Bad handwriting. A hindrance in success?

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Posted: 13 years ago

I have a good hand writing since I was a child {thanks to my parents} and normally I do write pretty well.. but I have an illegible handwriting in exams…Reason: My hands start sweating badly when I am nervous. Ouch I even sometimes can't hold my pen properly! A tissue box is must for me.

 

 

For this I even suffered from one mark lose in Biology in my 10th grade securing 2nd position in the subject and lost 2nd position in class. OuchThe unknown marking teacher wrote at my answer sheet:

 

 

"Illegible handwriting" and he put a [-1] for that.Angry

 

 

I asked myself: Is my knowledge more important or my presentation? I am quite able to do best in my subject, why is my handwriting being a hindrance.Ermm 

 

 

Once my niece took up a paper where her friend had written something. Her friend is one of the best student of her school but she suffers from bad handwriting. One of our Uncle glanced at the paper and said: What a bad handwriting!? Ur friend is so illiterate.Confused

 

 

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Edited by MNMS - 13 years ago
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Posted: 13 years ago
If bad handwriting was really an hinderance, the in reality all doctors would be out of job by now... Wink

Kyun Dr Abhi?? Edited by Minnie - 13 years ago
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Posted: 13 years ago
Originally posted by abhijit shukla


Originally posted by Minnie


If bad handwriting was really an hinderance, the in reality all doctors would be out of job by now... Wink Kyun Dr Abhi??


Who me? What are you talking about? I cannot tell. I am new in this town.



LOL so maryam, i guess you got the answer Wink....
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Posted: 13 years ago
Originally posted by MNMS


I have a good hand writing since I was a child {thanks to my parents} and normally I do write pretty well.. but I have an illegible handwriting in exams…Reason: My hands start sweating badly when I am nervous. Ouch I even sometimes can't hold my pen properly! A tissue box is must for me.

 

Oh my,It happens to me too..Especially in exam halls which are badly ventilated,or when the subject is  an arduous one or if the paper is complex.....Ouch

 

In my school handwriting was given the paramount importance..Our junior school teachers were so particular about handwriting( and cursive at that)...Dead...I couldnt write neatly for nuts,and the teacher used to hit me on my knucklesAngryCry...and inorder to write neatly,I started writing so darkly with the pencil,infact I used to thrust the pencil on the paper so hard,that the impression would be imprinted till the thrid pageLOL..and that happens even now when I use a pen...I've had some of the worst experiences over this stooopid handwriting issue Dead..and over that I have my mother,who never tired of reiterating that "The teacher would feel like reading your paper if your handwriting is nice..especially when the teacher is in a good mood,you would get brownie points for a impeccable handwriting..All this adds to your personalityOuch"...

 

 

For this I even suffered from one mark lose in Biology in my 10th grade securing 2nd position in the subject and lost 2nd position in class. OuchThe unknown marking teacher wrote at my answer sheet:

 

 

"Illegible handwriting" and he put a [-1


for that.Angry

 

You guys are lucky to get to see your paper..In the ICSE and then CBSE boards,we dont get to see our papersConfused...and worse is that in the 10th  we dont even get individual marks for each science....we get a score for science,which is the average of P,C and B....and similarly,histroy and geography together is called "Social science"..thus we neither get to see our papers,nor get to know the individual scoresDead

 

 

I asked myself: Is my knowledge more important or my presentation? I am quite able to do best in my subject, why is my handwriting being a hindrance.Ermm 

 

trust me,Handwriting isnt a hindrance after the primary schoolTongue...Heck,after the 9th grade,handwriting matters naught...As then I wouldnt have scored anything close to what I did all my lifeLOL

 

Once my niece took up a paper where her friend had written something. Her friend is one of the best student of her school but she suffers from bad handwriting. One of our Uncle glanced at the paper and said: What a bad handwriting!? Ur friend is so illiterate.Confused

 

Sorry,but your uncle was stupid to say thatOuch..Some of the most learned people I have met have the most deplorable handwriting(some doctors for example....Cant even guess what they scribble in the prescriptionsLOL)..and how really does handwriting matter in today's age..I mean,everything is computerized,and as long as a person's english grammar is fine,I think handwriting isnt a hindrance

