Readable not only for me, for most of the people and even years later.
another thing is when I was in college... My notes were only useful for me because it was like tachigraphy with symbols, abreviations, etc...
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
At least, nothing longer than a single sentence. It is almost physically impossible for me now - my wrist starts aching unbearably after a very short while and I have to stop.
Mind you, when younger people would always complain about my handwriting, saying it was illegible. I couldn't see why - it seemed perfectly OK to me... then when I went to university my math tutor said he too had no problem with it, and after that I stopped worrying about it. I decided that handwriting legibility, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder!
I gave up cursive handwriting early in college, 39 years ago. The only cursive I can write now is my signature, and even that isn't in "correct" cursive form.
My printing is quite legible and unlike most of the posts in this survey, I can understand it later. This is mostly due to the notion of consider the audience, one of the most important principles in writing, and for that matter, software development. In this case the notes for myself are for a middle-aged, over-stressed, migraine-ridden guy who'd rather be home playing with his dogs.
I gave up cursive in 7th grade when I was told I could either use print or cursive in school . I was told my cursive was legible but only with a magnifying class, I do believe that the teacher was being a little facetious but her point was well-made. Of course as a result I have a heck of a time reading cursive .
Like you the only thing I write (in cursive) is my signature and that is a completely unreadable squiggle but unlike say a doctor it is tiny and not "flowery".
My print is OK. I can read it most of the time and others often can as well. Writing is generally for myself not others so I am my audience . If my audience is other people I generally type.
Sorry to hear about the migraines though ... my wife gets them too. Nasty things depending on the type of migraine (my wife has cycled through a bunch of different types over the years ... the ones where even a bed sheet causes physical pain on her skin, the ones where her vision grays out, the ones where it feels as if someone has stabbed her eyes from behind with an ice pick, and oh yeah even the ones that have head-aches ).
Same. In fact, I've become more skilled at it as time has gone on - I can string 'em together like no-ones business now.
After a momentary lapse some time back I dropped one in front of the MIL. Why don't you go make babies with yourself? - "oh, how sweet" was the look on her face until it turned to shock as she realised what I was actually saying.
Once I wrote some information in a in a piece of paper in cursive and gave it to some Japanese. He asked me what language have I used. I said English, he didn't believe me. He asked the manager why I am treating him like this. I had to write that again in printing form. Not joking
I do not fear of failure. I fear of giving up out of frustration.
Here in Norway even doctor's prescriptions are legible
- because they are not hand written any more. They never exist on paper, but go directly, electronically, from the doctor's office to a central registry. Any farmacy in the country can look up your prescriptions in the registry; all you need is a valid ID, and they fetch all the details on-line. You can also look up the registry entries applying to you (and minor children of yours) from your home computer.
I have somewhat mixed feelings about this information being available to so many. But farmacies require a lisence and specially trained personell; they should be able to give you supplementary information about the use of the medicines, suggest cheaper copy medicines etc - they are not general stores where you also can buy pencils and notepads and candy, the way it is in some other countries.
One definite advantage is that you can get your medicine anywhere in the country when travelling, without having to bring paper presciptions from home. Besides, I think it is good that you cannot go to ten doctors to get ten prescriptions for some semi-narcotic medicine; that would be noticed immediately.
And, back to the original comment: There is no longer a risk of the farmacy staff misreading the doctor's handwriting.