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Old 02-08-2008, 01:18 PM   #21
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Throughout elementary school I usually had all A's except for a C in hand writing. The 5th grade teacher gave me an A in hand writing once just so I could have all A's.
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:48 PM   #22
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What a nice teacher you had, Khan.

I did well in academics but most times I couldn't get in the honor roll because I would get a C in "Conduct". Really, I wasn't rowdy at all. Being almost an only child at home, I just liked to talk a lot to my seatmates.

But in Catholic school, "silence, reverence, and obedience" were really big, and no teacher would bump up my conduct grade.

Oh well, at least, I think I know how to hold my pencil correctly.
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:57 PM   #23
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Concerning typing, I remember a day in college when I felt that I was still peeking at the keys occasionally, despite being a self-taught touch typer. So, I used a hole punch to create little dots of tape, and covered the keys with them. Within three weeks I was cured, and typing faster. Side benefit was that no one asked to borrow my typewriter.
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I so enjoy reading your posts! You are one very interesting character...bubble wrap on the window, tape dots on the keyboard and all!
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Throughout elementary school I usually had all A's except for a C in hand writing.
I had a similar experience, except my Cs and Ds were in "Conduct"...
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Sorry TromboneAl.....if that is what you wrote for 2850, it was wrong! "And" is a decimal point.....am I anal or what! And here I felt so compelled to say this.....I really need to retire!!!!!
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:03 PM   #27
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I have horrid hand writing... and I only write block letters. My signature is a squiggly line with a few peaks.

On the other hand, I touch type with no problem and sometimes annoy people by typing as I talk to them. Thankfully, life chose a career in IT with a lot of typing involved... played to my relatively few strengths.
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My handwriting still looks like it did in 1st grade....unless I write in "doctor"....fast/aerodynamic/intentionally sloppy

My signature has become a joke...figuratively and literally.The girls at the bank think im unique while people I dont know think I'm joking around. It looks like a super-sized "doctor" W. And My name is 5 syllables with no W's.

My typing is pretty fast for 2 fingers and a thumb...Really fast. people used to gather round my desk at work and ogle at my skills
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