th, 2010, 10:32 AM
This thread is about penmanship, or how neat you can write. I remember how I used to have extremely sloppy handwriting back 5 years ago, but now, I'm very neat (so I say so anyway...) Anyways, my questions to you are:

Are you a neat writer?
Have you improved in your penmanship ever?
Do you generally write in print, or in script/cursive?
Have you actually ever had to redo a paper because of sloppy handwriting?


Feel free to include any thing else that's interesting!

Ayselipera
April 18th, 2010, 10:39 AM
Are you a neat writer?
For the past couple years I have been.

Have you improved in your penmanship ever?
Fourth grade was the year I made it my goal to have better penmanship. I used to write like a guy which made me feel so manly. :/ So I just started writing slower and actually trying. Now it's a work of art. :D

Do you generally write in print, or in script/cursive?
Strictly print. I hate cursive with a passion.

Have you actually ever had to redo a paper because of sloppy handwriting?
When I was in first grade my teacher made me re do a paper because of that. She was also a you know what so go figure.

An interesting thing to add would be that when I was going through those 'make my handwriting look better years' I'd switch from writing extremely small to enormous letters. I've found a happy medium now though.

Binary
April 18th, 2010, 10:45 AM
Are you a neat writer?
Yeah, I guess. My teachers say so :o.

Have you improved in your penmanship ever?
Yeah, during the past couple of years, I think I have.

Do you generally write in print, or in script/cursive?
I prefer cursive. But print is more comfortable.

Have you actually ever had to redo a paper because of sloppy handwriting?
No..:D

Patchisou Yutohru
April 18th, 2010, 10:52 AM
Are you a neat writer?
I am. A lot of the people I've come to know always tease me in saying how girly my handwriting happens to be. I have a lot of different types and styles of handwriting, and every time I pick up a pen, it's never the same - or even relatively the same - from the last thing I had to write.

Have you improved in your penmanship ever?
Obviously, considering none of us are exactly born as the modern day John Hancock. Penmanship can always be improved. I think the reason I have such neat handwriting is because when I was little my mom always made me redo my homework if it was sloppy.

Do you generally write in print, or in script/cursive?
I write in print.

Have you actually ever had to redo a paper because of sloppy handwriting?
The only person who ever made me redo anything was my mom, like I said. When I was younger, I had to turn in neat homework (since around 2nd grade she started judging my work based on my penmanship). It's a good thing, because most of the people I know write in chickenscratch and that's just very illegible.

Timbjerr
April 18th, 2010, 11:08 AM
Are you a neat writer?
Nope, I'm as sloppy as they come.

Have you improved in your penmanship ever?
Actually, since graduating high school, it's gotten worse. College lectures go by so quickly that you have to speed up your writing considerably and it naturally becomes even sloppier

Do you generally write in print, or in script/cursive?
Print. cursive takes too long for my brain. XD

Have you actually ever had to redo a paper because of sloppy handwriting?
I type up all of my papers because of my sloppy handwriting.

http://i41.tinypic.com/2qlhmdt.jpg

Galukxy
April 18th, 2010, 11:27 AM
Are you a neat writer?
Nope not particularly, there are those SOME days where I like to write neat.
Have you improved in your penmanship ever?
Yes, a little bit but it's still messy.
Do you generally write in print, or in script/cursive?
Not to sure what that means O_O
Have you actually ever had to redo a paper because of sloppy handwriting?
Yes my english and maths teacher makes us redo work if it is not readable.

Toshiro.
April 18th, 2010, 12:42 PM
Are you a neat writer?
Yes actually. I have pretty neat handwriting.

Have you improved in your penmanship ever?
I think my handwriting has improved from a couple years ago.

Do you generally write in print, or in script/cursive?
Always print. I hate writing in cursive Dx

Have you actually ever had to redo a paper because of sloppy handwriting?
Nope xP

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
April 18th, 2010, 01:43 PM
Are you a neat writer?
No.

Have you improved in your penmanship ever?
If anything, it's gotten sloppier :o I blame computers.

Do you generally write in print, or in script/cursive?
I print. It's far easier for me. Not that it's any easier for others to read, lol

Have you actually ever had to redo a paper because of sloppy handwriting?
Like, back in middle school, maybe. Then i started doing them on the computer. Problem solved.

.hack
April 18th, 2010, 01:45 PM
I'm not a neat write and I've never been bothered to try and improve it. Writing in print is easier to understand than my writing however looks worse, so I do it every now and again. I've had to redo tons of stuff because of it =/

Cherrim
April 18th, 2010, 02:11 PM
I decided to write out my answers since it seemed appropriate. n_n

http://www.pokecommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=164&pictureid=41554
http://www.pokecommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=164&pictureid=41555

You can see how my penmanship actually goes down hill as I continue down the page. XD;

ShinjisLover
April 18th, 2010, 02:18 PM
Are you a neat writer?
Only if I need to be.

