How To Improve Handwriting
Nov 18, 2011 Young Learners 2145 Views
Handwriting can be something that people get embarrassed about or wish to change. It's amazing how different writing is from person to person. There are many things that can be seen as a reason for this perceived problem.
The frustration behind poor handwriting is that many people use this as a portrait of personality and parents are very keen to make sure that their children can write legibly and neatly.
One thing to consider is that neat notes can lead to a more positive attitude and better results in school. Here are five of the best ways to improve handwriting:
- Understanding - By identifying and observing a problem with your handwriting, you will be able to analyse what you have written and which words or letters need more attention to increase the finesse and neatness of copy. Uneven word and letter spacing is one of the most obvious and common error.
- Materials - Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Make sure that you remember this cliché throughout life, and it's the same with writing. Your choice of pen and paper can make a great difference in ensuring that your style is being suited. This can be a personal preference but many people believe that the foundation of good handwriting can come through a fountain pen.
- Technique - Many things in life need good technique for them to be able to work properly, neat handwriting isn't really any different. Try to use your shoulder and fore-arm muscles to write because by using your fingers you may well put too much weight onto the paper and have messier handwriting due to squeezing the pen. Uniformity is something that often follows this.
- Posture - Posture is something else that some people fail to consider, but it is an important issue. By sitting up straight and not slumping you can ensure that your arm movement is fixed and narrowed while increasing your concentration.
- Practice - Practice makes perfect is something that we hear across life, and this is no different in terms of handwriting. Print, block and cursive handwriting are things that need to be practised to ensure that you have the perfect style for all of your handwriting. Some like to compare their writing to others in order to realise exactly how you would like your writing to be in the end.
To some people, the inability to write neatly can be problematic, and many parents want to make sure that their children are up to speed on handwriting as soon as possible.