SW Handwriting Course Lesson 1 Posted!
signwriting at MAC.COM
Tue Jan 9 17:06:51 UTC 2007
January 9, 2007
Stuart Thiessen wrote:
> Just wondering. Otherwise, very helpful lesson. Just one thought.
> I still would encourage us to standardize as much as possible, so I
> wondered if we should have some discussion about the variations?
> While we will have our minor differences in writing, hopefully,
> having standardization where possible will help us be able to read
> each other's handwriting better. :) (Perhaps our Deaf doctors'
> handwriting will be easier to read than their peers ;-) ... a
> little handwriting joke ... )
Thanks for this positive email...and yes, standardizing Handwriting
will be a good goal.
My sister is a doctor and a brilliant one too...but when it comes to
reading her handwriting...I cannot understand why all doctors seem to
have handwriting that is hard to read...but it is just true!
And when I lived in Europe, I found out that the Danish school system
taught handwriting of A, B and C differently than I had learned in
Southern California...so I had to Block-Print all my handwritten
messages while I lived in Denmark, because I knew they would not be
able to read my handwriting, since I was trained so differently...
And I could not read Danish handwriting at all...didn't matter
whether they were writing English or Danish...the symbols themselves
were impossible for me to read until I started to get used to
it...but I never totally got used to it...
So for that reason, whenever I write English by hand, I try to block-
print as much as possible for the reader's sake...never knowing what
training they have in handwriting...
I will be posting my homework assignments shortly - yes - even the
teacher does her homework - ha!
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