Have you improved in your penmanship ever?
I think my handwriting went downhill after I got out of middle school. XD

Do you generally write in print, or in script/cursive?
I usually write in print. I can barely even remember what cursive looks like.

Have you actually ever had to redo a paper because of sloppy handwriting?
Nope. Never. My papers have always been the very neatest I could make them. =3

Sammi
April 18th, 2010, 03:15 PM
Are you a neat writer?
I'd like to say so. What's more important, though, is that when I want to, my handwriting can me tiny. Although these days, I think it's steadily getting bigger. :p

Have you improved in your penmanship ever?
Of course. My handwriting used to look like chicken scratch.

Do you generally write in print, or in script/cursive?
Print, unless I have to write in cursive. That made 5th grade fun, as we were required to write in cursive sans one assignment. My print is neat, but my cursive, due to lack of use, is awful. That, and I can print 10x faster than I can do cursive, so when taking notes, that's all I can use.

Have you actually ever had to redo a paper because of sloppy handwriting?
Not that I recall.

Anyway, this is somewhat relevant. (http://www.pokecommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=796&pictureid=8534) Sadly I think that's rather sloppy for me. Whatever. :p

EmeraldSerenade
April 18th, 2010, 03:48 PM
Are you a neat writer?
I wouldn't say that I have the BEST penmanship, but its not that bad either...
Have you improved in your penmanship ever?
I don't think so... maybe a little..
Do you generally write in print, or in script/cursive?
Print. I despise cursive. Mine's is very messy :/
Have you actually ever had to redo a paper because of sloppy handwriting?
Nope. Why? Because I tend to type out everything instead of turning in my horrible penmanship work -.-

Corvus of the Black Night
April 18th, 2010, 03:51 PM
Are you a neat writer?
No. I'm too lazy to provide a sample, so a little bit is in this picture.
http://i31.tinypic.com/wbzcpf.jpg
Have you improved in your penmanship ever?
Not really, somewhat since Elementary school. It's been pretty much unchanged since 2003-2004 ish.

Do you generally write in print, or in script/cursive?
Print, it's actually faster and "cleaner" than my cursive.

Have you actually ever had to redo a paper because of sloppy handwriting?
I type all of my important papers.

donavannj
April 18th, 2010, 03:52 PM
Are you a neat writer?
Not in the slightest. XD;

Have you improved in your penmanship ever?
Yes, I have... but sadly, not enough to make it look any good. XD;

Do you generally write in print, or in script/cursive?
I write in print because it's easier... and at that, I tend to write in all caps sometimes to make it easier to read. But my standard handwriting looks worse than most people's shorthand. D;

Have you actually ever had to redo a paper because of sloppy handwriting?
Well, not from memory... because we've always had the option to type it, and most of my instructors have pretty high skills for reading poor handwriting. XD

Jordan
April 20th, 2010, 05:46 PM
Good penmanship counted for a sizable portion of the marks in Vietnam (10% maximum), so I was a very neat writer in my youth...by American standards that is. I was touted as having one of the neatest handwriting in class in America, but derided as one of the worst in my old class in Vietnam. I used to write in cursive but have adopted print over the years. I haven't improved; in fact, I went the opposite direction: my handwriting is now messier than ever. 8D; Nonetheless legibility has never been an issue for me.

Objection!
April 20th, 2010, 06:10 PM
Are you a neat writer?

I suppose so. Though at times when I'm in a hurry to write a lot down my writing gets very big (by my standards).

Have you improved in your penmanship ever?

Well, of course I have, almost everybody does.

Do you generally write in print, or in script/cursive?

I actually kind of wish I'd gotten into the habit of cursive, but after the initial teaching of it in 3rd grade the teacher's pretty much forgot about it. Then, in 6th grade our teacher's suddenly said we have to complete all of our assignments in cursive, and we were all screwed. So, yeah, I write in print.

Have you actually ever had to redo a paper because of sloppy handwriting?

Yeah, 3rd grade my teacher said I had to redo this huge (for a 3rd grader) assignment because my handwriting was too large, even though I only had to use the page given to me. Then, when it was finally to her satisfaction I hadn't even taken up half the paper. Freakin' LA teachers...

msdmario
April 20th, 2010, 06:28 PM
Are you a neat writer?

Not really. If I write stuff more slowly, my handwriting is much easier to read. However, whenever I have to take notes, my handwriting will be extremely sloppy because I am a slow writer and I try to keep up with the professor before they move on.

Have you improved in your penmanship ever?

Nope, I still have the same old handwriting as before.

Do you generally write in print, or in script/cursive?

I write in print almost exclusively. The only time I write in cursive and when I need to sign something.

