Wednesday, March 01, 2006
On My Bad Handwriting
I have like the worst handwriting ever. Everyone makes fun of it. It's insulting. But recently I realized I have a bigger problem than previously thought.
I got back my radon test results. They think my first name is "Som". And they changed my last name too, but I can't put that on the blog. It's really kind of bad.
So here is a short history of my handwriting...
Pre-K: The writing begins. I'm bad at it (like everyone), but I'm the only one who can write a lower case "n" (it's basically an upside-down u).
First Grade: I can't spell, and my writing sucks. However, if necessary I can make it pretty neat. I am in "Handwriting Group", so I leave to practice handwriting every so often. I'm also so stupid I have my own class aide. Don't know how that happened.
Second Grade: Cursive begins, and ends. I don't hold my pencil correctly.
Fifth Grade: Teacher insists I learn cursive, gives me packets to do.
Seventh Grade: Essay requires I write in cursive. I hold my pencil incorrectly. It takes me hours to do.
Eighth Grade: After my hand aches, I hold my pencil correctly during a social studies test. It sticks, but the grip moves slowly back from the pencil. I now write a couple centimeters from the tip. I also do a pointless blog post on my bad handwriting.
It's late and I kind of have to go, but here are some words of wisdom.
If you have bad handwriting you'll never need help reading anyone elses handwriting.
Handwriting has very little to do with intelligence.