Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker
andrewducker

My handwriting brings all the boys to the yard

My handwriting

is amazing
7(6.0%)
is good
32(27.4%)
is bad
58(49.6%)
is unreadable, even by me
20(17.1%)

In the last year the longest thing I have handwritten is

Nothing at all. Literally.
0(0.0%)
A few words on a birthday card, or a note to myself in a meeting
23(19.8%)
a few paragraphs
25(21.6%)
a page
4(3.4%)
a few pages
42(36.2%)
numerous pages - something report-sized
19(16.4%)
a book
3(2.6%)

I write

cursively (nice and joined up)
72(64.3%)
block writing, but capitals and lower case
35(31.2%)
ALL CAPITALS FOR ME, BABY
5(4.5%)

I prefer

typing
95(86.4%)
handwriting
15(13.6%)


The context being a lunchtime conversation about when the changeover was at universities between "You aren't allowed to type essays." to "What do you mean you wrote this by hand?" When I went to university in 1990 I wasn't allowed to write essays on computer in my first year, but by third year it was allowed, and I believe it became expected/mandatory within the following five years.
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