Have you actually ever had to redo a paper because of sloppy handwriting?

Can't remember the last that happened. All of my most recent papers were required to be typed out. I don't think I have handwritten an essay since my junior year of high school.

Gumball Watterson
April 20th, 2010, 06:36 PM
My handwriting is so horrible, it's only good for math... and that's it. Trust me, it's a lot sadder than it sounds :(

As a result, I type out all my homework that requires pencil and paper. Only math is when I write anything at all. Good thing the school I'm going to is much more technology orientated.

BHwolfgang
April 20th, 2010, 07:17 PM
Penmanship has always been a major factor for me when it comes to writing. I find it important to be as legible and neat as possible when writing a paper, note, story, etc. Most of my peers comend me for my neat handwriting, but I put it off as simple flattery. My mother often criticizes my handwriting whenever she sees me write, so I am doubtful of whether my handwriting is neat or not.

Whenever someone asks me why my handwriting is so neat, I simply reply by telling that I was taught how to write properly back when I was really young, three years old to be exact. So, I had lots of time practicing my penmanship. However, cursive has always eluded my attention. I stopped writing cursive ever since my teacher taught me it in 5th grade. To be honest, it has gotten worse since then. I have always preferred using print handwriting rather than the aforementioned.

Missingno.7-4468
April 20th, 2010, 08:27 PM
Are you a neat writer?
Yes, indeed I am; probably the neatest in my class. Too lazy to show a sample though(That, and I don't have a scanner)

Have you improved in your penmanship ever?
My handwriting was nearly illegible about 3 or 4 years ago.

Do you generally write in print, or in script/cursive?
Cursive. I am very fast in cursive(Which leads to typos...), and it's very neat most of the time. I do get sloppy occasionally though...
Have you actually ever had to redo a paper because of sloppy handwriting?
Nope. :P

loliwin
April 21st, 2010, 12:02 AM
Are you a neat writer?
I suppose! xD Cant bother to get a sample.

Have you improved in your penmanship ever?
A little bit. My writing was crap a few years ago. :D

Do you generally write in print, or in script/cursive?
Print. I think its way neater. xD

Have you actually ever had to redo a paper because of sloppy handwriting?
Nope, my teachers are too nice. 8D

Ninja Caterpie
April 21st, 2010, 12:45 AM
Are you a neat writer?
Pretty neat, compared to a bunch of my friends. Two, however, are freaky. One's just really neat and the other is exactly Arial.

Have you improved in your penmanship ever?
I've been trying to stick to writing the same neat way for a while because my mum says my penmanship is horrible.

Do you generally write in print, or in script/cursive?
Print. My cursive is horrible and goes all over the place. D= In fact, when I try to write in cursive, I often make mistakes because I'm focusing so much on making my cursive legible that I forget the next letter. I'm also much better with pencil than pen, because pencils grip to the paper well and don't slip around like pens, meaning I can't "accidentally" do any cursive.

Have you actually ever had to redo a paper because of sloppy handwriting?
Most of my papers aren't in handwriting, but if there is one, my handwriting will be so neat there won't be a problem. I'll actually try. The only other place I want to do that is my maths book, because my numbers are 1337.

Here's an example:

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/7986/picturek.png

EDIT: Holy cow, I just realised how pro my scanner is. This image is the exact same colour as the perfect-white background of my skin. 8D

Pazuru
April 21st, 2010, 04:35 AM
Are you a neat writer?
I don't think so. My friends say I do though. XD;

Have you improved in your penmanship ever?
Oh yeah. Throughout the years my penmanship has changed.

Do you generally write in print, or in script/cursive?
Print please. Easiest to read.

Have you actually ever had to redo a paper because of sloppy handwriting?
Nope~ ♥

RivalGator
April 21st, 2010, 04:47 AM
Are you a neat writer?
I am a very neat writer, but anything I learned to do I did not learn from schooling. It was just years and years of being online and writing to people and having learned most of my lessons there.

Have you improved in your penmanship ever?
Of course. Over the years I learn and try new things. I am still learning now; I'm not perfect.

Do you generally write in print, or in script/cursive?
I almost always write in print. I dislike cursive... For a lot of reasons. I simply just can't write cursive. I could when I was like, a kid, but... I don't even sign my name in cursive because it just looks so horrible.

Have you actually ever had to redo a paper because of sloppy handwriting?
Nah. Not since I was really young. If I ever had to re-do it it was because I had gotten it totally wrong somehow. It usually wasn't my writing that made the teacher hate it.

Mattysaurus
April 21st, 2010, 04:50 PM
I wrote out my answers.

http://i43.tinypic.com/2d9sagw.jpg

This was what I wrote for someone. I tend to write better when to someone else♥

http://i40.tinypic.com/k7t3l.jpg