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Tips To Improve Your Handwriting

If you are struggling with your handwriting, try these tips to correct the flaws.

Days of the letter have long gone. However, every now and then you still have to pick up a pen and paper, and as dreadful as it may sound, write on it. With people typing away their words on keyboards, we hardly ever write anymore. As a result, when you pick up the pen to write something after a significantly long period of time, the brain seems to have lost its connection with the pen. This leads to some rough letters and scrawling on the paper –words that are hardly legible. Nevertheless, having a clean and good handwriting is important no matter what field you are in. In fact, handwriting is a primary way to make our mark. Here are a few tips on how you can improve your handwriting.

Select The Right Pen For You

Like Harry Potter’s magic wand, everyone has a right pen that’s made for them. Choose you pen carefully. By that, we mean that the pen you choose should make you feel comfortable. You should be able to feel that you are in control of the pen. Some people prefer light weighted pens that feel like a feather in the hands while some prefer heavy pens. Make sure that the movement of your hands is not restricted in any way when you are holding your pen. The ink should come out in a nice and smooth flow as you work your way across the paper.

Keep A Correct Posture

It is extremely important to keep your posture in check when writing. Keep you back straight and your feet flat on the floor without crossing your legs. Keep your arm and your hand relaxed. If you feel some floppiness in your hand shake it and move your wrist a little. Rest the forearm on the table. Keeping your posture correct while writing helps with movement of your wrists and arms that greatly affects your handwriting.

Check The Heights Of The Letters

Remember to take note of the height of each of your letters in relation to each other. The ascenders and descenders in your handwriting should be in perfect proportion with each other. In case you get the height of your letters wrong in relation to each other, it would make your handwriting difficult to read and sometimes, may even look cramped.

Urbee Sarkar

A content writer by the day and hardcore Netflix enthusiast by the night, Urbee believes the world to be a story, a ‘tour de force’ in the making. A blind supporter of coffee, she spends her time with her face buried in books on most days when she is not writing. On the other days, she strums her favourite songs while secretly planning for her next trip into the mountains. Urbee is a lit post-grad who has worked as a feature writer for digital media firms and believes the content industry to be her calling.
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