Friday, 4 October 2013

Difference between Cursive and Print Styles of Handwriting


Cursive Handwriting
Print Handwriting

It is the writing style in which letters are joined together to make a meaningful word

It is that style of handwriting in which the letters are written separately while forming a word

Cursive style has a flow that provides a comfortable and efficient method of writing.

Print style is a reflection of words or sentences when typed or printed on a paper, book etc. using a computer device

It is written in running hand. “Cursive” is derived from Latin word “currere” which means “to run”.

This style involve breaks between every letter and require pauses in the flow of hand
Cursive is an ancient style of writing and the history of which dates back almost 2000 years

Print is a more recent adaptation owing more to the technological advancements (keyboards)
Cursive style is more adaptable in countries like India and other Asian countries, and forms an essential part of an elementary curriculum

Countries like US, UK etc. encourage the print style to be included in the school syllabus

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