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Old 16.11.2011, 22:55
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Having neat handwriting is important as quite a few of my uni exams involved an hour of fast writing with the knowledge that the person correcting the exam was not going to take pains over trying to read what I wrote if it was messy and what you can't read doesn't get you marks. Same for my brother who did an apprenticeship, he had to hand in hand-written reports quickly and part of why he was fired from his apprenticeship is that he could not write legible reports. Schnürlischrift is much faster to write once you have the hang of it and it's a useful skill whenever you want to write something meaningful - you can put your words into a form that looks as beautiful as its content deserves.
I wonder how my doctor got through!
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I wonder how my doctor got through!
Yeah, the famous "Ärztekralle", I think that's a whole world apart. And it's dangerous, as some pharmacists can't actually read what's on the prescription. It is a downward road when you compare yourself to those who are worse to justify mediocrity though, don't you think?
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Old 16.11.2011, 23:02
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It's possible to choose Italian over English anywhere in Switzerland.
Not in Ticino (nor in the Italian speaking parts of Grigioni).

Italian is required, English is optional!

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Old 17.11.2011, 00:36
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We got taught Italic script. Oh no...I'm a failure. Good job I'm a dab hand with a keyboard then.

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Having neat handwriting is important as quite a few of my uni exams involved an hour of fast writing with the knowledge that the person correcting the exam was not going to take pains over trying to read what I wrote if it was messy and what you can't read doesn't get you marks. Same for my brother who did an apprenticeship, he had to hand in hand-written reports quickly and part of why he was fired from his apprenticeship is that he could not write legible reports. Schnürlischrift is much faster to write once you have the hang of it and it's a useful skill whenever you want to write something meaningful - you can put your words into a form that looks as beautiful as its content deserves.
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