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    This isn't urgent or worrying or anything, I'm just curious. My handwriting is not illegible, but some say it's quite 'childlike', where I put little circles above the 'i's, (I try to stop doing that but do you know how difficult it is to change something that's basically become a reflex now?) it's also not italic and sophisticated, more bubbly and cartoony. I was just wondering if examiners really care about what your handwriting is like, or if they make perceptions about you based on it.

    My handwriting used to be absolutely terrible, but I started writing all my characters individually and it instantly improved it. However, at first this slowed my handwriting rate by quite a lot, but now I'm a lot faster. I'm not saying it's going to work for you, but it's just an idea. Considering you're describing your handwriting as "bubbly and cartoony", you may already do this, but I don't know. As long as they can read it, it's fine. If they can't read it, they'll only mark what they can read. To be honest, teachers are sometimes unintentionally biased towards bad handwriting, so I would get practicing as soon as possible.

    no they don't care about it, although the easier it is too read, the easier and quicker it is to mark, so they may subconsciously be more generous when it comes to giving out marks

    Nah my writing was absolutely horrendous by the end of my AS economics exam and I still got A

    honestly if someone was able to read my gcse english lit papers, then any type of handwriting is fine
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