 

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Posted: 13 years ago
[Quote=Abhijit shukla]First, I am glad for your penpersonship and admire your willinglenss to give credit to parents but try hard as they can, parents cannot influence hand writings. They are innate to your nature just like your gait or your smile or your pronounciations. Everyone is wired uniquely. Otherwise all children of the same parents would have same quality handwritings[/quote]

Wht i wanted to say was that my parents worked hard on improving my writing by making me practise, practise and practise. But sweaty hands prevented me to deliver my best.

The Biology test was just an example from one of the incidents to illustrate my point.. Smile

The point of typing more and writing less is the most significant one here.. when we don't have to write that much why to pay so much emphasis on handwriting that it turns out of proportion and makes student life difficult {im talking abt school life... as Buffie said after school it just doesn't matter.}.. So it should be totally OUT of one of the parameters of marking!!

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Posted: 13 years ago

Originally posted by Buffie


MNMS= I have a good hand writing since I was a child {thanks to my parents} and normally I do write pretty well.. but I have an illegible handwriting in exams…Reason: My hands start sweating badly when I am nervous. Ouch I even sometimes can't hold my pen properly! A tissue box is must for me.

 

Oh my,It happens to me too..Especially in exam halls which are badly ventilated,or when the subject is  an arduous one or if the paper is complex.....Ouch

 

In my school handwriting was given the paramount importance..Our junior school teachers were so particular about handwriting( and cursive at that)...Dead...I couldnt write neatly for nuts,and the teacher used to hit me on my knucklesAngryCry...and inorder to write neatly,I started writing so darkly with the pencil,infact I used to thrust the pencil on the paper so hard,that the impression would be imprinted till the thrid pageLOL..and that happens even now when I use a pen [/quote


 

 Same case here... my school was full of "Good handwriting admirers".... so much importance...esp teachers.. so so so particular that it was impossible to please themDead... even i started writing so hard that my hand hurts.. and impression is beyond 3 pgsLOLLOL

 

Originally posted by Buffie


...I've had some of the worst experiences over this stooopid handwriting issue Dead..and over that I have my mother,who never tired of reiterating that "The teacher would feel like reading your paper if your handwriting is nice..especially when the teacher is in a good mood,you would get brownie points for a impeccable handwriting..All this adds to your personalityOuch"...[/quote


 

 All moms are the sameLOLConfused.. exactly i faced the same.. the SAME dialogues!! Good handwriting means good presentation.. work on it.. teachers will be happy.. etc etc etcOuch

 

 

Originally posted by Buffie


For this I even suffered from one mark lose in Biology in my 10th grade securing 2nd position in the subject and lost 2nd position in class. OuchThe unknown marking teacher wrote at my answer sheet:

 

 

"Illegible handwriting" and he put a [-1


for that.Angry

 

You guys are lucky to get to see your paper..In the ICSE and then CBSE boards,we dont get to see our papersConfused...and worse is that in the 10th  we dont even get individual marks for each science....we get a score for science,which is the average of P,C and B....and similarly,histroy and geography together is called "Social science"..thus we neither get to see our papers,nor get to know the individual scoresDead[/quote


 

 

it was a home exam so i got to see my paperEmbarrassed

 

 

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Posted: 13 years ago
i dont even know if i deserve to talk about handwriting... LOL

my handwriting has always been legible. but if you were to give me marks based on aesthetic handwriting, on a scale of ten.............. well, you would give me A MINUS TEN. LOL

my school teachers and professors in college always considered me to be very unique... my handwriting made me unique..... i.e. worst in the class. Big smile nevertheless, i managed to pass school and college with good grades.

good (read neat and legible, no emphasis on aesthetics) handwriting is always a plus. you are not expected to do calligraphy on your answer sheets.

Edited by NNGAL - 13 years ago
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Posted: 13 years ago
NNGAL .. Welcome to DM Smile Enjoy the debates hereEdited by MNMS - 13 years ago
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